Wednesday, October 14, 2009
EVENT: Documenting New England Ruination
WHAT:The Maine Historical Society invites you to... Ruin: Photographs of a Vanishing America by Brian Vanden Brink, Photographer
WHEN:Tuesday, October 20, 12:00-1:00pm
WHERE: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME
COST: Free and open to the public.
FMI: For more information call (207)774-1822, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mainehistory.org
Join the photographer to explore his newly published collection of images. Vanden Brink's photographs capture the gradual demise of churches, mills, bridges, grain elevators, storefronts, and other iconic American structures that were built - and ultimately abandoned. His collection considers the value and significance of these sites, past and present, and grants permanence to places that may soon vanish forever.
Vanden Brink is an award-winning architectural photographer whose work regularly appears in Down East Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, Coastal Living, and New England Home Magazine, among many other publications. This is his third book.