Master Series Lecture: Brenton Hamilton and Matt Smolinsky

Posted June 24, 2013, at 11:52 a.m.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St, Rockport, ME

For more information: Maine Media Workshops and College; 207-236-8581;

Raised in Maine, Brenton Hamilton is an educator and working studio artist living in Rockport. Brenton attended the University of Maine and Maine Photographic Workshops completing studies in 1985 and later earned a baccalaureate degree from LaGrange College in Design, Magna Cum Laude in 1990 and an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 1992. Hamilton has lead classes at Maine Media Workshops for 19 years and his specialty areas include the history of photography, B&W darkroom craft and historic processes.

Matt teaches digital imaging, traditional black and white photography, and digital art in the Art and New Media Departments at the University of Maine, and has been on the Maine Media summer faculty since 2006. A graduate of Boston University, Matt received his M.F.A. from Maine Media College, and began his professional career as a photojournalist working on newspaper staffs in New York, Michigan, and Massachusetts. Between 2002 and 2005, Matt lived in Seoul, Korea, photographing throughout the peninsula while teaching kindergarten and English. His photographs have been published and exhibited in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, where his work is currently represented by the Kim Young-Seob Gallery.