Nigel Barker, a former judge on the reality show competition “America’s Next Top Model,” will come to Maine’s largest city Thursday for the grand opening celebration for a new hotel and finale of a local photography contest.
Five finalists in the hotel’s “Unpacking Portland” contest, in which Maine-based photographers were asked to submit photographs of “ Portland’s unexpected moments,” are being invited to a mini master class with Barker Thursday before the ceremonial opening of the AC Hotel Portland Downtown/Waterfront.
Barker is a longtime photographer whose work has appeared in magazines such as “Town & Country” and “GQ,” and who rose to fame as a judge on “America’s Next Top Model.” He has also written bestselling books on beauty and models, and is now a judge on reality show competitions “The Face” and “Top Photographer.”
The luxury hotel at 158 Fore St. has 178 guest rooms and a 40-seat restaurant.
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