Troy R. Bennett

Troy R. Bennett

Photographer

Troy Bennett takes photos and video for the BDN in Portland and beyond. Before joining the BDN in February 2012, Troy worked for the Times Record of Brunswick.
 
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Here’s some pictures in the snow

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 12:31 p.m.
Eddie Walsh of Portland’s Parks and Recreation Department clears the white stiff from City Hall Plaza on Wednesday. Walsh said laughingly that he was, “One of the city’s finest snow fighters.”

These singers raise their voices together in protest

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 17, 2017, at 2:08 p.m.

‘Smeltin’ This Saturday Night’

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 16, 2017, at 8:47 a.m.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT

What really goes on in a Maine smelt shack

on Jan. 16, 2017, at 3:24 a.m.
Tim Cason whirls Grace Glynn at the weekly Portland Intown Contra Dance on Thursday night at the State Street Church. After a 20 year break, contra dancing has come back to the city.

After 20 years gone, a rural tradition has twirled back into town

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 09, 2017, at 12:45 p.m.
Portland has a regular contra dance again — and this time around, the organizers have thrown out the gender roles.

After 20 years, Portland gets its contradance back

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 09, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT

The 5 craziest things I did on my motorcycle this year

on Dec. 31, 2016, at 6 a.m.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT

These Mainers opened up to tell their stories on video in 2016

on Dec. 30, 2016, at 8:37 a.m.
There’s something about each one that I’m still proud of, months after making them.
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The snow isn’t slowing down life in Portland

on Dec. 29, 2016, at 3:11 p.m.
The sky was spitting snow over the city before 9 a.m. but it didn’t seem to slow much down.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT

This is why I think these pictures from 2016 are worth a second look

on Dec. 28, 2016, at 12:37 p.m.
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These guys are making spirits bright in Portland

on Dec. 23, 2016, at 1:49 p.m.
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Portland mourns 32 homeless people who died in city in 2016

on Dec. 22, 2016, at 10:51 a.m.
“I knew most of them,” said Carlson, who was also recently homeless. “I knew a lot of the people who passed away this year, unfortunately.”
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Eating cake with our neighbors can make the world a better place

on Dec. 21, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.
Food, especially sweets, knows no language barrier.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT

This epic new music video might make you long for summer in Maine

on Dec. 20, 2016, at 10 a.m.
“I don’t even want to make a guess at how many hours it took,” the director said. “I got lost in the edit. I sometimes sat there for eight hours at a stretch.”

Wiscasset still trying to find its way without Maine Yankee

By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 17, 2016, at 7:17 a.m.

Remembering the man behind L.L. Bean’s first color catalog photos

By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 15, 2016, at 6:34 a.m.
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This Maine ‘curmudgeon’ shot LL Bean’s first color catalog, then saw China —17 times

on Dec. 15, 2016, at 6 a.m.
I never met photographer Mason Philip Smith. I wish I had, but it’s too late now.
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This Maine ‘curmudgeon’ shot LL Bean’s first color catalog, then saw China —17 times

on Dec. 15, 2016, at 6 a.m.
I never met photographer Mason Philip Smith. I wish I had, but it’s too late now.
MAINERS WE MET
Portland musician Jenny Van West finds unneeded, but playable, keyboards and guitars and puts them in the hands of Portland’s newest Mainers. Van West just won a $5,000 to help her cause.

A Portland woman gets a little help in her mission to give instruments to new Mainers

By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 13, 2016, at 6:49 a.m.
Van West is the founder and sole proprietor of the Maine Immigrant Musical Instrument Project.

By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 12, 2016, at 9:25 a.m.