Picture This

MOUNT DESERT — Photographers of all ages are invited to submit a photograph of someone on Mount Desert Island – a friend, spouse, grandparent, teacher, husband or anyone else – for “Don’t Say Cheese!”


The exhibit will open on Friday, April 30, in The Old School House & Museum. Presented by Mount Desert Island Historical Society, the exhibit will be on display through May. The idea behind the exhibit is to capture for history images of island people in the month of April 2010. What are people wearing today? What hair styles are popular? Does the subject want to be remembered as serious, friendly, goofy?

“Take a picture of someone in his or her favorite clothes, chatting with friends, at work or just having fun!” says exhibit curator Annette Carvajal. Let the person pick his most comfortable pose. And don’t forget, before you snap that photo, say ‘Don’t Say Cheese!’  Then see what happens.”

Photographers of all ages may participate. Several professional and semi-professional photographers will loan portraits of island people to the exhibit. The historical society will draw on its own collections of historical photographs to illustrate the different ways people have presented themselves to the camera in years past.

Five-by-seven-inch photos are preferred. All photos must be received by Friday, April 23, and submitted with the name, address and telephone number of the photographer. Photos may be e-mailed to [email protected]; delivered to The Old School House & Museum, 373 Sound Drive in Mount Desert; or mailed to MDI Historical Society, P. O. Box 653, Mount Desert ME 04660. For more information, call the historical society at 276-9323.

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