Beauty comes in many forms. A diver suspended in midair. A flock of pigeons rising in the snow. The stillness of a lobster boat and a man and dog on a paddleboard in calm ocean waters at sunset. Portland Press Herald photographers uncover unexpected beauty every day. They show us the profound beauty of connection. The tenderness of a loving husband and his wife, who is in hospice, celebrating their anniversary. The resilience of families who have traveled from a world away trying to make a new home in a strange land together. The collective grief of a community experiencing enormous loss after an act of previously unimaginable violence. It is a great privilege to photograph the people and stories of Maine. We share some of the best of the year from the photographers of the Portland Press Herald in a gallery at the Portland Public Library.

Join us for light refreshments and conversation on Friday, Feb. 2 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. You can view the full Photos of the Year galleries online here.


Can’t make it to this one? Our Photos of the Year gallery is going on the road, visit us at these locations this year:

March 1-29: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden

April 2- May 9: Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St, Cumberland

July 1-July 30: Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, 18 Maine St, Kennebunkport

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