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Gregory got his start in journalism delivering his hometown newspaper, the Norwich Bulletin, as a teenager, reading the front page articles on dark winter mornings as he passed under streetlights. Greg worked as a photojournalist at a weekly newspaper group in Connecticut for three years before attending the University of Montana to study journalism and Spanish. He interned at the Portland Press Herald in the summer of 1995 and the Boston Globe the following year. He was hired at the Press Herald in 1997 and over the past 20 years, he has photographed throughout Maine, covered the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, twice embedded with Maine Army National Guard troops in Iraq, covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. In 2004, Rec was named Journalist of the Year with columnist Bill Nemitz by the Maine Press Association for their work in Iraq. After only ten years at the Press Herald, he won the Master Photographer award from the New England Society of Newspaper Editors, an award usually reserved for veteran photographers.

  • Published
    October 19, 2022

    Photos: Maine shows off in the fall

    Our state, looking glorious in the colors of autumn.

  • Published
    October 5, 2022

    In photos: Best of September

    September is our transition from summer into fall, a time of fairs and apples, classes and school sports. But this September also saw a wave of violent crime in Portland, a public housing high-rise that was without electricity for days after a storm, and the arrival of rescued beagles. Here are some of the best photos of the month from Press Herald photographers.

  • Published
    August 29, 2022

    Watch a time-lapse video of a Shaker Village building being lifted

    Workers raised the Yellow Garage at the Shaker Village in New Gloucester on Monday, Aug. 29. The garage, originally built in 1910, housed the Shaker community’s first automobile, which was also the first automobile in the town of New Gloucester, says Michael Graham, director of the Shaker Museum and Library. The garage was lifted over […]

  • Published
    August 19, 2022

    In photos: The best of July

    Hot and dry, that was July. But we’ll take summer in any weather. Here are some of the best photos from the Press Herald photographers for the month.

  • Published
    August 16, 2022

    Special Surfers hit the waves in Kennebunk

    Special Surfers, which introduces surfing to people with physical, developmental and emotional challenges, holds its third and final surfing event of the summer in Kennebunk on Tuesday evening.

  • Published
    August 7, 2022

    The ties that bind: A decade of father-daughter hikes in the White Mountains

    Press Herald photographer Gregory Rec reminisces about 10 years of mountain hikes with his daughter, Corinna.

  • Published
    July 17, 2022

    In photos: In the summertime

    There is no better place to be than right here, in Maine. Press Herald photographers capture the season in all its sun-soaked goodness.

  • Published
    June 7, 2022

    Tagged white sharks can’t hide from 1st buoy of its kind in Maine waters

    The buoy, which transmits real-time notifications when a tagged white shark is nearby, was put into Saco Bay on Tuesday by University of New England faculty and students.

  • Published
    June 6, 2022

    Best of May photo gallery: A month of contrasts

    May is a month of life, when Maine throws off winter’s gray and emerges into a golden, green spring. Yet it always ends with Memorial Day, when we honor those who died fighting for our country. This year, May will be remembered for the murder of 21 people, including 19 children, in Uvalde, Texas, as well as 10 people killed at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Here are some of the Press Herald’s best photos of May, many of them suffused with hope.

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    June 4, 2022

    In photos: Alewives return to Mill Brook in Westbrook

    Alewives have returned to Mill Brook in Westbrook this spring, swimming upstream to get to Highland Lake to spawn. It’s the largest fish migration from Casco Bay and part of Maine’s success story in opening up rivers to allow alewives to return to their traditional spawning grounds. Press Herald photographer Gregory Rec was there to capture the beauty and action.