Addendum: Southgate Faces will be hanging at Frontier through February 10 2019.
Southgate Faces: Faces and Voices from an American Shipyard: Join us for an evening of mingling, a short presentation and discussion with Heather Perry and Hopper McDonough.
Wed Nov 28 | Cafe mingle/light apps 5:30-6:30pm; Theater presentation 6:30-7pm
Free with online registration
Please join us for an evening of mingling and discussion about Southgate Faces: Faces and Voices from an American Shipyard. The project features portraits and brief interviews with shipbuilders from Bath Iron Works, who were asked to step into a photo booth set up across from the Yard’s Southgate during their lunch break. Sixty-seven sound portraits were collected during 17 visits over the course of a year. The impetus for the project was to break down barriers between Bath residents and the large work force that moves in and out of the city during the Yard’s 3 daily shifts.
On November 28 2018, Southgate Faces creators Heather Perry (Photographer) and Hopper McDonough (Audiographer) will present a short video about the project genesis and evolution, followed by a short question and answer session. Please join us for mingling and light refreshments from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, followed by the presentation and discussion in the theater from 6:30 – 7 pm.
The portraits and context images from Southgate Faces are featured throughout the main dining room. There is also a kiosk where audio interviews and more content can be seen and heard.
Ready to hang collection available for exhibition.
On Thursday September 14, Maine Things Considered featured an interview with us about Southgate Faces, and featuring some of the voices from our photo booth. We are so thrilled with the excellent edit made by Keith Shortall and the MBPN staff, and especially with the air time given to the shipbuilders themselves. If you missed it, you can listen on line here.
The Lewis Gallery is a lovely sunken art space in the heart of the Public Library in Portland Maine, and we are delighted to have a full exhibit here from August 4 - September 22 2017. In this collection, you will see 25 of our shipbuilder portraits, three context image triptychs, as well as a looping video with compilations of answers to our various interview questions. Please stop by and visit this exhibit if you find yourself in Portland!
The Maine Maritime Museum, just down the road from Bath Iron Works, has opened an exhibit called Through These Gates: Maine Shipyard Photography 1858-2016, and we are delighted to have our work included in this collection. As part of the 60 photograph exhibit, we have incorporated 10 of our shipbuilder portraits, complete with an audio kiosk where the interviews for each can be heard. Additionally, we have a large amount of digital content in the small theater adjacent to the exhibit gallery. Through These Gates will be open from February 8 - September 24 2017. Please stop by if you find yourself in Bath!