JOY OF THE LENS

The annual Joy of the Lens exhibit, inaugurated in 2009, features original photographs by current Maine residents, both amateur and professional, aged 16 or older. The three entry categories are: Color, Black & White, and a special “Challenge” posed by the previous year’s winner of the Peoples’ Choice Award. Awards are made in all three categories with an additional Peoples’ Choice Award announced at the close of the exhibit. This signature event is co-sponsored by the Trustees and the Friends of the Topsham Public Library.


THIRTEENTH ANNUAL JOY OF THE LENS
March 26 to April 29, 2022

The 2022 Joy of the Lens exhibit will be hosted in-person in Topsham Public Library’s Crooker Gallery and Highland’s Community Room. There will be no reception or photographers’ talk for this year. Instead, we hope to host another summer JOY garden event similar to the one in 2021.

Registration for Joy of the Lens 2022 is now closed.  Please visit Topsham Public Library’s virtual gallery anytime during the exhibit dates to enjoy this year’s collection of images from Maine photographers, professional and amateur alike.

If you have any questions, please email Monique Marchilli-Barker at tplgallery@topshamlibrary.org or call the library at 725-1727.

 

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Congratulations to the 2022 Joy of the Lens Award Winners!

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Happy Moose by Victorien Rami
COLOR: The Weight of Sorrow Cannot Be Measured by Norma Warden
BLACK & WHITE: Moxie Falls by Dick Tarr
PETER’S CHALLENGE – CONTRASTS: Stranded by Karen Kurkjian

Honorable Mentions

COLOR: The Kiss by Linda Cullivan
BLACK & WHITE: Solitude by Jack Sharkey
PETER’S CHALLENGE – CONTRASTS: Infinite Conflict by Rob Smith
New this year is a color catalog of the exhibit. All proceeds go directly to the Friends who pay for programming at the library, including the JOY competitions. You may purchase a copy here.
Joy of the Lens 2022 catalog
Joy of the Len…
by Friends of TPL
By Friends of TPL
Photo book

2022 Friends Photo Lottery

Scott Anderson has graciously donated his photograph, “2020”, for the Friends Photo Lottery. If you aren’t a member and would like a chance to win this beautiful photograph, join the Friends before April 30th at friendstopshamlibrary.org/membership/ or stop by the library. The drawing will be held on April 30, 2022. All current members of the Friends of TPL are automatically entered into the drawing.