A native of Camden, Maine, photographer Samantha Appleton covered the war in Iraq for much of the first three years. Most of her work there concentrated on Iraqi civilians. She began covering the U.S. presidential campaign in early 2007 for the New Yorker magazine, and became an Official White House Photographer at the start of the Obama administration. She served in that capacity for the next 2½ years.
For Appleton, these two profoundly different experiences were merely different sides of the vortex of modern history. The images she created reflect each other rather than contrast each other. Here From There, like the idiosyncratic Maine saying, “You can’t get there from here,” suggests that to make a line, you must make a circle.
One of Samantha Appleton's first assignments for the New Yorker was covering the 9/11 attacks in New York City. For her reflections ten years later, read her blog posting.
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4, 4-6 pm
Illustrated Lecture by photographer Samantha Appleton: Monday, August 27, 7:30pm, Rockport Opera House, co-hosted with Maine Media Workshops; no charge for admission.
Exhibition Sponsor: A.E. Sampson & Son.
CMCA is also grateful to major media sponsor Maine Home + Design magazine.