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.
FOURTEENTH ANNUAL JOY OF THE LENS
Live in the Crooker Gallery, March 25 to April 22, 2023
The 2023 Joy of the Lens exhibit will be hosted in-person in Topsham Public Library’s Crooker Gallery and Highland’s Community Room. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 1pm and is open to the public. We’d love to have you join us! There will be no photographers’ talk this year.
Registration for the Fourteenth Annual Joy of the Lens is now open. The deadline is Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 4pm. Find the printable guidelines with rules of entry and key dates for Joy of the Lens 2023 here and register at the link below.
Registration is now closed. Please see the category winners below.
*** New to our JOY lineup is the option for the public to purchase a color catalog of the exhibit. All funds raised will go to the Friends of TPL and will be used for future Joy of the Lens expenses. Click the image below to order your copy of this year’s exhibit.
If you have any questions, please email Monique Marchilli-Barker at email@example.com or call the library at 725-1727.
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Please note that if you have previously “unsubscribed” from the gallery or Friends emails, you must re-subscribe if you wish to receive any JOY updates via email.
Congratulations to the 2023 Joy of the Lens Award Winners!
- PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Roskva the Troll by Douglas Kanes
- COLOR: Goin’ Clammin’ by Bill Peabody
- BLACK & WHITE: Katahdin in Winter by Jack Sharkey
- KAREN’S CHALLENGE – TRANSITIONS: Swift River by Rob Smith
- COLOR: Quizzical by Dick Tarr
- BLACK & WHITE: Family Ties by Norma Warden
- KAREN’S CHALLENGE – TRANSITIONS: Build a Better Bridge by Craig Snapp
You may purchase a color catalog of this exhibit. All proceeds go directly to the Friends who pay for programming at the library, including the JOY competitions. Purchase your copy here.
Joy of the Len…
by Friends of TPL
2023 Friends Photo Lottery
Norma Warden has graciously donated her photograph, “The Weight of Sorrow Cannot Be Measured”, for the Friends Photo Lottery. All members of the Friends of TPL are automatically entered. If you aren’t a member and would like a chance to win, join the Friends at friendstopshamlibrary.org/membership/ or stop by the library.