Gary Green (b. 1956)
"Much of his recent work is about the personal significance and quiet beauty of often overlooked ordinary places: a disheveled and empty neighborhood lot, a meadow we pass every day, an unassuming stand of trees along the turnpike, a scrubby salt marsh just off a highway's shoulder." [garygreenphotographs.com]
A New York native, Green received an M.F.A. in photography from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. After some years teaching photography, Green moved to Maine in 1998, where he found more opportunities for teaching photography and more subjects for his own work. While some of Greeen's works do capture the coast, Green's photographs also capture the seemingly ordinary: trees, meadows, grass, and hills. Green's photos seek to capture the simple and quiet wonder of these places.
Green's works can be found in a number of public and private collections and have been featured in group and solo exhibitions at a number of institutions in Maine and beyond.