"An Evening with Mike"
by Michael Goodman, MNEC
Monday, May 22, 7:30 PM

Join us for an evening of inspiration with lots of opportunity for learning. Mike will be sharing a variety of short, 3-6 min photo essays that are each accompanied by music. He'll take us to faraway places such as the Norwegian arctic circle and Myanmar, places known for their bird wildlife such as Haines, Alaska and South Texas, scenic locations such as Death Valley and the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Mike will also present more local journeys around New England. Between essays Mike will share stories and gladly answer questions whether technical or general. Share in Mike's photo essays over last few years.

Mike began taking pictures as a teenager and has continued ever since. His first camera was a Kodak Brownie. His images have been published in books, calendars, music albums, on the web and have been shown at galleries both in New England and in Europe. One of his most favorite activities is delivering multi-media photographic shows for business and photographic groups as well as teaching using images he has taken from his travels around the world. His artist statement reads -‘It’s all about catching the light and catching the moment for us all to appreciate this glorious and amazing world we inhabit.’

Our speaker has won numerous awards in international exhibitions as well as juried shows throughout New England and his landscape and nature work has been exhibited at Galerie f5.6 -Munich, Germany, The Main Street Art Gallery-Newfields, NH, the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery-Portsmouth, NH, the Sohn Fine Art Gallery-Lee, MA, the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery-Exeter, NH, NOA Gallery-Groton, MA and the Cape Cod Art Association -Barnstable, MA. Recently, two of his images were selected for inclusion in the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists yearlong ‘New Hampshire Now’ book project. He has won many awards and medals in international exhibitions including the Greater Lynn Photographic Association International Exhibition, Photographic Society of Rhode Island International Exhibition of photography, the Photographic Society of America-PSA International Exhibition and the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists-CamNats International Nature Exhibition.

He has been a very active member of the Gateway Camera Club for 42 years and also participates in the Seacoast Camera Club-NH, Greater Lynn Photographic Association, The New Hampshire Artists Association and Massachusetts Camera Naturalists- CamNats, an invitation only nature photography association.

He is a very sort after judge, judging at many camera clubs throughout New England as well as many interclub competitions-both NECCC and PSA and international photographic exhibitions and he has presented many teaching presentations and showcases throughout the northeast. For his photographic art as well as his service to the New England photographic community Mike was awarded the honor of Master Member of the New England Camera Club Council-MNEC