Peter Ralston

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Peter Ralston – Photographer and
resident of Rockport, Maine
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November 14, 2017
Peter Ralston has photographed the coast of Maine since 1978. He is especially drawn to the working communities that define coastal Maine’s character. His work has been seen in countless books and magazines, featured on network television and has been exhibited in galleries, collections and museums throughout the United States and abroad. In 2003 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree at Colby College for his photography and his role as co-founder of the Island Institute. In 2010 a documentary short was produced about his work. He lives with his wife Terri just a five minute walk from Ralston Gallery, at the head of Rockport Harbor.

The conversation will be lead by Gregory Rec, chief photographer at the Portland Press Herald since 1997. He has covered the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in New York, Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. He embedded with Maine Army National Guard troops in Iraq and was named the Maine Press Association co-journalist of the year with columnist Bill Nemitz for their work. He has won numerous other awards from the National Press Photographers Association and the New England Associated Press News Editors Association.

Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square
Portland, ME 04101


  • Opening reception at the Portland Museum of Art.
  • Maine Voices Live opening reception.
  • Portland Press Herald CEO, Lisa DeSisto welcomes the audience.
  • The audience at Maine Voices Live.
  • Host Gregory Rec with photographer Peter Ralston on the Maine Voices Live stage.
  • Maine photographer Peter Ralston at Maine Voices Live.
  • Gregory Rec and Peter Ralston.
  • A rapt audience at Maine Voices Live.
  • Peter Ralston's artwork provides the backdrop at Maine Voices Live.
  • Peter Ralston at Maine Voices Live.
  • Host Gregory Rec with Peter Ralston on the Maine Voices Live stage.
  • Photographer Peter Ralston interacts with audience members at Maine Voices Live.