Our March speaker was Earl Brechlin. Earl has been writing and taking photographs on Mount Desert Island and in Maine for more than 35 years. His photographs and articles have appeared in Newsweek, the New York Times, Downeast Magazine, Maine Sportsman, and other publications.
Earl has an impressive resume that reflects a life of public service. He is currently serving on the Acadia National Park Centennial Marketing Committee, is a member of the Bar Harbor Village Improvement Association, and is on the board of trustees for the Bar Harbor Historical Society. He also served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations, and holds more than 150 awards from Maine, New England and National Press Associations for writing, analysis, page layout and photography.
Of course we all know of Earl as the editor of our wonderful weekly paper, the Mount Desert Islander and it is in that context that he spoke about photojournalism ethics, and the importance of creating photographs that speak truth. To learn more, visit Earl Brechlin’s website.