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Photography June, 28 2011

Preview | Madeleine de Sinéty: Photographs

Madeleine de Sinéty: Photographs opens on September 24, 2011  at the Portland Museum of Art. The exhibition will feature a selection of 60 black-and-white and color images, the first to explore the breadth of de Sinéty’s photographic essays. Madeleine de Sinéty: Photographs is the fourth in a series of exhibitions at the PMA called Circa that explores compelling aspects of contemporary art in the state of Maine and beyond.

Over the past 40 years, Rangeley resident Madeleine de Sinéty has worked on several continents, quietly documenting the everyday lives and public events of those who reside in obscure rural corners of the world.

This selection of images will focus on her multi-year exploration of traditional French farm families in a small region of Brittany, village life in Uganda, and the work of a single logger in northern Maine who still uses draft horses to pull this precious natural resource from the woods. On the lighter side of life in Maine, de Sinéty has also documented the famed photographer and conceptual artist, William Wegman, at work in Rangeley making large Polaroid portraits of his dogs.

The photographs will remain on view through December 18, 2011.

A full preview of Madeleine de Sinéty: Photographs follows after the jump.

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