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Will Richard Photographs on View at Arctic Museum

Story posted February 08, 2002

"Latitudes: The Far Northeast," an exhibit of photographs taken by geographer and field photographer Wilfred (Will) Richard, is now on view at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum on the Bowdoin College campus. The exhibit will run through June 13.

From 1997 to 2001 Richard focused his cameras on a northern region of coast that extends from his home in Maine to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic. This arc of latitude covers almost one-quarter of the earth's circumference.

The images featured in the exhibit were captured during travels not only in Maine and Ellesmere Island, but also in Québec, Newfoundland, Labrador, and Greenland. They include a view of Cobscook Bay at ebb tide, puffins in flight, and a fog-covered glacier with wildflowers growing nearby.

Will Richard holds degrees in anthropology and geography, and has traveled in both polar regions. He is a registered Maine Guide who has been involved in the establishment of the International Appalachian Trail. His photographs have been featured in numerous juried shows, gallery exhibits, and publications. His photographs may be purchased in the museum's shop.

Will Richard's guest curatorship at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum has been made possible through the generosity of The Friends of Bowdoin College Fund.

The Arctic Museum, located in Hubbard Hall, is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 2-5 p.m., and is closed Mondays and on national holidays. Admission is free. For more information call (207) 725-3416.

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