Northshore Photography Lecture Series

Created in 2017 by Greg Nikas of Sweethaven Gallery

and co-produced by Firehouse Center for the Arts

Newburyport, MA 

The Northshore Photography Lecture Series is dedicated to advancing the love and art of photography.

As a photographer and gallery owner, I’ve had many wonderful conversations about photography with lots of people. The common thread always seems to be about their love of photography and great images. That’s what led me to create this series, which is all about sharing the love of photography.

Nearly everyone is a Photographer now, thanks to smart phones and digital technology—but few of us really understand the Art. Whether you are a novice or advanced, The North Shore Photography Lecture Series will open your eyes to the artistic world of photography. It will suggest new ways to look at photographs, and spark a new reverence for the little digital cameras in our lives. 

The lecturers are professionals who have spent their careers dedicated to some aspect of photography—as pro shooters, educators, connoisseurs, and even a designer of photography books. They will guide you through the magic of the photographic medium—not so much about technical tips, but rather about how some photographers have raised the humble medium to an art, or have used it as an agent for social change. Join us at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport to celebrate the art of Photography!

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

(Elliot Erwitt)

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

(Aaron Siskind)