Michael Kolster teaches at Bowdoin College. He is currently producing ambrotypes for a project comparing Maine’s Androscoggin River with the James in Virginia. Solo exhibitions of photographs depicting the Androscoggin River will open in 2012 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and at the College of Southern Maryland. Loupe, the Journal of the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, has published a portfolio of his river photographs. An earlier project, Changing Places, similarly concerned with land use policy and its implications, depicted changes in Las Vegas, San Francisco, and New Orleans over a 10-year time span. A 23-image portfolio from Changing Places was acquired for the permanent collection of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography in Rochester, NY. Work from the same series was featured in Consilience - The Journal of Sustainability, published through Columbia University. For over ten years Michael has maintained a website, The Daily Post, to which he posts a photograph each day. He holds a BA in American Studies from Williams College, an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, and a certificate from the full-time Documentary Photography program at the International Center of Photography in New York. You can visit his website at www.michaelkolster.com.
|James River Ambrotypes (cover art)
|James River Ambrotypes (2012)