McDermott photography show at Southport library

Fri, 06/25/2021 - 12:45pm

Story Location:
1032 Hendricks Hill Road
Southport, ME 04576
United States

    Eva McDermott’s “National Parks: A Photographic Journey” exhibit consists of color and black and white images featuring some of our western National Parks captured on film and digitally. The show will be up for July and August at the Southport Memorial Library.

    The exhibit consists of grand landscapes and intimate details of these beautiful treasures. Parks include Denali, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, Arches, Capitol Reef, Mt. Rainier, Haleakala, and Hawaii volcanoes.

    McDermott says photography has been a passionate hobby for many years, which began during her teenage years when she bought her first camera - a 35mm Minolta range finder - with money earned at her first summer job. Since those many years ago, she uses film and digital cameras. 

    “I longed to spend more time in less crowded, natural spaces. I developed a love for the outdoors and love spending time hiking and photographing in our beautiful National Parks and National Forests,” said McDermott.  “I love to travel for the sake of photographing beautiful landscapes and have visited Ireland, Scotland, Norway and Canada. I live in Atkinson, NH but also love photographing the Maine coast, our second home, our National Parks and Monuments, and other amazing places around the world. My work also focuses on nature abstracts. using both film and

    For many years, she printed B&W and color images in her darkroom from negatives and transparencies taken with a 35mm, medium format, and 4X5 cameras. Today she uses Lightroom and Photoshop only for basic editing, and to prepare an image for print.

    Learn more about Eva McDermott’s work at

    See her photographic vision during library hours:  Tuesday through Thursday and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are evening hours Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. during July and August. Contact the library, at 1032 Hendricks Hill Road, Southport by calling 633-2741.