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Please join Sweethaven Gallery and Firehouse Center for the Arts for the NORTHSHORE PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE SERIES.

ART AND PERTURBATION: Social Responsibility and the Photographer. A lecture by A. D. Coleman.

Exploring the question(s) of what social responsibility a photographer has, using three examples: Jerry Uelsmann, Robert Frank, and W. Eugene Smith.

Thursday, September 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA.

A. D. Coleman is an internationally known critic of photography and photo-based art, and a widely published commentator on new digital technologies. He has published 8 books and more than 2000 essays on photography and related subjects. His work has been translated into 21 languages and published in 31 countries. Coleman’s widely read blog “Photocritic International” appears at

In 2002 he received the Culture Prize of the German Photographic Society. In 2010 he received the J Dudley Johnston Award from the Royal Photographic Society (U.K.) for “sustained excellence in writing about photography.” In 2014 he received the Society for Photographic Education’s Insight Award for lifetime contribution to the field, and in 2015 the Society of Professional Journalists SDX Award for Research About Journalism.

This event is part of the NORTHSHORE PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE SERIES which is co-produced by Sweethaven Gallery and Firehouse Center for the Arts and is dedicated to advancing the love and joy of photography. The Firehouse Center for the Arts is located in Market Square, Newburyport. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students (plus a $2 ticketing fee). For more information, call the Box Office at 978-462-7336 or visit online at or