Mission Scholarship Recipient Publishes Art Photography Book

Mission Scholarship Recipient Publishes Art Photography Book

The cover of Mission Scholarship alumni Emma Ressel’s new art photography book, Olives in the Street.

BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission Scholarships Program Manager Terri Rodick sends this link to Emma Ressel’s art photography book, reminding us, “Emma is one of our scholarship alumni. She received a scholarship all four years 2012-13,14,15. She graduated Mount Desert Island high school.”
Emma Ressel (b. Bar Harbor, Maine, 1994) is a fine-art photographer who creates surreal still life photographs of food. Her photographs are surprising compositions that do away with pure aesthetic pleasure and are unafraid to depict rot, nonsensical combinations of ingredients, and a vague, undefined story. Ressel recently had a solo show at Woods Gallery at Bard College, and her work has been exhibited in numerous group shows in galleries including Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine.

Ressel’s work is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Applications and Re-applications for the Mission 2019 Scholarship Program are available now. Click here.

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