Tim Greenway (Salt ’03)
Last December, we got to connect with photographer Tim Greenway (Salt ’03) when he documented graduation for our Salt class of Fall 2018. This February, Tim is opening a new exhibition of photographs in Biddeford. He was kind enough to take some time to talk to us about making these images and his memories of Salt.
Tell us a bit about your new show.
The exhibit Mackworth Island Transformed: Rocks Reimagined is a series of 19 photographs and video of the detailed rock formations near the pier on Mackworth Island in Falmouth. Over the past 5 years I have spent countless hours documenting the ecology of the shore near the island’s granite pier as a way to create for myself without the expectations of an editor or commercial client. The photography was very freeing.
The exhibition is on display in the Art Gallery at the Ketchum Library on the Biddeford Campus of the University of New England until April 15, 2019. There will be an opening reception Thursday, February 7, from 5:30–7:30pm. I would love to see some Salt folks. The gallery is free and open to the public, when school is in session, every day from 9:00AM to 7:00PM.
How can people follow-up or learn more about this work, and your other projects?If you can’t make it to the gallery and want to view the Mackworth Island photographs or my commercial/editorial work visit www.timgreenway.com
How has Salt positively influenced your career? What have been your biggest takeaways from your time at Salt?
Before attending Salt I had worked for various newspapers and magazines and I was able to create strong single images but I didn’t have a lot of experience with long-term photography stories. After Salt my ability and confidence as a storyteller was much stronger which helped grow my career as a professional photographer. I realized at Salt there is a relationship between the photographer and subject. If the person is comfortable and trusts me, the camera and the experience the final photographs tend to be much stronger. I try to develop a rapport with the people I photograph now even if we are together for a short amount of time. I also teach a digital photography course at UNE and I use the ethics and curriculum that I learned at Salt in the classroom.
Are there any stories/projects by Salt alums that you’ve been particularly excited to see out in the world?
I have always loved what Salt alum Ian Bannon has been doing with Figures of Speech Theatre in Freeport and his work with students with FOSSE (Figures Of Speech Student Ensemble). Check-out these amazing creative videos: