Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Jenny Kottler / 410 295-0104
What: Photo Exhibit by Brennan & Brooks
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
When: Oct. 3 - Nov. 11 (Opening Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m.)
Admission: $20/door / $15 advance (call 410-295-0104 or go online at www.amaritime.org)FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 1, 2012
Annapolis Maritime Museum presents
photo exhibit by Brennan and Brooks
two Annapolis sailors
Two Annapolis residents, sailors and photographers open a joint photographic show at the Annapolis Maritime Museum with a reception on Wednesday, October 3. Frank Brennan and Emerson Brooks will feature maritime related images from the U.S. Naval Academy’s racing fleet to timeless images from the Great Schooner Races.
The show will run through November 11 and is open to the public during the Museum’s regular hours, Thursdays through Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Both Brennan and Brooks’ works have been exhibited in regional shows over the years, as well as in New York City.
Brennan, who has two degrees in journalism, moved from photography into the corporate and government world where he was a corporate relations vice president. His images have appeared in sailing publications. Brennan images from American Civil War sites also have appeared in Civil War publications nationwide. A long-time sailor, Brennan is also a board member of the Annapolis Art Alliance and a member of Eastport Yacht Club.
An engineer by training, Brooks moved to New York City where he hoped to crack the tough world of fashion photography. He returned to Reston, Va., and exhibited his fine art photography at his studio and in The Ralls Collection in Washington. He also has exhibited his work in Annapolis. For years, Brooks shot in large format film and 35mm film; he is a recent convert to digital photography.
Brooks’ images on exhibit at the Museum explore the coast of Maine during summer, following his curiosity to capture the interplay of light, water, and rocky shore. Brennan’s images are typically of the Chesapeake Bay, featuring racing sailboats, the Pride of Baltimore II, work boats, as well as the interplay of light and color against sand.