A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA in photography, Sarah Sorg received her MA with teacher’s certificate in art and education from Columbia University in 2001. Currently, she is a resident of Bangor, ME and teaches high school art and photography at the Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, ME. Her work has been featured at the Bangor Public Library as well as many venues in Massachusetts, including the Cambridge Art Association (Cambridge, MA), Essex Art Center (Essex, MA), and the Fitchburg Art Museum (Fitchburg, MA).

Featured online are images from Sorg’s new series of night photographs. Her beautifully printed black and white prints perfectly complement the subtle tones of the night sky. Sorg draws upon her imagination and interest in astronomy in her stunning images of local towns, neighbor’s houses, and fields. As if by magic, we feel transported, not unlike Peter Pan, out of our windowsills and into the night. Planets and stars, appearing as rods and shafts of light speed across the sky. The power of the “music of the spheres” contrasts with the soft hum of the household incandescent bulb. Sorg’s images are quiet, still meditations on the seeming perfection of the world above, combined with the humble, fleeting nature of the domestic realm below.

- Leslie K. Brown, PRC Curator

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Jaclyn Salvaggio
December 2005

Chandra Meesig
November 2005

Dutch Huff
October 2005

Shirin Adhami

September 2005

Anne McMahon
August 2005

Ri Anderson
July 2005

Jonathon Wells

June 2005

Lior Neiger
May 2005

Rania Matar
April 2005

Liz Daly
March 2005

Steve Deane
February 2005

Andrew Warren
January 2005

Jane Hesser
December 2004

Jessica Burko
November 2004

Amy Montali

October 2004

Luke Snyder

September 2004

Matthew Gamber
August 2004

Mariliana Arvelo
July 2004

Ken Richardson

June 2004

Julie Melton
May 2004

Marlo Marrero
April 2004

Erik Gould
March 2004

Mori Insinger
February 2004

Jen Kodis

January 2004

Amber Davis
December 2003

Paul Taggart

November 2003

Marla Sweeney
October 2003

Dylan Vitone
September 2003

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about the Northeast Exposure.




I have had an interest in astronomy for quite a while. These pictures are all of the night sky, stars, moon; and they include land, either landscapes or local towns. I am interested in the combination of the perfect beautiful sky with its light that has taken millions of years to get here and the messier, imperfect, more transitory world underneath.

Research for this project has included Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time,” and St. John of the Cross’s “Dark Night”. The stars and moon in these pictures are all streaks of light because of the long exposure times. The exposure times were anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour.

Sarah Sorg, 2005

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