Since 1985, Jack Ledbetter has been photographing the landscape of Maine. His images of coastal regions are featured in his book Maine: The Coast and Islands. He photographs throughout Maine and maintains a studio/gallery in Northeast Harbor. His photo essays have been featured in Down East Magazine, and many galleries in Maine have exhibited his landscapes. He resides in his native Georgia and in Northeast Harbor.
Deborah Shapiro, based in New York City, studied photography at the New School and worked as a freelance photojournalist in the 1990s. As a contributor to the photo agency Impact Visuals, her work appeared in Newsweek, the Daily News (New York), the Village Voice (New York), and other publications. Personal work was published in media ranging from Diversion to The New England Journal of Medicine. Documentary projects included a photo essay on street performers in New York and one of child workers in Morocco. After taking time off to raise her daughter, she returned to the new world of digital photography where her interests have evolved to martial arts photography. Recent work has appeared in American Judo and she has made contributions to the New York YMCA Camps, Tech Judo, and Day Han Martial Arts. Her daughter Sasha has followed in her footsteps and published her first photographs at the age of 14. A longtime visitor to Mount Desert Island, Deborah was fascinated by the bird carving workshop in the Wendell Gilley Museum and documented the variety of people who find creative expression there.