Medora Lavoie Hebert's background as a photographer

   Medora Hebert's career began in 1977 as a photographer for The Keene Sentinel. After initially photographing fashion shows, she eventually worked in all aspects of the newspaper. Since 1980 her work has included shooting weddings, extensive freelance work for Leisure Weekly, Keene State College Office of Public Affairs, and The Antioch New England Graduate School public relations office. In 1993 she began working as a staff photographer for Valley News. 

  Her studies have included photography at Keene State College and Maine Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media Workshops), The League of New Hampshire Arts and Crafts , various other workshops, and post-processing with Photoshop expert, Jim Block.

   Medora 's fine art photography  has been shown in galleries and venues in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and has been represented by VoxPhotographs.

   Her author photos have appeared on book jackets, in magazines and newspapers. A collection of her author photos is owned and displayed by the Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, NH.

   As a member of the National Press Photographers Association, her work has won awards in sports, news (first place), and illustration. She received awards from the New Hampshire Press Photographers Association for illustration and sports and a first place award for a pictorial picture from the New England Editor's and Publisher's Association.

   Medora is a member of The New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists.
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Tom Lavoie's background as a photographer

   My passion for photography began with capturing images on a Sony Mavica while on tour in Europe as a professional trumpet player in 2001 and 2002. Frustration with the limitations of this early digital camera in the dim light of cathedrals and opera houses motivated me to upgrade my equipment and begin a lifetime of learning and developing my skills as a photographer.

   Subsequently I have studied photography and post-processing  with some of the world's most noted photographers including Jay Maisel, George DeWolfe, Rick Sammon, Joe McNally, Scott Kelby, Tony Corbell, Vincent Versace, Robert Beck, as well as others. I have also studied composition with artist Marylin Tully Ward.

   Together with my photo partner, Medora Hebert, we have shot weddings, advertising, portraits, and exhibited fine art photography. Our clientele has included Tom Rush, Dartmouth Mary Hitchcock Hospital, The Global Health Council in Washington, DC as well as others. One of my photographs has been acquired by the Portsmouth Public Library special collections.

   My experience includes coordinating photography for The Great Waters Music Festival, lecturing for The Osher Lifelong learning Institute, and teaching photography at Granite State College. I am a juried member of The NH Art Association, member of The New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists, am active as a lecturer and instructor of photography/Photoshop/Lightroom and have served on the photography advisory board for The Creteau Regional Technology Center. My ongoing projects have included research expeditions with the Cave Research Foundation, Mardi Gras Street photography in New Orleans and cataloguing a collection of artifacts for the Seacoast African American Cultural Center.

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