World Pinhole Photography Day Events in Hallowell

Worldwide Pinhole Photoraphy Day is  an international event created to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography. It takes place annually on the last Sunday in April.  For more information visit

Here’s what’s happening right here in Hallowell:

Introduction to Pinhole Photography

Learn about pinhole photography and join in a community outing using the Vaughan Homestead as your muse. Join Johanna Moore in a discussion about the history and techniques of Pinhole Photography.  Examples of Solargraphy and pinhole cameras by Polaroid, Sharan, and Holga will be on display.  Reference material for those interested in pursuing this fun and rewarding art form will be available.  Optional: The group will then spend the afternoon producing images on the grounds of the Vaughan Homestead and in Vaughan Woods.  Artists who already work with pinhole cameras are invited to join the outing! For information on World Pinhole Photography Day, visit  Participants will have the opportunity to share the images they produce at the Vaughan Homestead outing with the world pinhole community via the website.

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013

Presentation: 10 am – noon at the Harlow Gallery

Community outing: 12:30-3 pm at the Vaughan Homestead

Instructor: Johanna Moore

Cost to Participate: Free to members*, all others $15 for both events or $10 for outing only

* current members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association or the Vaughan Homestead Foundation.

Vaughan Homestead 2012 - pinhole camera photograph by Johanna Moore


Pinhole Workshop Prequel (optional)

Date: Thursday April 25, 2013

Time:  6-8 pm at the Harlow Gallery

Instructor: Johanna Moore

Join Johanna in assembling your own Pinhole camera to use on World Pinhole Day.  Attendees can purchase a Sharan cardboard 35mm camera, bring it to the Harlow Gallery and assemble it as a group.  The cameras are intricate but well designed and take a couple hours to fold and put together.  For those are interested in using photographic paper who have access to a darkroom, Johanna will show you how to construct a paint can & cardboard tube camera.

How to purchase pinhole cameras before the event:

Blender cameras

Holga cameras 

Sharan cameras:

pinhole photograph by Johanna Moore

Exhibition Opportunities

1. This program is an official World Pinhole Photography event that will be posted on Participants will have the opportunity to share the work they create at the Vaughan Homestead with the world pinhole community via the website.

2. An opportunity to show your photographs after the event:  In July the Annual KVAA Members Show is an exhibition of work ccelebrating the Vaughan Homestead and the legacy of the Vaughan family through Hallowell history. Pinhole photographs are welcome!

 Vaughan Vignettes exhibition at the Harlow

In July the membership of the Kennebec Valley Art Association will present a special exhibition celebrating the Vaughan family’s long legacy in Hallowell.  Vaughan Vignettes will be on view July 5-27, 2013, with an opening reception on Friday, July 5 from 5-8pm.  This a members’ only show, but interested artist may join the KVAA anytime.

Artists are invited to take advantage of some of the many art and history lectures, workshops, demonstrations and plein art painting events taking  place at the Vaughan Homestead and grounds and in Vaughan Woods from January to June 2013.

Follow this link for the full schedule of arts workshops:

Visit the Vaughan Homestead Foundation website for other opportunities to visit the Vaughan Homestead.

 pinhole photograph by Johanna Moore