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BurkholderJill and Dan with Jerry Uelsma

© David Lyman Collection

David Lyman

With a passion for sailing and adventure, David Lyman has been telling stories all his life as a journalist, photographer and media producer.  In 1972, when he attended a one-week workshop in Aspen led by Bob Gilka, Director of Photography at National Geographic Magazine, the experience was not what he’d expected nor hoped for. It was more. It was what he needed…a slap in the face and a kick in the butt.  Fueled by a passion, David founded The Maine Photographic Workshops in 1973, a photography summer school in Rockport, Maine.  It evolved into The International Film Workshops and Rockport College and grew into an international conservatory for the world’s storytellers and image-makers who dare to dream. He was Director and visionary for 34 years before turning over the institution to Maine Media Workshops.  David lives in Camden, Maine with his family and is writing more books and articles for magazines. Seabee71 in Chu Lai, published in 2019 is a memoir of his time in Vietnam. He still dreams of sailing around the world.

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