The Camden (Maine) Village Soup is reporting that the Camden National Bank has foreclosed on properties associated with the Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport College, and several residences and boats owned by Workshops Director David Lyman. According to the bank, which foreclosed on October 13th, it is owed more than $3.9 million.

We're sure the many thousands of photographers of all levels who have fond memories of learning experiences at the Workshops over many years will be saddened to hear of its present troubles. We send best wishes to all who are affected and hope for the best outcome for all.

David Lyman's property at 70 Camden St., which consists of five buildings, including the Homestead, Haas Center and Film Barn, is valued by the town of Rockport at $1,983,700, including $1,306,200 for the buildings and $677,300 for the land, according to the Camden Village Soup.


UPDATE: Read the 11/14/06 Portland Press Herald article "Famous school of photography in fiscal crisis" on


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