Lynn Karlin, known internationally for her photographs of Maine gardens, has been awarded the seventh edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron prize in the still life category. “Squash Blossoms,” the winning photograph from the artist’s new series, also has been selected for the juried exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Mass. The opening reception is Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m.; the show will run through Aug. 30.

A graduate of New York’s Pratt Institute and the first woman photographer at Women’s Wear Daily, Karlin created The Pedestal Series and The Tray Series in celebration of vegetables, fruits and flowers that exemplify the beauty of the seasons. The portraits have been exhibited from California to New York to Maine. In 2013, her work was featured prominently at the prestigious James Beard House in New York’s Greenwich Village. In 2014, Karlin won the ninth annual London International Competition for still life photography; and Best of Show at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Colllins, Colo.

Maine venues for Karlin’s work this summer in Maine are The Kingman Gallery on Deer Isle where she will have a solo show, “Inspired by Nature,” Tuesday, July 30, through July 29 (opening reception 2 to 5 p.m. July 5; the Islesford Gallery on Little Cranberry Island; Vox Photographs in Portland; and at Leslie Curtis Designs in Camden. For more up-to-date information, visit

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