external “Local Photographer Puts Lens Cap Back on for Good after 40 Years, Donates Collection” —BDN Maine

Now, as he steps away from the camera and retires from professional photography, [Jerry] Jalbert has donated his entire collection of negatives and photographic proofs to the Fort Kent Historical Society which, in turn, plans to make them available to the original subjects.

“Photography is not something you do because it’s easy,” Jalbert, 67, said from the Market Street home that has housed his studio for more than 30 years. “You do it because you can see the potential, you are photographing the soul of the image [and] you should always make that your assignment.”

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