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Visiting artist Olive Pierce will present a slide show lecture at Colby College in Waterville on Monday, November 12, at 4:30 p.m. The presentation covers Pierce’s life and her work as a documentary photographer. The event will be held in room 154 of the Bixler Art and Music Center and is open to the public free of charge.

Pierce is a photographer, writer and teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Vassar College, and has studied with photographers Berenice Abbott and Paul Caponigro. She is the author of two documentary books, No Easy Roses: A Look at the Lives of City Teenagers and Up River: The Story of a Maine Fishing Community.

Pierce is currently working on her third book, which will be about Iraqi children. Her work has been shown nationally and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Addison Gallery in Andover, Mass., the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine, and many private collectors. Pierce has taught at the New England School of Photography and founded the photography program at the public high school in Cambridge, Mass.