Jeff Scher's Photo Blog


Dr. Neal Barnard at the University of New England

As the official photographer for the Center for Global Humanities at UNE I am very fortunate to be on hand to document the yearly lecture series produced by the Center.  Some of the speakers in the past have included Noam Chomsky, Bill Mckibben and many other scholars and experts in their fields.  Recently Dr. Neal Barnard who is a clinical researcher, author and one America's leading advocates for health and nutrition was in Maine to do a lecture and a special reception at author Meg Wolff's residence.  Neal's message was pretty loud and clear about ways we can all eat healthier and gain benefits from doing so.  I think of myself as pretty food smart but there is always someting to learn and thanks to Neal I often question some of my choices.  If you do know about Neal his web site is worth a look here.

Neal is pictured with the Director for the Center for Global Humanities, Anouar Majid.  Anouar is holding a copy of the Portland Press Herald where an a full page ad was placed promoting Neal's Lecture.


207Lacrosse Halloween Havoc

Sunday I had a blast coving a Lacrosse event hosted by 207Lacrosse called Halloween Havoc.  A full gallery of my images from the event can be seen here.  Great costumes, awesome players, perfect weather and a great venue made for a terrific evening of lacrosse play at Deering Fields in Portland, Maine.


UNE Oral Health Center and College of Dental Medicine Dedication

Yesterday, the University of New England dedicated it's brand New Oral Health Center and College of Dental Medicine on it's Portland, Maine Campus.  The inaugural class, the Governor, faculty, donors and guests were all on hand to celebrate this milestone event.  The UNE press release can be viewed here.


George Bush, Barbara Bush and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser at UNE

I am really fortunate to be able to document a wide range of subjects and personalities. Last week I received a text message from Anouar Majid, the director of the Center for Global Humanities at the University of New England, asking me to cover an event that included former President George Bush (#41), former first lady Barbara Bush and Her Higness Skeikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar. 


Lewiston Maine Skate Park

Over the summer I had a chance to spend a few hours skating and taking photos at the skate park in Lewiston, Maine.  I have to say this park currently ranks as my favorite in the state.  I have not been to the one in Bethel yet and I know a new one was to be built in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island.  Lewiston is a real skaters park and the quality of skaters that frequent this park high.  I am looking forward to my next trip back to Lewiston!