In Focus Podcast

Episode 85  

He is also the co-curator of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Common Ground Project


Welcome, Michael Lapides, a digital artist/photographer to In-Focus Podcast Number 85. Michael does documentary, photo-journalism, architectural, and fine art photography.

He is also the co-curator of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Common Ground Project, which offers members of the community an opportunity to lend their voice to the collective story of Greater New Bedford using writing, audio, video, and other means of recording.

Mike Lapides attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has also pursued painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture. Mike was a relatively early adopter of digital photography. His exhibition record includes the Boston Zen Center and, the Yager Museum at Hartwick College showcasing documentary work he did in Greenland as part of the exhibition he curated about New Bedford painter William Bradford using his photography to recreate scenes of Bradford’s Arctic journey.

Listen in on the conversation as The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier delves more into Michael’s life, work, and future ambitions. This episode was recorded with Zoom during the pandemic of 2021. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE PODCAST LINK or LISTEN HERE(new episodes are added a short time after being posted here)

The whole concept of The Artists Index and the journey we are on is are still in the making and very organic. And, at this critical time in our country’s history, challenged by the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have continued to podcast remotely, assisted by Zoom, in order to assure that our guests remain safe and, in the comfort of their home.

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Michael Lapides

Barrington, Rhode Island


This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


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