Opening Reception, Thursday, July 15July 6 - August 8, 2010
Crisis & Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue
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Photo by Tomasz Tomaszewski
Produced by SocialDocumentary.net, this show features the
work of four photographers who are the winners of a call for entries on
the global recession. The exhibit
was first exhibited at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY, February
First place winner is Tomasz Tomaszewski from
Poland for his exhibit "Hades?", an exploration of workers in Upper
Silesia, Poland who are loosing their jobs and ways of life as a result
of the global recession and economic restructuring.
For more information, see www.socialdocumentary.net/competition.php. Documentary Night at the PRC!
Thursday, July 22, 6:30-8:30 pm
Bring your documentary work (prints or on a laptop) to
discuss with others, or just come to look. To register to show work at
Documentary Night (first come, first served basis), or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the PRC at 617-975-0600. Bring refreshments to share!
PRC Joins ACLU-backed Suit to Block Internet Censorship Law
"The inevitable effect of this Act, if permitted to stand, is that
Internet content providers will limit the range of their speech"
John Reinstein, legal director of the ACLU of Massachusetts.
The PRC has joined a coalition of organizations and local booksellers to file suit to block a broad Massachusetts censorship law that bans
constitutionally protected speech on the Internet for topics including
contraception and pregnancy, sexual health, literature, and art.
Signed into law in April by Governor Patrick and effective today, the
law, Chapter 74 of the Acts of 2010, imposes severe restrictions on the
distribution of constitutionally protected speech on the Internet. The
law could make anyone who operates a website or communicates through a
listserv criminally liable for nudity or sexually related material, if
the material can be considered "harmful to minors" under the law's
definition. In effect, it bans from the Internet anything that may be
"harmful to minors," including material adults have a First Amendment
right to view. Violators can be fined $10,000 or sentenced to up to
five years in prison, or both.Click here
for ACLU Press Release.
PRC Portfolio Reviews with PRC Curator George Slade
Wednesday, July 28, 1 - 4pm
To make a reservations for 25 minute review slots, call the PRC office at 617-975-0600 beginning Wednesday, July 21 at 10:00 am SHARP. Portfolio reviews are a first step for being published in the PRC Blog, website, or magazine. This opportunity is for PRC members only and is on a first come, first serve basis. If your portfolio was reviewed in May or June, please allow others to sign up for this opportunity.
PRC Announces New Member Benefits
With a supporter level membership or above, members will be invited to VIP
receptions prior to select exhibition openings and lectures. As a
special bonus for memberships above $500, you can choose a free print
from the PRC
Print Program. Click here
to view updated membership benefits. Connections Benefits Updated
PRC Members receive discounts at 25 photography organizations across the U.S. and England, including free admission to the ICP in New York. To view a complete list of organizations providing reciprocal benefits, click here
PRC Announces Publication of 35th Anniversary Portfolios
In honor of the PRC's 35th anniversary, we are offering three specially-priced, limited edition portfolios. Prints from our popular Members Print Program are available for a limited time in three collections-Platinum, Palladium, and Silver. The portfolios are bound in folios custom made by Portfolio Box (Pawtucket, RI) using Japanese cloth. All folios are 24 x 20 inches with a PRC logo on to the cover.Click for full details.
Anyone have a spare DSLR camera and tripod?
Although we are New England's premiere fine art photography organization, we do not have a digital SLR camera or tripod for our in-house use. If you have such a camera and/or tripod in working condition, and if you want to donate it to a worthy organization, please call us at 617-975-0600 or email to email@example.com
PRC Summer Interns Chris Maliga and Stephanie Rosario carried out the
following email dialogue about the documentary film Other People's
Pictures (2006, directed by Lorca Shepperd and Cabot Philbrick),
which is available for viewing at the PRC. Find more information about
the film on-line here. The
FILM REVIEW: Other People's Pictures
Koichiro Kurita |
by George Slade
First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod MA 2008
Koichiro Kurita comes to
beaches and water from his Manchurian birthplace and Japanese photographic
training by way of Paul Strand, Henry David Thoreau, Walden Pond, William Henry
Fox Talbot, and his undergraduate studies of perceptual psychology. The simplicity
of a work like Kurita's view of Cape Cod, here, is deceptive; these are nine
separate camera placements, nine different points of view, though the
impression is of one continuous visual field.
Click for complete spotlight.
LISTINGS: Photo Events in New England|July 15Iris GalleryAt the Water's Edge
(July 8-September 6) Reception: July 15, 5:30-7:30. 129 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116. 617-985-8951.www.irisgallery.net/
Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession (July 6-August 8)
Opening Reception: 5:30-7:30pm. 832 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215.
Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor (July 2-October 31, Museum is Closed in August) Gallery Talk: 12pm. 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903. 401-454-6322. www.risdmuseum.org/
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Out of the Box: Photography Portfolios from the Permanent Collection (through October). Artist Talk with Marcus Halevi: 3pm
51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773. 781-259-8355. www.decordova.org
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