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July 13, 2010
Opening Reception, Thursday, July 15
Crisis & Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession
July 6 - August 8, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue

Read Boston Globe review.
Read Boston Phoenix review.

Photo by Tomasz Tomaszewski

Produced by, 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 16-March 14.

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

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 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.

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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
from the blog

FILM REVIEW: Other People's Pictures

TomaszewskiPRC 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 Editor.
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.

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LISTINGS: Photo Events in New England

July 15
Iris Gallery
At the Water's Edge (July 8-September 6) Reception: July 15, 5:30-7:30. 129 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116. 617-985-8951.

July 15
Photographic Resource Center
Crisis & Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession (July 6-August 8) Opening Reception: 5:30-7:30pm. 832 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215.  617-975-0600.

July 20
RISD Museum
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.

July 31
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.

Click here for a complete list of current exhibitions and events.


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