PRC eNewsletter
October 6, 2010
neoNEO is Back

Jane Paradise, At the Museum, Melbourne, Australia, 2005

After a hiatus of over a year, our online portfolio feature NEO (Northeast Exposure Online) is up and running again, with a new design and new work by Jane Paradise from her series "Not Quite Strangers." There are almost 70 photographers in the NEO archives; we are working to get them all back into place in the new format. Visit the PRC's revitalized NEO and look for a new portfolio of work by one of our regional members at the start of every month.

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Bruce Davidson

Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos
, East 100th Street, 1966

Thursday, October 7, 7 pm
Morse Auditorium
602 Commonwealth Avenue
Members: $10/Non-members: $15/Students: $5
No charge for students of PRC Member Institutions
Click here to register online

Outside Inside is a lecture on the occasion of Bruce Davidson's new three-volume book of the same name, which contains eight hundred photographs from his archives. Davidson's photography spans an intense fifty-year period, from his work as a student in 1954 to two recent works in progress, a series of innovative urban landscapes made in Paris (2006) and Los Angeles (2009). These three volumes celebrate the development of a master of the medium and reflect the artist's own journey of consciousness.

Held in collaboration with The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, with additional support from the Northeastern University Photography Program.

Read Mark Feeney's article in the Boston Globe >>
Enter to Win the PRC Raffle!

In honor of our 35th Anniversary, we are raffling off a Nikon D90 Outfit, donated by Nikon, and other valuable prizes.

$25 for one ticket
$100 for book of 5 tickets

  Nikon D90 outfit ($1250 value) donated by Nikon
   D90 18-105mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
  Three $200 Gift Certificates to Stanhope Framers
  $100 Gift Certificate to Hunt's Photo & Video
  Signed copy of Peace Warrior by Carl Chiarenza
  Brown Sisters by Nick Nixon from Brookline Booksmith
  Book of Books by Abe Morell from Brookline Booksmith

Drawing will be held on Friday, November 12 at the PRC during the opening reception for Then/Now: Recent Work by Carl Chiarenza & Chris Enos.

The cost of the tickets are tax-deductible and support the educational programming of the Photographic Resource Center.

PRC staff, board, interns, and their immediate families are not eligible for the drawing.

Click here to enter the raffle!

exhibitionNOW IN GALLERY!
Michal Chelbin: Strangely Familiar
Through October 31, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday, September 16, 6:30 - 8pm
Artist Lecture: Tuesday, October 19, 7pm

Jenya in My Hotel Room, Ukraine, Color Coupler Print 2005

"Because I shoot portraits I can say that people are my first inspiration. They are intriguing, mysterious, and unsolved."
-Michal Chelbin (from 9/4/2008 interview on Nymphoto)

Michal Chelbin (born 1974, Haifa, Israel) started making pictures when she was 15, and honed her skills as a photographer during her compulsory service in the Israeli military. Following four years of study in Haifa, Chelbin began pursuing personal photographic projects and traveled in Russia, Ukraine, England, and Israel making the portraits that appear in Strangely Familiar (also the title of her 2008 Aperture monograph; The Black Eye, her new book, is forthcoming from Twin Palms). The body of work on display at the PRC this fall demonstrates Chelbin's search for those displaying a "legendary" quality, which she describes as "a mix between odd and ordinary."

More information >>

Read the review in the Boston Globe >>

PRC 35th Anniversary Gala
Tickets Now on Sale

gala logo      Tuesday, November 9, 2010
      Photonics Center Colloquium Room
      Boston University
      8 Saint Mary's Street, 9th Floor
      6 pm - 10 pm
      Keynote Speaker: Vicki Goldberg, 
      Photography Critic and Author

      Lifetime Achievement Awards:
Carl Chiarenza, Chris Enos, and Barbara Hitchcock

Join us for a celebration of the legendary history of the Photographic Resource Center and to look at the future of New England's premiere institution devoted to photography.

More info and to purchase tickets >>

If you would like to volunteer for the gala, please send an email to [email protected] with "Gala Volunteer" as the subject line.

from the blog

Photo-periodicals of the World

As the PRC moves closer to releasing its revamped magazine Loupe in October (renew your membership now to insure delivery), I've been collecting odd lots of contemporary magazines that explore photography in various ways. They'll be in the library; take a look.


Student Night/Costume Party at the PRC!
Wednesday, October 27, 7 - 9 pm
Photographic Resource Center
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Open to students enrolled in the PRC's Institutional Members. Bring your work in boxes, on hard-drives, or wear it as a costume; it's Halloween season, after all, and most of the people on the walls in Michal Chelbin's work are costumed, too. Come to this informal gathering to meet students in other local photography programs and to see the great work in Strangely Familiar. Please bring or wear products of your creative imagination and a current student ID.

To learn about more about Nights at the PRC...
portfolioreviewPortfolio Reviews with PRC Curator George Slade
Wednesday, October 27, 1 - 4 pm
Sign up: Wednesday, October 20, 10am SHARP
Photographic Resource Center
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

If you would like to reserve a spot for this month's portfolio review, please call the PRC at 617-975-0600. This opportunity is for PRC Members only and is on a first come, first serve basis.

To learn about more about Portfolio Reviews...
For a limited time only, we are offering individual prints from the PRC Portfolio!

Beginning October 12, one month prior to teh PRC's 35th Anniversary Gala, we will be offering for purchase individual prints from one PRC Portfolio.

The buy-it-now, pre-Gala price is $3,000 per print. At 6 pm on the night of the Gala (November 9), the price for Gala attendees will be $2,500 per print.

Click here to view the prints in the PRC Portfolio and for more information on this limited time offer >>

If you have any questions, please contact the PRC at 617-975-0600 or [email protected].
LISTINGS: Photo Events in New England

October 5
Lecture Series Fall 2010 - Mark Klett (October 5, 2pm)
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. 617-879-7333.

October 6
UMASS Lowell
Photo as Document (October 4-29) Curator Talk & Reception: October 6, 3-5pm. McGauvran Student Union First Floor, 71 Wilder Street, Lowell, MA 01854. 978-934-3491.

October 7
Harvard University - Monroe C. Gutman Library
Iran: Images from Beneath a Chador (October 7-October 30) Opening & Gallery Talk: October 7, 5:30pm. Harvard Graduate School of Education, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138.

October 7
Photographic Resource Center
Bruce Davidson: Outside Inside Lecture: October 9, 7pm. Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.  617-975-0600.

October 11
ASMP New England
John Holt - 35 Years of Visual Problem Solving (October 12, 6-9pm) E.P. Levine, 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA. 617-951-1499.

October 12
Rhode Island School of Design
Shai Kremer (October 12, 7pm)
Chace Center Metcalf Auditorium, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903.

October 14
Boston University
Fragile Dwelling, by Margaret Morton (October 14, 5:30) College of Arts and Sciences Room 200, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

October 14
Gallery at the Piano Factory
Visual Reportage: Retrospective (October 8-October 31) Opening Receptions: October 14, 7pm. 791 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118. 978-815-9493.

October 15
Beard and Weil Galleries
Faculty Exhibition: Recent Work (September 8-November 19) Reception: October 15, 3-5pm in Haas Concourse and Lobby. Watson Fine Arts, Wheaton College, Norton, MA 02766) 508-286-3644.

October 19
Lecture Series Fall 2010 - Doug DuBois (October 19, 2pm)
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. 617-879-7333.

October 19
Photographic Resource Center
Michal Chelbin: Strangely Familiar  (September 7 - October 31)  Artist Lecture: October 19, 7pm. Photonics Building, Room 206, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA.  617-975-0600.

October 22
Gallery Kayafas
Robert Richfield A Journey to the End
Bruce Myren Selections for the Fortieth Parallel:  Missouri, Kansas, and Colorada (October 22-November 27) Artists' Reception: October 22, 5:30-8pm. 450 Harrison Avenue #37, Boston, MA 02118. 617-482-0411.

October 23
Wellesley College, Davis Museum and Cultural Center
Family Day @ the Davis: Light and Shadow (October 24, 1-3pm)
Wellesley College, 106 Central Street in Wellesley, MA. 781-283-2051.

October 26
RISD Museum
Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor (July 2-October 31) TC Colley lecture with the artist: October 26, 7pm. 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903. 401-454-6322.

October 27
Photographic Resource Center
Student Night at the PRC/Costume Party  (October 27, 7-9pm)  832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. 617-975-0600.

October 28
Johnson State College
Life on the Border: The Karen People of Burma (August 15-December 20) Artist Talk: October 28, 3pm. Dibden Center for the Arts, 337 College Hill, Johnson, VT 05656. 802-635-1469.

October 28
New Hampshire Institute of Art
The Thomas Adams Fine Art Photography Collection (October 4-October 31) Panel Discussion on Collecting Photographs: October 28, 5:30-6:30. 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH. 866-241-4918.

October 31
Robert Floyd Photo Gallery
Besty Feick: The Puddle at the End of the Road (October 2-31) Gallery Talks: October 31, 3pm. 2 East Street, Southampton, MA 01072. 413-529-2635.

Click here for a complete list of current exhibitions,events, and call for entries >>


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