PRC eNewsletter
October 20, 2010
loupeWatch for Loupe number one, arriving soon in PRC member mailboxes!

loupe_oct2010The first issue of our new magazine, Loupe, will be on its way to members before the end of October. It features portfolios by Christopher Churchill, Isaac Wingfield, and Jacqueline Bates, and an interview with Robert Richfield (whose show at Gallery Kayafas opens this Friday, October 22, and whose photograph, in detail, appears on the cover of the new magazine). It also contains "Center Weighted," a chronicle of PRC events and activities over the last several months.

If you are not already a member of the PRC, join today, and we will send you a copy of this premier issue!

portfolioThe PRC Portfolio on display at Panopticon Gallery
November 10 - January 4, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 10, 5:30-7:30 pm
Panopticon Gallery
502c Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Immediately following its display at the PRC 35th Anniversary Gala on November 9, the PRC Portfolio will go up at the Panopticon Gallery in Kenmore Square, Boston. Also on display will be Neal Rantoul: Twenty-Five Years (1980-2005), and a portfolio of John Lennon photographs by Roger Farrington.

To learn about more about the PRC Portfolio >>

portfolioreviewPortfolio Reviews with PRC Curator George Slade
Wednesday, October 27, 1 - 4 pm
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 >>

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 >>

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
  • Signed copy of Peace Warrior by Carl Chiarenza. Published in an edition of 500, slipcased, oversized, with a print on the book's front cover. Donated by George Slade.
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Hunt's Photo & Video
  • 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 is tax-deductible and supports 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

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

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).

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 by no later than October 25.

from the blog

Exhibition Review -
Heights of Observation: Vittorio Sella
Vittorio Sella, Crevasse on the Glacier Blanc, Grand Sagne and Ecrins, Alps, August 13, 1888

Born in Biella, Italy in 1859, Vittorio Sella began his photographic career as a young man setting out on missions to climb and photograph the nearby Alps. This hobby soon turned into a passion and Sella's missions became increasingly challenging and dangerous. At that time, photography as a medium was still new. Although the technology had come a long way in just a short amount of time, the equipment remained large and cumbersome, not to mention fragile - hardly the point-and-click shooting we think of today.

Read More >>            

For a limited time only, we are offering individual prints from the PRC Portfolio!

prc portfolio

Beginning October 12, one month prior to the 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 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 22
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Traces: Daniel Ranalli, Cape Work 1987-2007 (October 15-January 16, 2010) Opening Reception: October 22, 7pm. 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657. 508-487-1750.

October 24
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.

November 2
Lecture Series Fall 2010
Dawoud Bey (November 2, 2pm)
Tower Building, 11th Floor, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. 617-879-7333.

November 3
Ruben-Frankel Gallery
Traces of Memory: A Contemporary Look at the Jewish Past in Poland (September 6-November 12; Reception: November 3, 6-8pm) Florence and Chafetz Hillel House at Boston University, 213 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215. 617-353-7200.

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


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