PRC eNewsletter
December 15, 2010
Holiday Greetings from the PRC!

Dear Members, Friends, and Supporters:

All of us at the PRC would like to wish you very a very happy holiday season and new year! It has been an exciting year for us; we have presented many dynamic exhibits, lectures, workshops, and special events. But just as important, it has been great for us to meet so many wonderful people over the course of the past year and to get to know our community better. What we do with photography at the PRC is only important in that it enriches our lives and the lives of those in our community through an exploration begun by each photographer. We hope you feel the same way.

Happy holidays!

Julie Kukharenko, Laura Norris, Glenn Ruga, George Slade
PRC Staff

Mary Virginia Swanson: Beyond Print -- Creative Communication in the Digital Era

Saturday, January 29, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Class size: 200 maximum
Members: $60/Non-members: $100
Click here to register >>

Mary Virginia Swanson helps photographers find the strengths in their work and identify appreciative audiences in today's marketplace. This will be a large, information-packed, and fast-paced class. Her lectures on industry awareness and marketing opportunities in the arts have aided countless photographers in moving their careers to the next level. She is the author of The Business of Photography: Principles and Practices. Swanson and co-author Darius Himes have recently completed Publish Your Photography Book (to be released February 2011).

 PRC members who have registered for this seminar are eligible for reduced rates on a one-on-one consulting session with Ms. Swanson. Please contact her at before Monday, January 24, to schedule an appointment.

Thank You, Alice!

The PRC's Aaron Siskind Library has benefited immeasurably from nearly twenty years of dedicated, volunteer attention from Alice W. Hall. Alice told us earlier this month that the end of 2010 would be the end of her time with us. Anyone who has visited our library knows what a special part of the PRC's identity it is; Alice had given both time and books to help this collection grow and become the unique resource it is today. Please join us in wishing her well in all her endeavors, and if you don't know the library, come in, browse a while, and appreciate what Alice has accomplished.

exhibitionIN THE GALLERY!
Then/Now: Recent Work by PRC Founders Carl Chiarenza and Chris Enos
Through January 9, 2011

Chris Enos, Untitled from Portal Series, 2006

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the PRC gallery and the 35th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, the PRC will honor two individuals who were instrumental in the PRC's history and photohistory in Boston, Chris Enos and Carl Chiarenza. Besides their intersecting history, lifelong careers in photo education, and mutual friendship, Enos's and Chiarenza's work shares aesthetic and conceptual affinities, including the use of recycled materials, the transformation and abstraction of the image, and references to painting and landscape. This show celebrates these two remarkable artists and individuals as well as the past and future of the gallery and the PRC itself.

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Peace Warriors and Solitudes: Recent Photographs by Carl Chiarenza - Organized and circulated by the University of Richmond Museums, Virginia

Jeff Jacobson: Melting Point
January 18, 2011 - March 20, 2011
Opening reception: Thursday, February 3, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Lecture with Jeff Jacobson and David Strick: Tues., March 8, 7 pm

Shanghai, China, 2002

Melting Point reflects over 20 years of Jeff Jacobson's observations of what he describes as "a meltdown period, when old norms of politics, religion and even photography are changing.... In working from the paradox of a curious melding of beauty and fear these photographs emerged."

While photographing the American presidential campaign in 1976 Jacobson began using color film-Kodachrome, particularly-in innovative ways, branching out from the black-and-white norms that dominated documentary-style photography at the time.

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from the blog

UNCATALOGUED - Wide Open: Photographs by Linda McCartney


Review by Stefanie Maclin, PRC Library Volunteer.

Wide Open: Photographs by Linda McCartney was an exhibition on display from June 4 to July 2, 1998 at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York. McCartney never saw the exhibition, having passed away April of that year, although she had been involved in the preliminary processes. "Last September, I spent time with Linda, in England," writes gallery owner Bonni Berubi in the book's introduction, "and quite literally looked at every photograph she had made in the past thirty years."

Very different from her early years spent photographing the "swinging sixties" music scenes and Rolling Stone stories, Wide Open is a series of nature photographs, just a small microcosm from a lifetime of work. Published to correspond with the exhibition of the same name, the book is divided into four sections--platinum prints, photogravures, silver-bromide prints, and Polaroid transfers. Subject matter includes garden variety photographs, desert scenes, forest glades, and flowers. The flowers, and my personal favorite Several Autumn Maple Leaves, 1996, are featured in the Polaroid transfers section, also the only color photographs in the book.


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The PRC Facebook Page is a great place to post your notices about shows, talks, and other events you'd like to share with the photography community. Use the Wall to post, and find, notices and links to photography-related activities in your corner of New England.

listingsCalls for Entry: December 2010 and January 2011

December 15
85th Annual International Competition - The Print Center

December 17
3rd Ward - Open Call

December 31
Thirteenth International "Krappy Kamera" Competition - Soho Photo Gallery

December 31
Flash Forward 2011 - Magenta Foundation

December 31
Forward Thinking Museum - Annual Artist Award

January 5
Sony World Photography Awards 2011 - World Photography Organization

January 7
Photo National 2011 - University of Maine Museum of Art

January 9
Photo Spiva 2011

January 17
Renaissance Photography Prize 2011

January 17
BECA ICAD - Lab Art and Design

January 24
Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Photography

January 28
5th Annual Call for Entries - Photography Masters Cup

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


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