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February 1, 2011

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

Jersey City, New Jersey, 2001

Click here for Boston Globe exhibition review by Mark Feeney >>

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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February NEO
Peter Dreyer: Assorted Works

PRC's Monthly Online Gallery of Work by New England Members


S. Norwood Tree, 2001, Photogram/Photograph series

The camera eye extends the human mind's disposition for patterns. Human consciousness wants order and simplicity, seeks reason where there is chaos, wants to understand and enlighten what is mysterious and dark. Peter Dreyer's photographs, made largely within the last 15 years with the visual elegance and pre-digital craft of such forbearers as Minor White, Wynn Bullock, Paul Caponigro, and Jerry Uelsmann, reflect both the search for order and the accompanying revelations of new worlds within small spaces.

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February Issue of Loupe in Mail


The February 2011 issue of Loupe features portfolios by Justin Newhall, Julia Curtin, and Lori Grinker. Newhall and Grinker show us places of discovery; for Grinker, these are sites through which her family has passed in its flight from Lithuania, and for Newhall, the discoveries occur in the tundra of northern Manitoba, near Churchill and Hudson Bay. Curtin unveils new meanings in structures of the 1930s; she reconstructs the work of Farm Security Administration photographers, building new shelters out of their images. Vicki Goldberg's comments in Retrospect reconsider the PRC's relationship to developments in photographic history. In Center Weighted, the PRC's Gala takes center stage.

Members, look for your next Loupe in your mailbox soon!

Former PRC Curator Robert Seydel Dies

Robert Seydel, director of programming at the PRC from 1992 to 1997 and an associate professor of visual art at Hampshire College, died last week in Amherst. His colleague, former PRC executive director John Jacob, offered the following reminiscence and comments about Seydel.


May 6-7, 2011
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The New England Portfolio Reviews is an opportunity for emerging and established photographers to meet with curators, teachers, gallerists, and other image professionals. The Reviews will serve both individuals who are just embarking on their careers and those who have several years of experience and are hoping to reach new audiences by initiating connections with leading figures in the busy New England photography world.

For more information and to register >>

If you are interested in volunteering and experiencing the portfolio reviews from a "behind the scenes" point of view, please contact Julie Kukharenko.

Join Us for Large Format Night at the PRC
Wednesday, February 16, 7 - 9 p.m.
Photographic Resource Center
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Open to all who are using, or interested in using, large-format cameras. Bring images, technical issues, mechanical questions, and an appetite for large-format information. These informally structured programs offer opportunities for photographers to share images and insights about particular topics in contemporary photographic practice. Contact the PRC at 617-975-0600 or [email protected] to reserve presenter slots. You're also welcome to attend without work as an audience member, no reservations needed. Presenters bring prints or show images on their own laptops, and are asked to make a brief statement about their work. Audience members must bring their curiosity. Everyone is welcome to bring refreshments.

listingsNew England Photography Events

February 3

Bannister Gallery-Rhode Island College

Here and There: New Work by Jonathan Sharlin
(February 3 - 24; Reception: February 3, 5-8 pm) 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908. 401-456-9765.

Photographic Resource Center
Jeff Jacobson: Melting Point (January 18 - March 20; Opening Reception: February 3, 6:30-8pm) 832 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215.  617-975-0600.

February 4
Addison Woolley Gallery
Quartet (February4 - 26; Opening Reception: February 4, 5-8pm) 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME 04101. 207-450-8499.

Calumet Photographic

Iran: Images from Beneath a Chador (January 3 - February 28; Opening and Gallery Talk: February 4, 5:30-7:30pm) 65 Bent Street, Cambridge, MA. 617-576-2000.

Essex Art Center
City Life (February 4 - March 4; Opening Reception: February 4, 5-7 pm) Chester Sidell Gallery, 56 Island Street, Lawrence, MA. 978-685-2343.

Gallery at Hallmark
Care of Ward 81 (February 4 - April 3; Opening and Artist Talk: February 4, 3-6pm) 85 Avenue A, Turner Falls, MA 01376. 413-863-0085.

Gallery Kayafas
Herb Snitzer: Glorious Days  and Nights
Harvey Loves Harvey: What are we Doing (January 21 - February 26; Reception and Signing: February 4, 5:30-8pm) 450 Harrison Avenue #37, Boston, MA 02118. 617-482-0411.

Gallery Naga
Peter Vanderwarker: Dislocation (February 4 - 26; Reception: February 4, 6-8pm) 67 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116. 617-267-9060.

Susan Maasch Fine Art

Stable (January - February 28; Opening Reception: February 4, 5-8pm) 567 Congress Street, Portland, ME. 207-699-2966.

Vermont Center for Photography
To Print Parsifal-Beauty, Power, and Longing in Abstract Photography (February 4-27; Opening: February 4; 5:30-8:30)
49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT 05301. 802-251-6051.

February 5
AS220 Photo
Grand Opening Party (February 5) The Mercantile Block, 131 Washington Street, Providence RI.

Holden Gale Free Library
New Beginnings: Photographs by Ron Rosenstock (February 1 - March 2; Opening Reception: February 5, 1-3pm) 23 Highland Street, Holden, MA 01520.

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Lucien Aigner: Photo|Story (January 29 - April 24; Opening Reception: February 5, 7-9pm) 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. 781-259-8355. 

Ture Bengtz Gallery at the Art Complex Museum
Duxbury Art Association's 2011 Winter Juried Show (February 5 - April 10; Reception: February 5, 6-9pm) 186 Alden Road, Duxbury, MA 02332.

February 8
ASMP New England
Nick Vedros, Canon Explorer of Light (February 8, 6-9pm) E.P. Levine, 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA.

February 10
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Student Annual Exhibition (February 10 - March 3; Opening Reception: February 10, 5-7pm) Anderson Auditorium and Grossman Gallery, 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.

February 12
Gallery Naga
Peter Vanderwarker: Dislocation (February 4 - 26; Artist Talk: February 12, 2pm) 67 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116.

February 14
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Student Annual Exhibition (February 10 - March 3; Artist Talk: February 14, 12:30-2pm) Anderson Auditorium and Grossman Gallery, 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.

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