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March 1, 2011

Jeff Jacobson: Melting Point

Dialogue with Photographs: Jeff Jacobson and David Strick

Tuesday, March 8, 7 pm
BU Photonics Building
Room 206
8 St. Mary's Street, Boston
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jacobson3In a conversation with his friend, Los Angeles-based photographer David Strick, Jacobson will delve into the thoughts and provocations that have inspired his work over the last thirty-five years. Strick, whose photographs of the Hollywood landscape were seen at the PRC in 1994 and featured regularly in Premiere, Hollywood Reporter, and the Los Angeles Times, will include his own work in the mix, creating a dialogue on screen and in the voices of the two photographers.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1998 



Exhibition in the PRC Gallery:
January 18, 2011 - March 20, 2011
Click here for Boston Globe exhibition review by Mark Feeney >>
Volunteer Opportunities:

EVENT 1: Jacobson Exhibition Breakdown 

Monday, March 21, 2011 & Tuesday, March 22, 2011
2-4 Volunteers Needed: anytime between 9am-5pm
PRC needs a few people to help with taking down and packing the work of Jeff Jacobson and preparing the gallery for the next exhibit.

EVENT 2: Jeff Jacobson and David Strick Lecture
Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 7:00pm-8:30pm
3-4 Volunteers Needed: 6:00pm-9:00pm - Help with registration, book sales, setup, and cleanup.
1 Volunteer Needed: 6:45pm-8:45pm - Photographing event-must have experience photographing events, welcome to use own.
Volunteers will be able to attend lecture free of charge when not working.

PRC Announces New Summer Photography Intensive for High School Students
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The PRC announces a new three-week summer intensive program, ChallengeTHIS / Possibilities in Photography. This program welcomes all high school students who are interested in photography as a form of artistic expression. Visiting artists include Neal Rantoul, Barbara Bosworth, and Olivia Parker.

Dates: July 11-29, 2011
Register for one, two, or all three weeks.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Location: Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Click here for complete information and to register >>

Bremner Benedict: Re-Imagining Eden


Ripley Garden

Is nature still a place of enchantment? Is childhood still a space of wonder? Do these questions form the basis of myths humans have created to offset their fall from grace, dating back to their expulsion from the Garden of Eden?

Using her daughter as a model, Bremner Benedict proposes several answers to the enduring questions of culture and nature. The most elemental question-whether critical contemplation of the natural world through framing and representation, which transforms the facts of "land" into the concept of "landscape," is boon or bane-is taken up by the young child we see engaging the world  and growing up in it, or in spite of it.


Reviewers Announced for New England Portfolio Reviews

Co-sponsored with the Griffin Museum of Photography
May 6-7, 2011
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

nepr_logoThe 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 a list of the reviewers >>

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

Ed Kashi: Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography

Thursday, March 31, 7 pm
Co-Sponsored with the Boston University College of Communications
BU Photonics Building, Room 206
8 St. Mary's Street, Boston
Members: $10 | Non-members: $15 | Students: $5
No charge for students of PRC member institutions
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Ed Kashi, Madagascar, 2010 

The contemporary photojournalist is a storyteller with a bevy of tools at his disposal. Increasingly, media outlets rely on much more than still images to convey stories. Ed Kashi, who will be presenting an intensive seminar for the PRC, has been at the forefront of this new wave of digitally enabled correspondents. In this lecture he will discuss his innovative approach to photography and filmmaking, which has resulted in numerous awards and publications over a twenty-year career. In his own words: "I take on issues that stir my passions about the state of humanity and our world, and I deeply believe in the power of still images to change people's minds."


Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography Projects: Intensive Seminar with Ed Kashi

Satuday, April 2, 9 am - 3 pm
BU College of Arts and Sciences, Room 326
685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Class size: 10
Members: $95 | Non-members: $140
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The digital age gives documentary photographers and photojournalists extraordinary new ways to tell stories with greater authorship and control. This seminar will allow you to share your work in an intimate session and learn how to create a personal documentary project for publication, books, exhibitions, and websites. The seminar will emphasize developing personal vision and unique styles.
For more information >>

Now Accepting Submissions for EXPOSURE 2011, Juried Exhibition of Members' Work 


Are you ready for some exposure? Then line up a selection of your best photographs and get ready to enter EXPOSURE 2011, the PRC's 16th annual juried exhibition of work by its members.
Awards will include exhibition in PRC Gallery, publication in Loupe and NEO, and $500 cash prize. This year's juror is Whitney Johnston, picture editor for The New Yorker. She will make the final selection of up to ten photographers for the exhibition at the PRC in July and August. Johnson will select one of these artists for the Juror's Award of $500. The PRC's executive director Glenn Ruga and curator George Slade will also select awards for publication in the PRC magazine Loupe and for inclusion in NEO, our monthly on-line showcase of work by regional members.

The deadline for submissions is midnight, Friday, April 22.

More information and submission guidelines >>

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

Open to all photographers and onlookers interested in sharing their images and ideas about contemporary photography. Bring images, technical issues, mechanical questions, and an appetite for 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 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.

 New England Photography Events
March 2
French Cultural Center
Behind Walls: Girls' Education and Daily Life at a Dormitory in Rural Morocco (March 2 - March 31; Opening Reception: March 2, 6-8pm) Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116. 617-912-0400.

Harvard Art Museum
Through the Artist's Lens: Exploration of the Photographic Works of Atul Bhalla (March 2, 3:30-4:30pm) Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. 617-495-9400.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
House of Love: Photographic Fiction, Dayanita Singh (March 2 - September 5; Reception: March 2, 5-7pm) 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. 67-495-3397.

March 3
Copley Society of Art
White Lights- Juried Exhibition (March 3 - April 8; Reception: March 3, 5:30-7:30pm) 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116. 617-536-5049.

The Hallway Gallery
The Polaroid (March, Opening Reception: March 3, 6-9pm) 66a South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. 617-818-5996

March 4
Cushing Martin Gallery at Stonehill College
The Dark Side of Home (February 23 - April 8; Reception: March 4, 6-8pm) 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02357.

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
Pause by David Y. Lee (March 4 - May 6; Opening Reception: March 4, 5-8pm) 561 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101. 207-761-0660.

Washington Street Arts Center
We Shall Not Be Moved by Kelly Creedon (March 4-28; Opening reception: March 4, 6-9pm) 321 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143. 617-771-2844.

March 5
Clark Gallery
Thomas Birtwistle: At the Fair (March 1-26; Reception: March 5, 4-6pm)145 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. 781-259-8303.

March 8

ASMP New England
The Fine Art of Digital Printing Presented by John Paul Caponigro and R. Mac Holbert (March 8, 9:30am-4:30pm) E.P. Levine, 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA.

Photographic Resource Center
Dialogue with Photographs: Jeff Jacobson and David Strick (March 8, 7pm) BU Photonics Building, Room 206
8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA 02215. 617-975-0600.

March 10

Museum of Fine Arts
Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection (February 9 - June 19; Lecture with Anne Havinga:
March 10, 11am-12pm) 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. 617-267-9300.

March 11
Bedford Free Public Library
Books: Life Beyond The Words (March 8 - May 9; Reception: March 11, 6-7pm) 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA. 781-275-9440.

Belmont Gallery of Art      
Views of Boston, 1970's - Present (March 3-27; Opening Reception: March 11, 5:30-7:30pm) Town Hall Complex, Homer Municipal Building, 19 Moore St, 3rd floor, Belmont, MA 02478. 617-484-5727.

March 13
Griffin Museum of Photography
Senior Sundays/Family Sundays (March 13, 3-4:15pm)
67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890. 781-729-1158.

March 15
Griffin Museum of Photography @ The Aberjona River Gallery
Reflected Relationships: Photographs by Alice Shafer (February 10 - May 1; Opening reception: March 15, 6-7:30pm) 184 Swanton St., Winchester, MA, 01890. 781-729-9370

Spring Lecture Series: Alumni Panel (March 15, 2pm) Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. 617-879-7333.

March 16

Boston College
The State of Ata: Mike Mandel & Chantal Zakari (March 16, 3-5pm) Devlin Hall, Room 101, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Photographic Resource Center
Open Night at the PRC (March 16, 7-9pm) 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. 617-975-0600.

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