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March 30, 2011

Get Ready for the New England Portfolio Reviews!

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

Online registration begins April 11, 2011 at 9 am SHARP

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.

Reviewer schedules will be posted to website Friday.
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.

Submit Your Work to New England's Premiere Juried Competition

EXPOSURE 2011, PRC Juried Exhibition


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, publication, and $500 cash. 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 >>

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 (with valid membership card): $10 | Non-members: $15 | Students: $5
No charge for students of PRC member institutions
Click here to register >>

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."

New Lecture Admission Policy

To purchase admission to lectures at member price, please present a valid PRC membership card.
If you have question regarding your membership status or need a replacement card, please contact Julie Kukharenko at or call 617-975-0600.

2011 PRC Student Exhibition

April 14 - May 8, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 14, 7-9 pm
Student Night at the PRC: Thursday, April 28, 7-9 pm

cameraThe breadth of Boston's photographic education community is featured in this annual showcase of work by students enrolled in PRC Institutional Member schools. In 2011, twenty-two programs from Providence (RISD) to Portland (Maine College of Art) have signed up to represent their photographic output. Come see the creative talents of tomorrow on display today, and gain an appreciation for the diversity of young, contemporary, photographic visions (and the remarkable range of academic programs supporting them) that surround the PRC.

More information >>
from the blog 

FEEDBACK: Envisioning the PRC

Blue sky. As in, "blue sky" thinking. As in, the sky's the limit.

At a PRC board retreat this winter, one section of the day-long discussion centered around future planning--how do the board members, the leaders of this organization, envision its future? Provoking the session were a variety of open-ended questions about photography and the role of an organization that calls itself, as we do, a "resource center" for photography.

I believe that the board has a critical voice in the PRC's direction. I also believe that as a membership organization we have a responsibility to listen to our constituency. We cannot function as an organization if we don't consider, and do our best to meet, the interests of those who join us as members. You pay your money, you have a right to expect something in return. And we have an obligation to listen. While we can't serve everyone all the time, we can mediate between points of highly concentrated interest and identify common ground among our members' diverse passions.


New England Photography Events 

March 30
MassArt's 22nd Annual Benefit Art Auction (Preview Reception: March 30, 6-8pm; Auction: April 9, 6:30) South Hall,
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. 617-879-7333.

March 31

Photographic Resource Center
Ed Kashi: Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography (March 16, 7-9pm) BU Photonics Building, Room 206
8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA 02215. 617-975-0600.

Brookline Arts Center Gallery
Boston Camera Club Member Showcase (March 31 - Mary 20; Opening Reception: March 31, 6:30-8:30pm; Open Studios: May 1, 11am-6pm) 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA. 617-566-5715.

Panopticon Gallery
Instant Collections (March 31 - May 2; Reception: March 31, 5:30-7:30pm) 502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215. 617-267-8929.

April 1
215 College Gallery
And then... Recent Work by Mary Zompetti Lowe (March 18 - April 17; First Friday Art Walk: April 1, 4-8pm) 215 College St, Suite 201, Burlington, VT 05401. 802-863-3662.

Bromfield Gallery
Vivian Pratt: Ephemeral Memorials (March 30 - April 30; Opening Reception: April 1, 6-8:30pm) 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118. (617-541-3605.

Gallery Kayafas
Mammoth Plate Tintypes: N.W. Gibbons (March 4 - April 9; Reception: April 1, 5:30-8pm) 450 Harrison Avenue #37, Boston, MA 02118. 617-482-0411.

PHOTOSTOP Gallery & Studio
UV PhotoSlam 2011 (April 1 - April 22; Reception: April 1, 5-8pm)
85 North Main Street, Suite 150, White River Junction, VT 05001.  802-698-0320.

April 2
Clark Gallery
Rock/ Paper/ Scissors (March 29 - April 30, Reception: April 2, 4-6pm) 145 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. 781-259-8303.

April 3
Photographic Historic Society of New England
Monthly Meeting with Jesseca Ferguson (April 3, 1:30pm) 
American Center, 467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA.

April 5
Spring Lecture Series: Victoria Sambunaris (April 5, 2pm) Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. 617-879-7333.

April 7

French Cultural Center

French Impressions: Armen James (April 2 - 30; Opening Reception: April 7, 7-9pm) Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116. 617-912-0400.

Griffin Museum of Photography @ Digital Silver Imaging
Visual Reportage Workshop: Through Their Eyes
(March 24 - May 27; Opening Reception: April 7, 6-8 pm; Gallery Talk: May 19, 7 pm)
11 Brighton Street, Belmont, MA 02478. 781-729-1158.

April 7-10
Transcultural Exchange
Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts: The Interconnected World (April 7-10) at Boston's Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston, MA.

April 8
Gallery at Hallmark
I Was There: Stories of War and Homecoming (April 8 - June 5;
Opening Reception: April 8, 3-7pm) 85 Avenue A, Turner Falls, MA
01376. 413-863-0085

April 9
UFORGE Gallery
JP to me 2011 defined by light (April 3-28; Public reception: April 9,
6-8pm) 767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. 617-818-8679.

April 10
Griffin Museum of Photography
Senior Sundays/Family Sundays: Homeless with Pets with Rachel
Elner (April 10, 3-4:15pm)
67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890. 781-729-1158.

April 12
ASMP New England
Thomas Wener - The Business of Fine Art Photography (April 12, 7-9pm) E.P. Levine, 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA.

Spring Lecture Series: Susan Kismaric (April 12, 2pm) Tower Auditorium
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. 617-879-7333.

April 14
The Art Institute of Boston - University Hall Gallery
The Portrait: Three Views, BFA Thesis Exhibition (April 12 - 16; Opening Reception: April 14, 6-8pm) 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA. 617-585-6656.

Photographic Resource Center
2011 PRC Student Exhibition (April 14 - May 8; Opening Reception: April 14, 7-9pm) 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. 617-975-0600.

Red Eye Gallery
People of the 99 (Opening Reception: April 14, 6:30pm) 30 North main Street, Providence, RI 02903.

Wellesley College, Davis Museum and Cultural Center
Santosy Pecadores: Cinematic Drama in the Mexican Portfolios of Paul Strand and Leopoldo Méndez (February 16 - June 5; Lecture: Social Protest in Photography and Printmaking: April 14, 11:10am Jewett Art Center Room 450) Wellesley College, 106 Central Street in Wellesley, MA. 781-283-2051.

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

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