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March 15, 2011

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 - 3:30 pm
BU College of Arts and Sciences, Room 326
685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Class size: 15 (only 4 slots left!)
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.
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Jeff Jacobson: Melting Point

January 18, 2011 - March 20, 2011
Click here for Boston Globe exhibition review by Mark Feeney >>


Jeff Jacobson, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1998 


Karin Rosenthal: Refraction and Reflection

Presented by the PRC in association with the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT
On display through December 2011
Reception: Wednesday, April 27, 5:30 p.m.


Karin Rosenthal, Shell with Hole, 2010.

Rosenthal's fascinating photographs reveal the pleasures of close
observation. Reflections and shadows of barely recognizable human forms mingle with physical objects and watery lenses within the spaces of sea shores. Please join Karin and the PRC to recognize her remarkable accomplishments and gather in the unique setting of the Center's offices.

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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.

Volunteer Opportunity:
PRC needs a photographer for this event. If you are interested in volunteering to take photos, please send an email to Julie Kukharenko at

Now Accepting Submissions for EXPOSURE 2011, PRC 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 >>

Portfolio Reviews with PRC Curator George Slade

Wednesday, March 23, 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 on March 16 at 10 am SHARP. This opportunity is for PRC Members only and is on a first come, first serve basis.

To learn about more about Portfolio Reviews >>

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 >>

The PRC Requests Your Input in a Survey and Focus Group 

The Boston University Graduate Program in Arts Administration is
working with the PRC to help us learn more about our members and colleagues and to get their input on our programming. There are two ways you can support this effort

1. Take a brief online survey
Click this link to begin a brief online survey. Your answers will be anonymous.

2. Attend a one hour discussion group
The group from BU is seeking 5 - 10 volunteers to participate in a discussion group and offer feedback on PRC marketing materials and exhibitions. The group session will be held at Boston University's Charles River Campus on Tuesday, March 29, 6:00 pm - 7:00pm (exact location TBD). Please email Katelyn Littlejohn at if you are interested in volunteering your ideas and opinions.

New England Photography Events
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.

Gallery 360 at Northeastern University
What is Contained: A group exhibition about artists and books (March 6 - April 12; Opening reception: March 15, 5:30-7:30pm) The Ell Building, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA, 02115. 617-373-2000

TC Colley Lecture Series: Picturing Soldiers, The Aesthetics and Ethics of Contemporary Soldier Photographs (March 15, 6:30-8pm; Restrepo Screening: 9-11pm) RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Street, Providence, RI 02903.

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.

March 17
The Art Institute of Boston - Main Gallery
Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks (March 17 - April 30; Reception: March 17, 5-7pm) 700 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215. 617-584-6600.

Wallace L. Anderson Gallery - Bridgewater State University

Seldom Seen (March 14 - April 8; Reception & Artist Talk: March 17, 5-7pm) Art Center, 40 School Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325. 508-531-1359.

March 18
215 College Gallery
And then... Recent Work by Mary Zompetti Lowe (March 18 - April 17; Opening Reception: March 18, 5-8pm; First Friday Art Walk: April 1, 4-8pm) 215 College St, Suite 201, Burlington, VT 05401. 802-863-3662.

March 19
Four Seasons (February 11 - May 15; Reception: March 19, 1-5pm) 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands, MA 02461. 617-965-7200.

TC Colley Lecture Series: Charlie White (March 22, 7pm) Chase Center, Metcalf Auditorium, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903.

March 22
Mercy Gallery
Keith Johnson (March 22 - April 22; Opening Reception: March 22, 6:45-8:45pm) Richmond Art Center, The Loomis Chaffee School, 4 Batchelder Road, Windsor, CT 06095. 860-687-6000.

Spring Lecture Series: Mike Mandel & Chantal Zakari (March 22, 2pm) Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. 617-879-7333.

March 24
The Griffin Museum of Photography @ Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theatre 
Illusions of Intimacy and Illusions: Photographs by Stephen Strom & Karen Strom (March 23 - May 29; Opening Reception, Gallery Talk and Book Signing: March 24, 6-7:30pm) 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA.

Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
Places for the Spirit: Traditional African American Gardens, Photographs by Vaughn Sills (March 21 - April 22; Opening Reception, Book Signing and Artist Talk: March 24, 5-7 pm) 300 The Fenway, 4th Floor, Main College Building, Boston, MA 02115. 617-521-2268.

March 26


Free SPYDER event with door prizes, free classes and more! (March 26, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Sponsored by Digital Photo Academy
219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA 02451. 617-951-1499

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.

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

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