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April 27, 2011

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 Tonight: 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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2011 PRC Student Exhibition and Student Night 

Exhibition: April 14 - May 8, 2011

Student Night at the PRC: Thursday, April 28, 7-9 pm
This is an opportunity for students from all around New England to learn about each other's work. 

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-one 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.

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PRC Lowers Admission Price for Master Lecture Series

Beginning with our next lecture on May 19 with Lori Waselchuk, the PRC is lowering the price for admission to the Master Lecture Series. Admission will now be $10 for non-members, $5 for members, and $5 for students of non-Institutional Member schools. This represents a 50% reduction in cost for members and a 33% reduction for non-members. We hope this will encourage more PRC members and more of the general public to take advantage of the renowned speakers the PRC brings to Boston as part of our Master Lecture Series.

New Gallery Hours 

Beginning with Lori Waselchuk's exhibition opening on May 17, the PRC will have new gallery hours. We are bringing back our popular Thursday evening hours, open until 8:00 pm, and we will no longer be open on Sundays. Beginning May 17, during exhibitions, the gallery will be open:
Tues, Wed, Fri: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday: noon - 5 pm
Sunday: Closed

Lori Waselchuk: Grace Before Dying

May 17 - July 10, 2011
Lecture: May 19, 6 pm, Photonics Building Room 206,
8 St. Mary's Street, Boston
Members: $5 | Non-members: $10 | Students: $5 |
Students of Institutional Members: Free

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Reception in gallery: May 19, 7:45 pm (immediately following lecture) 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Satellite Exhibit of Grace Before Dying
: June 1-30,
Concord Public Library, Concord, MA
Opening Reception & Panel Discussion with Concord Prison Outreach: June 8


Calvin Dumas helps turn George Alexander in his bed, Angola State Prison, Louisiana.

Lori Waselchuk is a photographer based in Philadelphia, but she has a special level of dedication to people in the state of Louisiana. Her work in Grace Before Dying concentrates on a prisoner-run hospice program at Louisiana State Penitentiary located in Angola. The prison has a large percentage of inmates serving life sentences; nearly three-quarters of its 5,000 residents will leave the prison only upon their deaths. Waselchuk gained unique access to a program that has transformed lives. Her panoramic black-and-white prints record the heightened sensitivities that this ground-breaking program has instilled in a very tough world.

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Flash Forward Festival Boston

June 2 - 5
Fairmont Battery Wharf
fffb logoEach day events and programs run from noon to 6 p.m., followed by evening receptions on Thursday and Friday nights from 7 until 10.

Flash Forward 2010 Group Show
Thursday evening is the public opening for the Flash Forward 2010 Group Show, a selection of works from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada featured last fall in the Festival's debut in Toronto; among other U.S. photographers present in the show include regional artists Claire Beckett, Jonathan Gitelson, S. Billie Mandle, and Kevin Van Aelst.
Fresh Works: A Sampler of New England Photographers
Friday evening's public opening celebrates Fresh Works: A Sampler of New England Photographers, an exhibition of ten regional photographers selected by Paula Tognarelli of the Griffin Museum of Photography and the PRC's George Slade. The ten selected are Meg Birnbaum, Christopher Chadbourne, Greg J. Hayes, Katie Koti, Steven Keirstead, Rachel Loischild, Holly Lynton, Toni Pepe, Camilo Ramirez, and Jo Ann Walters.
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PRC 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

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Call for Volunteers

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

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

New England Photography Events  

April 26
Spring Lecture Series: Hank Willis Thomas (April 26, 2pm) Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115.

TC Colley Lecture Series: Tanyth Berkeley (April 26, 7pm) Chase Center, Metcalf Auditorium, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903.

April 27
Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT
Karin Rosenthal: Refraction and Reflection (April 27, 5:30pm) MIT's Building 6, 3rd Floor, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

April 27 & 28
Iris Gallery
Nick Brandt (April 23 - May 29; Auction for Big Life Foundation: April 27, 6pm; Artist Reception: April 28, 6pm) 129 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116.

April 28

Boston University - Metropolitan Gallery

Annie Claflin: Photography (through May; Reception: Thursday, April 28 from 4-5:30 pm) Dean's office, 755 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.

Photographic Resource Center
Student Night at the PRC (April 28, 7-9pm) 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. 617-975-0600.

April 29
Harvard University
Susan Meiselas, Ed.M. '71 will receive the 2011 Harvard Arts Medal (April 29, 4pm)  New College Theatre, 10-12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA. 
Harvard Thesis Exhibition 2011: Oh, Pioneers!
(April 29-May 26, 2011; Opening Reception: April 29, 5:30-6:30 pm, followed by student film screenings at 7 pm) Main Gallery & Sert Gallery, 3rd Floor, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

April 30
Photographic Historic Society of New England
Photographica 75 (April 30 & May 1, 1:30pm) American Center, 467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA.

PHOTOSTOP Gallery & Studio
Plain Curious with Jason Landry (April 30, 12-3 pm)
85 North Main Street, Suite 150, White River Junction, VT 05001. 

May 1
AS220 Project Space Gallery
Roger Carl Johanson: In Italy - Photographs (May 1 - 28; Opening: May 1, 4-7 pm) 93 Mathewson St., Providence, RI. 401-490-6164.

Brookline Arts Center Gallery
Boston Camera Club Member Showcase (March 31 - May 20; Open Studios: May 1, 11am-6pm) 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA.

 Vermont Center for Photography
Photographing with a Pinhole Camera and Celebration (May 1, 12-3pm) 49 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

May 2-4
Harvard University
Sally Mann: If Memory Serves (Lectures in History of American Civilization: May 2, 4pm, May 3, 5:30pm, May 4, 4pm) Sackler Auditorium, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.

May 3
Newton Free Library
Dithered Digital Photographs (May 3 - 30; Opening Reception: May 3, 7-8:30pm) 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA.

May 4
Panopticon Gallery
Discoveries: Photographs by Eva Timothy, Jesseca Ferguson, & Fran Forman (May 4 - June 6; Reception: May 4; 5:30-7:30) 502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215.

May 6
Gallery Kayafas
Amy Montali: Catch
Jess T. Dugan - A Moment Collected: Photographs at the Harvard Art Museum & A Place to Stay (April 15 - May 28; Artist Reception: May 6, 5:30-8pm)450 Harrison Avenue #37, Boston, MA 02118.

PHOTOSTOP Gallery & Studio
The Photograph: Extended with Keith Johnson (May 6-28; Opening Reception: May 6, 5-8pm, Gallery Talk with the Artist: 7pm)
85 North Main Street, Suite 150, White River Junction, VT 05001. 

Sharon Arts Center
Click! Contemporary Responses to Photographic Masterworks (May 6 - June 25; Opening Reception: May 6, 5-7pm) 30 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH 03458.

Vermont Center for Photography
Eleanor Briggs: The Traveling Camera (May 6-29; Opening Reception: May 6, 5:30-8:30pm) 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT 05301.

May 7 & 8
PHOTOSTOP Gallery & Studio
The Photograph: Extended with Keith Johnson (May 6-28; Lightroom and Landscape: A Perfect Match with Keith Johnson: May 7 & 8, 10-4pm, Please register) 85 North Main Street, Suite 150, White River Junction, VT 05001. 

May 9
The Garner Center at the New England School of Photography
Irina Rozovsky: This Russia (April 18 - June 3; Artist Talk: May 9, 6pm) 537 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. 617-437-1868.

May 10

Brookline Public Library, Main Branch

Canon Explorer of Light Lecture: Through the Lens of Adam Jones (May 10, 6-8:30pm) 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445.

Sharon Arts Center
Click! Contemporary Responses to Photographic Masterworks (May 6 - June 25; Artist Talk: May 10, 6-7pm) 30 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458.

May 12
Newport Art Museum & Art Association
Stop. Run. Play. Photographs by Susan Duca (March 26 - May 30; Gallery Talk: May 12, 5:30pm) 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.

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