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May 10, 2011

Lori Waselchuk: Grace Before Dying

Exhibition: May 17 - July 10, 2011
Lecture: May 19, 6 pm, Photonics Building Room 206

8 St. Mary's Street, Boston

Members (must present valid membership card): $5
Non-members: $10 | Students: $5

Students of Institutional Members: Free

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Reception in gallery: May 19, 7:30 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

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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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Lori Waselchuk's new book, Grace Before Dying, now available at PRC

Grace Before Dying, newly released by Umbrage Editions, charts the extraordinary breakthrough in humanity that has helped transform one of the most dangerous maximum security prisons in the United States, Louisiana's notorious Angola prison, into one of the least violent.
Hardcover / 11 x 8 in / 12 pages / 120 pages
$39.95/ $33.95 members + tax 


Two Special Collector Editions Available from the PRC

In conjunction with the exhibition of Grace Before Dying (at the PRC May 17 - July 10), Lori Waselchuk is offering special collectors editions of her book. Each edition includes a signed, editioned pigment print along with the book. Proceeds benefit the artist and the PRC.
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Mark J. Stock


Beauty out of complexity. Fluidity out of rough-edged numbers and mathematical operators. Imagine a million MIT chalkboards, covered with runic marks, suddenly melting and reconfiguring into a coherent, logical, perceivable object. It is a miracle of sorts, despite Mark Stock's modest protestations otherwise. Once you've made a few dozen of these, it all seems so simple.

Thanks again to the Boston Cyberarts Festival for inviting the PRC to participate in the 2011 festival. It was a pleasure to contrast two intriguing cyberartists in NEO last month and this.

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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.

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 & Monday: Closed

Flash Forward Festival Boston

June 2 - 5
All events are at the Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston
The Flash Forward Festival is free to the public.
fffb logoEach day events and programs run from noon to 6 pm, followed by evening receptions on Thursday and Friday nights from 7 until 10.

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Flash Forward 2010 Group Show

Thursday, June 2, 7:00 - 10:00 pm 
Join us for 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, June 3, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Celebrate the public opening of Fresh Works: A Sampler of New England Photographers, with 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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Registration deadline extended to June 1

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.

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Documentary Night at the PRC 

Wednesday, May 25, 7 - 9 pm

Held during the Lori Waselchuk documentary exhibition, Grace Before Dying, and open to all photographers working in, or interested in, documentary photography.  Bring images, a curiosity about the world, and an interest in how photography is used to explore the world around us.


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Portfolio Reviews with PRC Executive Director, Glenn Ruga

Wednesday, May 25, 1 - 4 pm


If you would like to reserve a spot for this month's portfolio review, please call the PRC at 617-975-0600 on May 18 at 10 am SHARP. This opportunity is for PRC Members only and is on a first come, first serve basis.  


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New England Photography Events  

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.

ASMP New England
Alex Buono on DSLR Video (May 11, 6-9pm) Quixote Studios, 184 Everett Street, Boston, MA.

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.

Peabody Essex Museum
Museum Shop Spotlight: Martha Everson (May 12 - June 30; Reception: May 12, 3-5pm) 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970. 978-745-9500.

Piano Factory Gallery & Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
35th Annual Photography Exhibit (May 3 - May 31; Reception: May 12, 5-7pm) 791 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.

May 18

Arnold Arboretum

The New Botanicals-Lilacs: Images by Vinette Varvaro
(April 30-June 5; Artist talk: May 18, 6:30-8pm) Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall, 125 Arborway, MA 02130.

May 19

AS220 Project Space Gallery

Roger Carl Johanson: In Italy - Photographs (May 1 - 28; Artist talk: May 19, 6-8 pm) 93 Mathewson St., Providence, RI. 401-490-6164.

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

Photographic Resource Center
Lori Waselchuk: Grace Before Dying (May 17 - July 10; Lecture: May 19, 6pm; Reception: May 19, 7:30pm) 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. 617-975-0600.

May 21
Sharon Arts Center
Click! Contemporary Responses to Photographic Masterworks (May 6 - June 25; Children & the Arts Festival: May 21, 10am-2pm) 30 Grove Street Peterborough, NH 03458.

May 24
Griffin Museum's Gallery at the Cambridge Homes
Jass From Row Six (April 25 - July 5; Reception: May 24, 7:30-8:30pm) 360 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA.

May 25

Photographic Resource Center
Documentary at the PRC (May 25, 7-9pm) 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. 617-975-0600.

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