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September 14, 2011


7 Turkish Artists: Mike Mandel & Chantal Zakari

September 13 - November 12, 2011

Reception: Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 - 8 pm

Panel Discussion: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 6:30 pm

BU College of Arts & Sciences Room 522, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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7 Turkish Artists engages the social themes that define contemporary Turkey, specifically examining the imagery of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, its revolutionary leader after World War I. Between 1997 and 2010, artists Zakari and Mandel, one Turkish, one American, chronicle their experiences photographing people, secular and Western, or religious and conservative in appearance. They conducted interviews and collected found material from archives, gathering popular historical illustrations and found Atatürk postcards that span a thirty year period and illustrate the cult status of his image. The artists' recent book, The State of Ata, seeks to recognize the complex relationship in Turkey between secularists, the Islamist movement and military power.


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Threefold: Selections from the Indie Photobook Library

Curated by Larissa Leclair, Shane Lavalette, and George Slade

September 13 - November 12, 2011
Reception: Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 - 8 pm

When you think about photographs, when you imagine them in context, realized in some physical form, how do you see them? Some see them in print portfolio boxes, some see them on computer screens, others see them matted and framed, hanging on walls. Though for nearly as long as there have been photographs, they have appeared in fixed sequences, pasted, printed directly, or reproduced in ink on pages bound together in some fashion - in other words, as books. Whether pocket-sized or table-sized, photographically-illustrated books have long served as an important showcase for the medium.

Threefold reflects the idiosyncratic interests of three curators - Shane Lavalette, Larissa Leclair, and George Slade - each adopting a unique focal point in an attempt to represent a remarkable moment in contemporary independent publishing.


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Library Temporarily Closed 


Due to a re-cataloguing project, the Aaron Siskind Library at the PRC is closed through the month of September. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Volunteers are needed to help with re-shelving books starting Thursday, September 22. Please contact Julie Kukharenko if you are interested.

Museum Day, September 24



For the second year in a row, the PRC is participating in Museum Day sponsored by the Smithsonian Magazine. By registering online, you can gain free admission to the PRC on September 24 to visit our current exhibitions, 7 Turkish Artists: Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari and Threefold: Selections from the Indie Photobook Library.


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Constantine Manos: A Lifetime of Photography
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 6:30 pm
BU College of Arts & Sciences, Room 522
705 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
$10 General Public | $5 Members and Students (must present valid membership card or student id) 

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Magnum Photographer Constantine Manos will present a visual overview and informal lecture covering a lifetime of photography. The presentation will include Manos' first serious pictures made with his first Leica at the age of eighteen and will conclude with his most recent color work. As a special feature of the lecture, Manos will share samples of his early black and white photographs, many of which have never been shown publicly before. During the presentation, Manos will also discuss how he undertook individual projects and books and brought them to fruition as well as dissecting specific pictures, ideas, and techniques that he has applied to his photography. A book signing will follow the lecture.  

Lecture and Workshop by Brian Storm, Founder of Media Storm


brian storm 

Brian Storm is coming to Boston for a special two-part program hosted on the Boston University campus by ASMP New England, BU College of Communication, and co-sponsored by the PRC. Please join us in exploring the power of multimedia storytelling with this leader in the field. 


Thursday, September 22, 2011, 6pm Social Hour, 7-9pm Lecture 
BU Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Avenue, BostonTickets (pre-registration / at door)
PRC Members: $15 / $25
General Public: $25 / $35

Students: $5 / $15 


Brian Storm will share how some of the top photojournalists have redefined their storytelling capabilities to include audio reporting and an eye towards publication in multiple media. Their work is capturing acclaim around the world in a time when reader's attention spans are short. Come learn how to disseminate your work to create an impact on the subject, issue, and hopefully society.  


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Saturday, September 24, 3011, 9am - 5pm (1-2pm lunch) 

BU Photonics Building, Room 206, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston

Tickets (pre-registration / at door)
PRC Members: $110 / $130

General Public: $140 / $160
Students: $80 / $100 


In this one-day workshop, Storm will provide an overview of multimedia storytelling approaches while engaging participants in discussion about the most appropriate ways to create a multimedia story. Through real world examples, he will share proven techniques to improve reporting and post production. 


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PRC Announces Fall Programs



Click here to download a flyer of all PRC fall programs. We will be mailing a more detailed version of this flyer to our members in early September.

Street Night at the PRC with Guest Host, Stella Johnson

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 

PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston


Open to all photographers interested in street photography, in celebration of Magnum photographer Constantine Manos' lecture and workshop this month.


Guest host for Street Night will be Stella Johnson. Stella teaches at AIB and BU College of Communications, and is a former student of Costa Manos. In 2006 Stella was a Fulbright Senior Specialist to Mexico, teaching documentary photography and visual anthropology. She is best known for her work in developing countries, where she has focused on the lives of women and their families. In photographs taken over a 15-year period, Stella documented the lives of two rural families living near Guanajuato and Oaxaca, Mexico. Manos says of her book AL SOL, "In her photographs of Mexico, she is creating images, each of which is a poem." 

These free, informally structured programs foster a sense of community with photographers, PRC members, and students by offering an opportunity to share images and insights about particular topics in contemporary photographic practice. Presenters bring prints or show images on their own laptops, and are asked to make a brief statement about their work. Contact the PRC at 617-975-0600 or to reserve a presenter slot. Audience members without work are also welcome to attend, no reservations needed, but must bring their curiosity and open-mindedness.


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Portfolio Reviews with PRC Executive Director, Glenn Ruga 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 


If you would like to reserve a spot for this month's portfolio review, please call the PRC at 617-975-0600 on Tuesday, September 20, at 10 am SHARP. This opportunity is for PRC Members only and is on a first come, first serve basis.    


Photographers who sign up will be required to send 4-6 jpg images, a resume, and an artist statement to prior to the review. The images should reflect the work they will be showing.


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PRC 2011 Benefit Auction Update  


Michal Chelbin
Michal Chelbin, Nastya and Sveta, Russia, 2004, Courtesy of the artist and Andrea Meislin Gallery.


Invitations to the PRC 2011 Benefit Auction were mailed out last week. But you don't need to wait to receive your invitation to purchase tickets to the auction.  


Auction Tickets are Now Available Online
Click here to purchase tickets>> 


Tickets to the live auction are $100. Doors open at 5:30 pm for a reception, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, and open bar, with the live auction beginning at 7:00 pm. Tickets to the silent auction are $25 for PRC members and $35 for the general public. Doors open at 8:15 pm for the silent auction and include wine, beer, appetizers, dessert, and coffee (and a very lively party!).


Artists and collectors with work in the auction, as well as benefactors and sponsors, will receive tickets and invitations in the mail by mid September.


Your purchase of artwork at the auction not only benefits your own collection of fine photography, but also assures that the PRC can continue its programs of exhibitions, speakers, workshops, publications and other important events supporting the photographic community in New England. We hope you will join us on October 15!


Click here to see list of artists represented in the PRC 2011 Benefit Auction. 


Special Auction Event

Vintage and Modern: Tips on Collecting Photography with Alice Zimet

With tour of highlights of PRC Benefit Auction by Karen Haas, Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:30 - 10:00 pm     

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This fun, social workshop, held in the 808 Gallery two nights before the auction, will focus on the beginner basics of collecting, with a particular spotlight on the PRC 2011 Benefit Auction pieces. Alice Zimet is a member of the Collections Committee of the Harvard Art Museums, the International Center of Photography's Exhibitions Committee, and one of two non-photographer board members of the new Magnum Foundation. 
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PRC 2011 Benefit 


Saturday, October 15   

808 Gallery, Boston University
808 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 


Featured Artists:  

Michal Chelbin
Jim Dow 

John Goodman

Emmet Gowin 

Henry Horenstein
Arthur Leipzig

Sally Mann
Rania Matar
Arno Minkkinen

Abelardo Morrel
Susan Meiselas
John O'Reilly
Olivia Parker
Robert Richfield 
August Sander
William Wegman 

Auction Sponsors

Art Institute of Boston 

Art New England 
Clark Gallery
Carroll and Sons Gallery 

Digital Silver Imaging  


Khaki Gallery 

Panopticon Gallery 

Meridian Printing
Puritan Press   
Putnam Investments 

Stanhope Framers
Vineyard Road   


Auction Benefactors

Eric Almquist
Joseph & Cailleen Bernardi 
Cathy England
Alan Geismer 
Faith & Glenn Parker
John & Olivia Parker
Juan Prieto
Anthony & Beth Terrana
Karl & Teryn Weintz  



Sponsors and Benefactors as of
September 12, 2011.


 Click for complete information on the PRC 2011 Benefit Auction 

New England Photography Listings


September 13 

ASMP New England

Vermont Lighting Workshop with Rick Friedman (September 13,
9am-5pm) Lpa Design Studios, 21 Gregory Drive, Suite 140, South
Burlington, VT.


Griffin Museum Gallery at the Cambridge Homes
Ordinary People, Photographs by Jan van Steenwijk (September 6 -
November 6; Opening Reception: September 13, 6:30-7:30pm)
360 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA.


September 14

Community College of Rhode Island, Flanagan Gallery
Undocumented: Photographs and Text from the Lives of 
Undocumented Immigrants (September 7-30; Reception: September 8,  
5-7:30 pm; Gallery Talk: September 14, 12pm) 1762 Louisquisset Pike, RI.


Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
As They Are: Student Portraits (September 6 - 29; Gallery Talk 

& Reception: September 14, 11am-1pm) 303 Homestead Avenue, 

Holyoke, MA.   


September 15 

Copley Society of Art

Then & Now: The Enduring Allure of Light in Photography 

(September 10 - October 6; Members' Reception: September 15, 

5:30-7pm) 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA. 


September 15  

Photographic Resource Center

Constantine Manos Lecture (September 15, 6:30pm) BU College of Arts & Sciences, Room 522, 705 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.


Widener Gallery - Trinity College
Street Alchemy (September 15 - October 23; Reception: September 15, 4:30-7pm) 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT.  


Iris Gallery
Michael Massaia: After Hours (September 7 - November 14; 
Reception: September 16, 6pm) 129 Newbury Street, Boston, MA. 


September 16

Three Columns Gallery, Harvard University
Jim Nickelson, Selected Works 2007-2011 (August 27 - October 7; Reception: September 16, 5-7pm) 10 Cowperthwaite Street, Cambridge, MA. 

September 17 

Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) 
Take a Shot: A Digital Photography Symposium (September 17, 

8:30am-7:45pm) 122 Arlington Street, Boston, MA. 


Robert Klein Gallery

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle (September 17 - October 22; Reception with the Artists: September 17, 2-4pm) 38 Newbury Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA.


StoneCrop Gallery
The Intern Show (September 10 - 25: Reception: September 17, 4-6pm) 805 Shore Road, York, ME.


September 18 

Danforth Art Museum

Willard Traub Recovery (September 11 - November 6, 2011, Poetry Reading: September 18, 1pm) 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA.


September 21
Photographic Resource Center  
7 Turkish Artists and Indie Photobook Library (September 13 - November 12; Reception: September 21, 6:30-8pm) 832 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA.


September 22 

ASMP New England

Brian Storm Multimedia Presentation (September 22, 6-9pm) BU Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

Griffin Museum of Photography

Main Gallery: From Lead into Gold: The World of Victor Raphael (September 22 - December 4; Opening Reception: September 22, 7-8:30; Gallery Talk: September 23, 7pm)
Griffin Gallery: New Kingdoms, Photographs by Alison Carey
(September 22 - December 4; Opening Reception: September 22) 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890. 781-729-1158.  


ASMP New England Brian Storm Multimedia Workshop (September 24, 9am-5pm) BU Photonics Building, Room 206, 8 St Mary's Street, Boston, MA  


September 24-25

JP Open Studios
JP Open Studios (September 24-25, 11-6 pm) See website for exact la for exact locations.  


September 28  

Photographic Resource Center

Street Night at the PRC (September 28, 6-8pm) 832 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA.


September 29

Griffin Museum of Photography @ Digital Silver Imaging
Splashion! (September 29 - November 6; Opening Reception: September 29; Gallery Talk: October 20) 4 Claredon Street, Boston, MA. 



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