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September 27, 2011

Vintage and Modern: Workshop 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, and informative 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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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.

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] prior to the review. The images should reflect the work they will be showing.


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Catherine Wagner: Photographs and Public Projects 

Wednesday, October 19, 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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Alfred University Science Classroom, Alfred, NY, from American Classroom, 1987.


Catherine Wagner will present the last thirty years of her work, concentrating on projects of the last decade. Her work continues to examine both the built environment and institutional archival repositories. Most recently, Wagner incorporated the photographic image into large civic structures, such as the new San Francisco subway.  She will discuss her conceptual strategies, which involve research, installation, and appropriation. For over three decades, Wagner has been observing the built environment as a metaphor for how we construct our cultural identities. She has examined institutions as various as art museums, science labs, the home, and Disneyland. Wagner's process involves the investigation of what art critic David Bonetti calls "the systems people create, our love of order, our ambition to shape the world, the value we place on knowledge, and the tokens we display to express ourselves." A book signing will follow the lecture.

Support in part by the School of Visual Arts at Boston University. 


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PRC Library Reopened!


Thanks to our dedicated volunteer librarian, Stefanie Maclin, and our hardworking crew of volunteers, we are pleased to announce the Aaron Siskind LIbrary at the PRC is once again open to the public!


Stefanie has relabeled the majority of our uncategorized books and integrated them into the entire collection housed in the Aaron Siskind Library. We are thankful for her commitment and hours of hard and tedious work in the library. 


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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New England Photography Listings


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. 

September 30    

Gallery at Hallmark 

The Artist as Art (September 30 - December 18; Reception:
September 30, 4-7pm) 85 Avenue A, Turner Falls, MA.

October 1
Griffin Museum of Photography
6th Annual Focus Awards (October 1, 7pm) Exchange Conference
Center, Boston, MA.

Montserrat College of Art Gallery
Nina Bergman (Lecture: October 1, 11:30am) 23 Essex Street,
Beverly, MA. 

October 2
Danforth Art Museum
Elsa Dorfman: Art and Healing (September 11 - November 6;
Conversation: October 2) 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA. 

PHOTOSTOP Gallery & Studio
Fourth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk (October 2, 4:30-6:30 pm)  

Vermont Center for Photography
Georgian Culture & Village Life: A Talk with Carl Linich (October
2, 4-5pm) 49 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT. 

October 6

Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Grace Before Dying (October 6 - 27; Reception: October 6, 5-7pm)
103 New Africa House, 180 Infirmary Way, Amherst, MA. 

October 7
Gallery Kayafas
Cherry Blossom Time in Japan, photogravures by Lee Friedlander Local Weather, new color work by Joe Johnson (September 9 - October 15; Reception: October 7, 5:30-8pm) 450 Harrison Avenue #37, Boston, MA.  

October 9 & 11
Griffin Museum of Photography @ The Aberjona River Gallery Eidetic Image, Elisabeth Neville & Joseph Neville (September 8 - November 27; Senior Sunday: October 9; Opening Reception: October 11, 6-7:30pm) 187 Swanton St., Winchester, MA.  


ASMP New England
Colleen Wainwright (October 11, 6-9pm) EP Levine, 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA.    

October 13 

Photographic Resource Center

Vintage & Modern: Workshop on Collecting Photography with Alice Zimet (October 19, 6:30-10pm) 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.

October 15  

Photographic Resource Center

PRC 2011 Benefit Auction (October 15, 5:30-10pm) 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.


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