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October 12, 2011

Letter from a Friend: Keith Prue


Keith Prue works in reverse from most. He starts with a concept and then finds selections from his extraordinary black and white photographs to fulfill the visual and emotional needs of the project. The selection of Keith's work presented in October NEO is his emotional response to a very trying moment in his life.



PRC 2011 Benefit Auction Preview Exhibition 

October 7 - 14, 2011
Auction: Saturday, October 15, 5 - 10 pm
808 Gallery at Boston University


auction_boughtonNadine Boughton, Evening News, 2009, Archival Inkjet Print, Signed verso, 1/15. 

808 Gallery Hours:
Wednesday, October 12: 11am - 8pm
Thursday, October 13: 11am - 4pm
Friday, October 14: 11am - 6pm

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PRC 2011 Benefit Auction This Saturday

October 15, 2011 808 Gallery at Boston University


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Join us and 140 fantastic photographs for an evening of art, fun, and food all for the support of the PRC. 


Tickets for both the live and silent auctions are available online until Friday at noon by clicking here or at the door.


We hope you will join us at the auction!

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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   

Workshop fee includes wine and hors d'oeuvres.

Workshop will allow plenty of time to mingle and share a glass of wine with other people passionate about photography.   

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auction collecting 


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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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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Catherine Wagner

Pomegranate Wall.


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. 

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


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7 Turkish Artists: Panel Discussion

Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari, artists, and Jenny White, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Boston University
Thursday, October 27, 2011, 6:30 pm

BU College of Arts & Sciences Room 522, 705 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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This panel discussion is in conjunction with the 7 Turkish Artists exhibition at the PRC, exploring how the iconography of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founding father of modern Turkey after World War I, permeates and defines Turkey to this day. The exhibition features the photography of Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari, artists who spent twelve years in Turkey-a country 99% Muslim, yet committed to secularism-exploring the complexity of Atatürk's imagery.  Also on the panel will be Jenny White, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Boston University. We highly recommend attending the exhibition before the panel discussion. A book signing will follow the discussion.  


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7 Turkish Artists
: Mike Mandel & Chantal Zakari
September 13 - November 12, 2011 


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Book Night at the PRC with Guest Host, Neal Rantoul

Wednesday, October 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston


Join us for Book Night, open to all photographers who have an interest in photobooks and the process of self-publishing. Held in celebration of the Indie Photobook Library, a selection of which is on display at the PRC this month.


Neal Rantoul is a career artist and teacher. He has taught photography since 1971. He is currently head of the Photography Program at Northeastern University and taught for thirteen years at Harvard University as well as at the New England School of Photography. A book of his photographs, American Series, was published by Pond Press in 2006 and is available on He has also self-published books of his work.


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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Threefold: Selections from the Indie Photobook Library

Curated by Larissa Leclair, Shane Lavalette, and George Slade

September 13 - November 12, 2011 



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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Portfolio Reviews with Glenn Ruga, PRC Executive Director

Thursday, October 27, 2011 


If you would like to reserve a spot for this month's portfolio review, please call the PRC at 617-975-0600 on Wednesday, October 19, 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 Event Photos on Flickr


The PRC is happy to share photographs from our past programs and exhibitions on our Flickr site. We update it regularly and hope you will check out our pictures and add us to your contacts.




View some recent events:

Street Night at the PRC 

Costa Manos Workshop 

Costa Manos Lecture 

7 Turkish Artists & Threefold Reception 


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New England Photography Listings

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


October 12 

New England School of Photography

Ruin: Photographs of Abandoned Architecture (October 3 - November 19; Opening Reception: October 12, 6:30-8:30pm) 537 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.   


October 13
Griffin Museum of Photography @ Digital Silver Imaging
Splashion! (September 29 - November 6; Gallery Talk: October 13, 7-8:30pm) 4 Claredon Street, Boston, 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 14
Howard Yezerski Gallery
John O'Reilly and Marsden Hartley: Two Kindred Spirits (October 14-November 15; Reception: October 14, 6-8pm) 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA.

LAUNCH Gallery
Peter Croteau: Mountains (October 14, 6pm) 220 Allens Avenue, Entry 1, Providence, RI.

October 15  

Photographic Resource Center

PRC 2011 Benefit Auction (October 15, 5:30-10pm) 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
October 18
Montserrat College of Art Gallery
Sarah Wentworth (Lecture: October 18, 11:30am) 23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA.  

October 19 

Photographic Resource Center

Catherine Wagner: Photographs and Public Places (October 19, 6:30pm) BU College of Arts and Sciences, Room 522, 705 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.

October 20

Chazan Gallery
Figurations (October 20- November 9; Reception: October 20, 5-7pm) 228 Angell Street, Providence, RI. 

Gallery 360 - Northeastern University
Neal Rantoul: 30 Years (October 20 - December 5; Opening Reception: October 20, 4-6pm) The Ell Building, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. 

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

October 25
Rhode Island School of Design
TC Colley Lecture Series: Kent Rogowski (October 25, 7pm)
Chace Center Metcalf Auditorium, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI. 
October 26
Dominic Chavez: Book Signing (October 26, 7:30-9pm) MIT Wong Auditorium, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.

October 27 

Photographic Resource Center

7 Turkish Artists Panel Discussion (October 27, 6:30-10pm) BU College of Arts and Sciences, Room 522, 705 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.

October 29
The Kolo Shop
Save the Photos: Photography and Photo Book Workshop (October 29, 2-6pm) The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 199 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, MA. 


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