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November 8, 2011


Yusuke Suzuki: Muslims in America



A man reading the holy Quran.

Yusuke Suzuki's photographs have a formal integrity that makes them compelling works of art, but do not shy away from focusing on content essential to telling a complex story about the culture and everyday lives of Muslims living in America today.

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Lynn Saville: Explorations in Night Photography

Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 6:30 pm 

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

$10 General Public | $5 Members and Students (must present valid membership card or student id) 

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Lynn Saville, Night Shift.

Lynn Saville, who has earned an international reputation for her black and white and color photographs of cityscapes during the transitional hours of dawn and dusk, will discuss her fascination with the mysterious nocturnal urban landscape and her extensive experience with night photography. 


Her cityscapes range from the forgotten and unloved, off-beat industrial areas to the more-familiar bridges and monuments. The places are seen at varying conditions of season, light, and weather. 


During her lecture, Saville will show projections of her photographs, including her earliest black and whites and very recent color images.


A new project entitled Vacancy has taken her back to the commercial centers of cities like New York and Boston where, at twilight, stores shuttered by the Great Recession emanate a disquieting beauty. A book signing will follow the lecture.

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Brand and Portfolio Development: Intensive Seminar with Larry Volk and Danielle Currier

Saturday, November 12, 2011, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  

BU Photonics Building, Room 203
8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA
$120 General Public | $100 Members (cost includes the book No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers, retails for $34.95)
Limited to 30 participants


Larry Volk and Danielle Currier, No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio
Guide for Photographers and Designers


This workshop will discuss and explore the most difficult aspect of portfolio development, which is creating a unique presentation that best reflects your brand. 


The biggest challenge in the development of materials for marketing and self-promotion is creating those materials in such a way that reflects your personality as a professional and a photographer. 


The workshop will present two sessions: Part 1 will explore the notion of branding and the development of your unique identity; Part 2 will focus on translating that brand and visual identity and extending it into your portfolio and marketing materials.


Night Night at the PRC with Guest Host, Christian Waeber

Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston


Join us for Night Night, open to all photographers who have an interest in presenting, viewing, or discussing night photography. This is held in celebration of Lynn Saville's lecture this month.


Christian Waeber, guest host of Night Night, was born in Fribourg, Switzerland, and moved to Boston in 1993, where he now lives and works. He is a self-taught photographer, with interest in figure, night, and architectural photography. His photographs have been shown in numerous group and solo exhibits across the country and in Europe, and has been featured in magazines including View Camera, Preservation, and Art-Photo-Akt. He was awarded a Somerville Arts Council grant in 2010 for his photographs of Somerville at night.  


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. 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.  


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Portfolio Reviews with Exhibiting Artist, Janelle Lynch

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 


Janelle Lynch, exhibiting artist at the PRC, will be a guest reviewer for November and is eager to help artists develop their statements about the portfolio presented at the reviews.


If you would like to reserve a spot for this month's portfolio review, please call the PRC at 617-975-0600 on Tuesday, November 22 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.


Lynch has garnered international recognition over the last decade for her large-format photographs of the urban and rural landscape. Widely exhibited, her work is in several public and private collections including the George Eastman House Museum, Rochester, New York; the Brooklyn Museum; the Fundación Vila Casas, Barcelona, Spain; and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Salta, Argentina. In 2012, the Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin will host a ten year survey of her work, and the Newark Museum will exhibit her River series, which the museum recently acquired. Presently, Lynch is working on a commission for Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center in the Bronx, New York, which will also be exhibited next year. She is currently based in New York City. 


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Janelle Lynch: Los Jardines de Mexico

November 29, 2011 - January 28, 2012 

Artist's Talk: December 1, 5:30 pm 

Opening Reception: December 1, 6:30 - 8 pm



Janelle Lynch, Los Jardín de Juegos.


The photographs in Los Jardines de México explore themes related to the life cycle and its representations in the urban and rural landscape. Made between 2002 and 2007, each project investigates, if not embraces, a specific facet of existence: loss, death, regeneration, and life. The exhibition is comprised of four series: El Jardín de Juegos, serving as her first project upon moving to Mexico City; Donde Andaba, juxtaposing wild plant life with architecture; Akna, anthropomorphizing tree stumps in a nature reserve; and La Fosa Común, focusing on a functioning, century-old common grave centrally located within the city. The combination of these four bodies of work, three from Mexico City and one from Chiapas, examines the persistence of life. 

Bookshop at the PRC


The PRC bookshop is selling books from past exhibitions and lectures. Most recently added to the shelves are two of Catherine Wagner's books, Home and Other Stories and Cross Sections. To purchase a copy of any of these monographs, please contact the PRC.


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Current Books (member/general public prices): 

* Eliot Dudik, Road Ends in Water - $27 / $32 

* Mike Mandel & Chantal Zakari, The State of Ata - $38 / $45 

* Monika Merva, The City of Children - $40 / $48 

* Constantine Manos, A Greek Portfolio - $45 / $53 

* Constantine Manos, American Color 1 - $108 / $127 

* Constantine Manos, American Color 2 - $63 / $74 

* Lori Waselchuk, Grace Before Dying - $36 / $42

* Catherine Wagner, Cross Sections - $51 / $60  

* Catherine Wagner, Home and Other Stories - $64 / $75


PRC tshirts are also for sale at the PRC. Come by and pick one up today!


7 Turkish Artists: Mike Mandel & Chantal Zakari  

September 13 - November 12, 2011


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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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New England Photography Listings 


November 9
Art Space Gallery - Northern Essex Community College
The Devil's Den (October 31 - December 9; Reception & Artist Talk: November 10, 3pm) 100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, MA.
Boston University
Rosamond Purcell: "Things are Not as They Seem: A Lecture In Honor of Robert Seydel" (November 9, 5:30pm) College of Arts and Sciences Room 303A, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
Boundless Day-Lighted Night: Photographs by Salma Khalil & Rachel Loischild (October 26 -December 1, 2011: Artist' Talk and Reception: November 9, 11:30am-1pm) 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA. 


Photographic Resource Center

Night Night (November 16, 6-8pm) BU Photonics Building, ROom 206, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA.

November 10
Tara Sellios: Lessons of Impermanence (November 11 - January 11; Reception: November 10) 75 Arlington Street 2nd Floor, Boston, MA.

Griffin Museum of Photography
Talk & Book Signing with Henry Horenstein (November 10)
67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890. 781-729-1158. 

Northern Essex Community College - Bentley Library ArtSpace
Dana Mueller: The Devil's Den (October 31 - December 9; Artist Talk & Reception: November 10, 3pm) 100 Elliot Street, Haverhill, MA.

University of Maine Farmington
UMF Student Exhibition 2011 (November 10 - December 11: Opening Reception: November 10, 5-8 pm)246 Main Street, Farmington, ME. 

November 11-13
PHOTOSTOP Gallery & Studio
Fall Nantucket Workshop with Neal Rantoul & Lia Rothstein (November 11-13) Registration required. 85 North Main Street, Suite 150, White River Junction, VT. 

November 12
Hynes Convention Center
Boston Photo Show (November 12, 8am - 4pm) 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.

November 12-13
Saxonville Studios
Open Studios (November 12 and 13, 12-5pm) 1602B Concord Street, Saxonville Industrial Park, Framingham, MA. 

November 13
Griffin Museum of Photography
Senior Sunday with Jane Paradise (November 13, 3-4:15)
67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890. 781-729-1158. 

November 15
ASMP New England
Marketing in Changing Times (November 15, 7-9pm) EP Levine, 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA. 

Photography 2011 Fall Lectures: Mitch Epstein (November 15, 2pm)
Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA. 

November 16

Photographic Resource Center

Night Night (November 16, 6-8pm) 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA. 

November 17
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts @ Harvard University
Laurel Nakadate; Say You Love Me (November 17 - December 22; Opening Reception & Panel Discussion: November 17, 6pm) 24 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA/

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Shooting for Peace: Youth Behind the Lens (November 17-May 31; Opening Reception: November 17, 5-7pm)
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. 67-495-3397. 

Thayer Academy Gallery
Iran: Images From Beneath a Chador (November 14 - December 16; Opening & Gallery Talk: November 17, 5-7:30pm) Thayer Gallery, 745 Washington Street, Braintree MA. 


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