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November 22, 2011

Janelle Lynch: Los Jardines de México

November 29, 2011 - January 28, 2012 

Artist's Talk: December 1, 5:30 pm 

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



Janelle Lynch, Untitled 6, from the series La Fosa Común.


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, highlighting the relics of a children's playground conquered by nature and neglect; Donde Andaba, focusing on wild plants that grow out of the urban infrastructure and architecture; Akna (the Mayan goddess of birth and fertility or "mother" in Mayan), delving deep into a nature preserve to anthropomorphize dormant tree stumps serving as hosts of new life; and La Fosa Común, beautifully featuring the vegetation in a century-old common grave at different stages of the life cycle. The combination of these four bodies of work, three from Mexico City and one from Chiapas, examines the persistence of life. 

Portfolio Reviews with Janelle Lynch, Exhibiting Artist

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 


Janelle Lynch, exhibiting artist at the PRC, will serve as the guest reviewer for November and is eager to help artists develop their statements about the portfolios 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. This opportunity is for PRC Members only and is on a first come, first served 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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PRC Bookshop


Have you missed some of the latest PRC events? Don't worry, the PRC Bookshop is selling books from our past exhibitions and lectures! Most recently added to the shelves is No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers by Larry Volk and Danielle Currier from their branding and portfolio development workshop at the PRC earlier this month.


No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers 
by Larry Volk and Danielle Currier
$32 members / $37 general public

Click here to read a description of the book. 


To purchase a copy, please contact Laura Norris, PRC Bookshop Manager, at 617-975-0600, or stop by our gallery.


Websites for Photographers with Glenn Ruga

A roadmap to design and technology possibilities for creating a successful portfolio website  

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
BU Photonics Building, Room 203
8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA
$90 General Public | $70 Members
Limited to 50 participants


Attention fine art and commercial photographers! This workshop will cover how to plan and design a portfolio website for maximum impact, ease of navigation, ease of maintenance, search engine friendly, and overall positive user experience. 


First, the workshop will explore the graphic design of websites and discuss how the design and branding of your website will aid in your overall marketing strategy and should be integrated with your overall branding strategy. Ruga will then dissect the numerous technology options available and the cost and functionality of each. You will also look at the best way to optimize your photographs for web delivery using the tools in Photoshop and other image editing software. Lastly, Ruga will analyze how social media integrates into an overall successful marking. Glenn Ruga is the founder of, a web-based platform for documentary photographers. 


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Site Night at the PRC

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA


Open to all photographers interested in sharing their websites or learning about others. Glenn Ruga will host Site Night in celebration of his workshop on December 3.


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.   


PLEASE NOTE: Presenters for Site Night will show their live websites and are asked to make a brief statement about their work followed by a discussion. Contact the PRC at 617-975-0600 or [email protected] to reserve a presenter slot. Six presenter slots available. Audience members are also encouraged to participate, no reservations needed, but must bring their curiosity and open-mindedness. Everyone is welcome to bring refreshments.


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Calls for Entry


November 23: Women in Photography: Humble Arts Foundation 

November 25: Emerging Focus 

November 25: Illusion and Chemistry: The Alternative Process: Kiernan Gallery 

November 25: RayKo's 5th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show - RayKo Photo Center 

November 27: Everything Must Go, 12x12 Holiday Show - Bromfield Gallery  

November 28: Onward: Compe  

November 30: 2011 Green Dot Awards 

November 30: Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition  

November 30: Open Juried Competitions 

December 1: Captivating Landscapes  

December 1: Internship Opportunity - Anderson Ranch Arts Center 

December 1: 2012 CCNY Darkroom Residency Program 


Click here for a complete list of current exhibitions, events, and more call for entries >>  


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