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December 6, 2011

Janelle Lynch: Los Jardines de México

November 29, 2011 - January 28, 2012 



Janelle Lynch, Charles, from the series Akna.


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. 


Read the review in The Boston Globe >>

Bookshop at the PRC Open for Holiday Purchases!


Wishing that some of your friends and family members could have joined you at one of the latest PRC events? Don't worry, the PRC Bookshop is selling books from our past exhibitions and lectures, just in time for the holiday season! Most recently added to the shelves is Los Jardines de México by Janelle Lynch.


Los Jardines de México  by Janelle Lynch
$45 members | $53 general public  


Other 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 
* Lynn Saville: Night Shift - $40 | $42
* Larry Volk and Danielle Currier: No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers - $32 | $37
* Lori Waselchuk, Grace Before Dying - $36 | $42
* Catherine Wagner, Cross Sections - $51 | $60
* Catherine Wagner, Home and Other Stories - $64 | $75

PRC t-shirts are also for sale at the PRC. Come by and pick one up today!
To purchase a copy, please contact Laura Norris, PRC Bookshop Manager, at 617-975-0600, or stop by our gallery. 

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.


more information >>

Flickr Photos Updated


Photos from our latest events have been added to our Flickr page. Make sure to add these to your favorites! Or, if we missed you at the event, here's a peak to what happened. 


We hope we see you at an upcoming PRC event soon!




Book Night at the PRC >>

Lynn Saville Lecture on Night Photography >>

Night Night at the PRC >>  

VIrtual Tour of 7 Turkish Artists & Threefold >>

New England Photography Listings


December 5-10 

Holiday Sale (December 5 - 10) Lobby of Tower Building
Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA. 


 December 6
Griffin Museum of Photography @ The Aberjona River Gallery

Been Through the Mill: Photographing the Old Schwamb Mill (December 1 - February 26, 2012; Opening Reception: December 6, 6-7:30pm) 187 Swanton St., Winchester, MA.  


Photography 2011 Fall Lectures: Robin Kelsey (December 6, 2pm)
Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA.    

December 7 

French Cultural Center

Under Sail- Photographs by Valerie Franc-Houge (December 3- 29; Reception: December 7) 53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA.

Griffin Museum of Photography - Atelier & Griffin Gallery

Photographing People (December 7, 7-8:30pm)
67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA.

Panopticon Gallery

GRUNTS: The GI Experience
Two Perspectives: Bradford Washburn & Vittorio Sella (December 7 - January 10, 2012; Reception: December 7, 5:30-7:30pm)
502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA.  


December 8
Griffin Museum of Photography @ Digital Silver Imaging

Rock & Roll: A Group Show (December 8 - January 28; Opening Reception: December 8, 6-8pm) 4 Claredon Street, Boston, MA. 

December 8-11
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Annual Art Sale (December 8-11) 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

December 10
Gallery Kayafas
Geoff Hargadon: Dealers Protected!
Thomas Gustainis: An Accruing Mass of (dis)Content: A Thomas J. Gustainis Retrospective
Daniel Ranalli: Snail Drawings (December 2 - January 7, 2012; Reception: December 10, 3-5pm) 450 Harrison Avenue #37, Boston, MA. 

December 13
ASMP New England
Brian Skerry: Ocean Soul (December 13, 6-9pm) EP Levine, 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA. 

December 15
Atlantic Works

Corpus Et Spiritus (December 3 - 27; Reception: December 15, 6-9pm) 80 Border Street, 3rd Floor, East Boston, MA.

The Griffin Museum of Photography @ Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theatre 

The Fluid Figure: Michael Seif (November 10 - January 15; Reception: December 15, 6-7pm) 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA. 

Worcester Art Museum

Hymn to the Earth: Photographs by Ron Rosenstock (December 15 - March 18, 2012; Reception: December 15, 5:30-8pm) 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. 508-799-4406. 



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