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February 7, 2012


Zoe Perry-Wood: Selections from Carnival and the BAGLY Prom Series 


Pink, Provincetown, MA 2008. 

In the past decade, Zoe Perry-Wood has turned her camera toward communities questioning traditional concepts of gender identity. Her work featured in NEO transitions from exploring the Provincetown Carnival parade to Oaxaca, Mexico where she documents men dressing like woman in mock weddings to Boston where she has been photographing the Boston Gay & Lesbian Youth (BAGLY) Prom.


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Global Health in Focus  

Photographs by Kristen Ashburn, Dominic Chavez, and David Rochkind 
February 9 - March 24, 2012  
Panel Discussion: Wednesday, March 7, 6 pm
BU George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston register online >>
Reception: Wednesday, March 7, 7:30 - 9 pm
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Kristen Ashburn, Untitled, 2001-2007.
Through arresting images, photographers Kristen Ashburn, Dominic Chavez, and David Rochkind document the heavy toll that global health issues take on the developing world. Their poignant photographs invite us beyond the grim, faceless statistics and bring us in close contact with people--mothers, fathers, children--confronted by enormous hardship. 




Willard Traub: Recovery

February 9 - March 24, 2012
Reception: Wednesday, March 7, 7:30 - 9 pm
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston


Williard Traub, Recovery 1, 2006.
Recovery is a photographic meditation on affliction and rehabilitation by Willard Traub. The work reflects the artist's own experiences battling a rare form of blood cancer, drawing on the strength of his talents as a photographer. Recovery began when Traub was diagnosed with cancer in 2005, and examines his treatment, hospitalization, and recovery process. The images, combined with personal prose and poetry, provide an intimate and hopeful commentary on a disease that signifies much larger life issues.



To schedule a group visit, contact Erin Wederbrook Yuskaitis >>

Call for Submissions 

Exposure 2012   

Alison Nordström to Jury this Year's Entries


Juror Alison Nordström will select work by ten contemporary photographers to exhibit in the PRC Gallery for the seventeenth iteration of the PRC's highly regarded annual juried exhibition.

Nordström is Curator of Photographs and Director of Exhibitions at George Eastman House, the oldest and largest museum of photography in the United States. She was the Founding Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida from 1991 to 2002. 


Submissions are due online March 2, 2012.  


Vicki Goldberg: American Women Photographers

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 6:30 pm
BU Sargent College, Room 101
635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
$10 General Public | $5 Members and Students (must present valid membership card or student id)
No charge for members of BU community and students of PRC member institutions >>

Nan Goldin, Nan one month after being battered, 1984.

Vicki Goldberg, one of the leading voices in the field of photography criticism, will discuss how and why American women photographers, most prominently Cindy Sherman and Nan Goldin, came to the attention of the photography world in the late 1970s and early 1980s after lurking on the fringes for a long time. She will also examine the way the principle concerns of that first crop of important women artists, including the entire appropriation movement, have persisted to the present day and continue to influence photographers.

"One of photography's most revered and beloved critics, Goldberg examines both the history of photography and our current state of affairs with curiosity, wit, and cutting insight." - Photo Eye


Women in Photography Night at the PRC 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6 - 8 p.m.

832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 

Guest Host: Lisa Kessler
Presenter slots open to female photographers only, but attendance is open to all who are interested in contemporary work by women, in celebration of Vicki Goldberg's "American Women Photographers" lecture this month. 
Audience members without work are also encouraged to attend. No reservations needed, but participants must bring their curiosity and open-mindedness. Everyone is welcome to bring refreshments.

February Portfolio Reviews with Glenn Ruga, PRC Executive Director

Wednesday, February 22, 2011
Registration: Wednesday, February 15, 2011 at 10 am

Photographers who sign up will be required to send 4-6 jpg images (under 1mb each), a resume, and an artists statement to prior to the review. The images should reflect the work that will be presented.

To reserve your slot, please call the PRC at 617-975-0600. This opportunity is for PRC Members only and is offered on a first come, first served basis.



Global Health in Focus: Professional Practices in Visual Journalism  

Friday, February 24, 9:00 am - noon 
Boston University, College of Communication, Room 217 
Presenters: Bill Greene, The Boston Globe; Dina Rudick, The Boston Globe; Dominic Chavez, independent documentary photographer. 
Limited to 50 students. Registration required. 
To register, send email to with name and institution. Free and open to all students with a valid ID card. 
Dominic Chavez, Untitled, 2010-2011. 

Registration for Spring Programs is Online


Registration is now open for our Spring Master Lecture Series. Don't miss any of the speakers we have lined up for this season!

Click here to reserve your tickets >> 


Click to download a PDF of all PRC spring programs >>

Spring Semester Internship Opportunities 


The PRC offers internships that provide insight into the inner workings of a non-profit visual arts institution. Internship positions available in photography, visual arts, exhibitions, and/or arts administration.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to Julie Kukharenko. Reference the position for which you are applying. Include why you want to intern at the PRC and what you hope to accomplish.


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New England Photography Listings


February 8 

French Cultural Center

The Covered Arcades of Paris (February 1-29; Reception: February 8, 6:30-8:30pm) 53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA.
Main Gallery: Pictures tell the Story: Photographs by Ernest C. Withers (January 5 - March 1; Reminiscing with Antony Decaneas: February 8, 6:30pm) 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA.

February 9
Gary Green: Terrain Vague (January 24 - February 24; Reception: February 9, 3-5pm) 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA. 

February 10

John Goodman: Echo (February 10 - March 13; Opening Reception: February 10, 6-8pm) 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA.

February 11
Critical Conversations with Keith Johnson
(February 11, 10am) 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA.

The Mind's Eye: 50 Years of Photography By Jerry Uelsmann
(February 11 - May 13; Opening Day Celebration: February 11, 11-4:30pm) 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA.

February 12
Addison Woolley Gallery
Artifact & Particles (February 2 - 26; Artist Talk: February 12, 2pm) 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME. 

February 15
ASMP New England
Jack Reznicki (February 15, 6:30pm) CDIA Studio C, 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA.
University of New Hampshire
Chris Jordan: Running the Numbers (January 28 - April 4; Reception: January 27, 5-7pm; Lecture with Tim Gaudreau: February 15, 12pm, Room A218 Paul Creative Arts Center) 30 Academic Way, Durham, NH. 

February 16
Griffin Museum of Photography @ Digital Silver Imaging

Rock & Roll: A Group Show (December 8 - January 28; Gallery Talk with Gary Greenberg: February 16, 7-8:30pm) 4 Claredon Street, Boston, MA. 

February 23
Copley Society of Art
Winter Members' Show (February 23 - March 29: Reception: February 23, 5:30-7:30pm)
23rd Annual Student Show (February 23 - March 29: Reception: February 23, 5:30-7:30pm) 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA. 

February 25
Harvard Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions, Part I: Contemporary Photographs (January 31 - March 3; Gallery Talk: February 25; 11am) Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. 

February 28
Harvard University
ArtisTalk: Vera Lutter (February 28, 6pm)
Sackler Auditorium, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.    


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