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March 20, 2012
Peter Vanderwarker: Applied Creativity 
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6:30 pm
BU Photonics Building, Room 206
8 St. Mary's Street, Boston
$10 General Public | $5 Members and Students (must present valid membership card or student id) 
Peter Vanderwarker, The Big Dig, 1995-2004.
Peter Vanderwarker believes that creativity in photography is a learned skill. His professional work relies on "applied creativity" while his personal work relies on a much more difficult form of "personal creativity." He is his own worst critic, and he recognizes the struggle we all face when we go to make original work. During his lecture, he will discuss several different projects, his personal process, what it's like to shoot for a client, and steps to enhance your own projects.

Getting Good Work Done: A Workshop in Applied Creativity with Peter Vanderwarker
Shooting: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 10 am - 3 pm / Downtown Location TBD
Criticism: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 10am - 4 pm
BU College of Arts and Sciences, Room 222, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
$200 General Public / $175 Members
(limited to 12 participants; price includes lecture admission)
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This workshop will consist of an intensive set of exercises, discussions, and critiques that Vanderwarker has developed, stolen, or borrowed. It will also be filled with creative resources, war stories from a pro photographer, and hilarious accounts of creative ideas gone horribly wrong.

Students will be asked to bring personal work, shoot class assignments, and perform a series of exercises to pump up their creative muscles. Saturday's session will consist of shooting in the field at a downtown location, and Sunday's session will consist of image-sharing and critiques in a classroom. Students who sign up for Vanderwarker's workshop are required to attend his related lecture on Thursday, March 22, 2012 (workshop fee is all-inclusive). He will meet with all workshop students briefly after the lecture to discuss Saturday's assignment. 

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Doc Night at the PRC
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 6 - 8 pm 
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 
Guest Host: Dominic Chavez 


Dominic Chavez, Young kids overlooking their neighborhood, Kroo Bay, 
a slum in Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2010-2011.
Open to all photographers interested in documentary photography or photography focusing on health-related issues, in celebration of the PRC's Global Health project. 


Presenters can bring prints, show images on their own laptops, or use our projector, and are asked to make a brief statement about their work. Each presenter is asked to limit their presentation to 15 images and 15 minutes. Contact the PRC at 617-975-0600 or [email protected] to reserve a presenter slot. Audience members without work are also encouraged to participate, no reservations needed, but must bring their curiosity and open-mindedness. Everyone is welcome to bring refreshments.


Showcase of PRC New England Members' Work 
at the New York Photo Festival


The PRC is excited to announce that it will participate in the New York Photo Festival this year (May 16-20) with an exhibition of PRC New England members' work selected from a call for entries. This will be an opportunity for the PRC's New England membership to show their work to both a New York and international audience attending the four day festival in Dumbo, New York. It is also an opportunity for the PRC to show off the vibrant photography community in New England to this critical audience.

This Call for Entries is open to all PRC members with a New England mailing address. The jurors will be PRC Executive Director Glenn Ruga and PRC Board members Chehalis Hegner and Neal Rantoul. Ten photographers will be selected from the entries.   


Deadline for Entries: March 30, 2012


Standard Entry Fee: $25

Discounted Entry Fee*: $15

*for photographers who submitted work to EXPOSURE 2012


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Survey of Loupe Readers 


February 2012 issue of Loupe

One of the many benefits of PRC membership is a subscription to Loupe, the journal of the Photographic Resource Center. We would greatly appreciate members taking a brief survey on your experiences as a recipient of the magazine. The most recent issue was mailed in early February. Most of our members have received the issue by now and we would like to hear your feedback. If you are a PRC member and did not receive this issue, we would also like to hear from you.   


Global Health in Focus  

Photographs by Kristen Ashburn, Dominic Chavez, and David Rochkind 
February 9 - March 24, 2012  
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
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 >>

101 Photographs for Freedom of the Press: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Reporters Without Borders
March 21 - April 22, 2012 
Main Gallery, The Art Institute of Boston, 700 Beacon Street, Boston
Exhibition Reception
Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Main Gallery, The Art Institute of Boston, 700 Beacon Street, Boston
Panel Discussion: 
Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Panel Discussion with Magnum photojournalists Antoine D'Agata, Thomas Dworzak, and Susan 
Meiselas and moderated by Alex Kershaw, author of The Life and 
Times of Robert Capa
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washburn Auditorium, Lesley University, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge
Co-sponsored by The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, the Consulate General of France in Boston, in collaboration with Magnum Photos/Paris and the Photographic Resource Center  

Paolo Pellegrin, Beirut, Lebanon, 2006. 
Copyright Paolo Pellegrin / Magnum Photos.
This exhibition of works by over sixty MAGNUM photographers supports the worldwide initiatives of Reporters Without Borders in defense of freedom of the press. Magnum photographers have donated images for this exhibition in support of the organization Reporters Without Borders and in recognition of the important work of independent journalists and photojournalists who risk safety, comfort, and their lives to bring the news about events around the world. The exhibition includes work by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour, and many other renowned photographers.


The three photographers are internationally recognized documentary photographers associated with the renowned photo agency Magnum. They will engage in a dialogue about freedom of the press and the current state of contemporary journalism. 


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May 11-12, 2012 
Boston University Photonics Building, 9th Floor  
Online registration opens April 10
The New England Portfolio Reviews is an opportunity for emerging and established photographers to meet with curators, teachers, gallerists, and other image professionals. The Reviews will serve individuals who are just embarking on their careers and those who have several years of experience and are hoping to reach new audiences by initiating connections with leading figures in the busy New England photography world.
New this year will be a portfolio walk. All photographers will have the opportunity to share their work with all the reviewers, other attendees, and special guests invited by the Photographic Resource Center and the Griffin Museum of Photography on Saturday following the afternoon review session. 


NEPR Showcase 
The PRC is pleased to announce an additional opportunity associated with the New England Portfolio Reviews: a showcase of PRC members' work selected from the Portfolio Walk on Saturday, May 12. The PRC staff will select six photographers during the Portfolio Walk who will be invited to display 10-12 framed pieces of their work during a three week exhibition at the PRC in August 2012.  Click here for more information. 


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March 20  

Breaking into the Biz with Judy Herrmann (March 20; 7-9) BU Photonics Building, 8 St Mary Street, Boston, MA. 
ArtisTalk: Laurie Simmons (March 20, 6pm) 
Sackler Auditorium, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. 
Spring Lecture: Alumni Panel (March 20, 2pm) 
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA. 
March 21
Gallery Talk with David Schoerner (March 21, 11:30am; Reception: march 22, 5-8pm) 
March 23 
Taste of Winchester (March 23, 7-10pm) 
67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890. 781-729-1158. 
March 25 
A Tapestry of Seasons: Photographs & Watercolors by Nancy Fulton (March 6 - April 13; Reception: March 25, 2-4pm) 99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA. 
March 27 
Spring Lecture: LyToya Ruby Frazier (March 27, 2pm) 
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA.  
March 29 
Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928-1939 (March 30-June 2; Lecture & Reception: March 29, 6pm; Lecture: May 2) Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. 
March 31 
Rick Sammon: Canon Exlorer of Light (March 31, 9am-12pm) Boston University, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Room B50, Boston, MA.  
April 3 
H2O in the Landscape: Photographs by Robert Moran (March 12-May 20; Opening Reception; April 3, 6:30-7:30pm) 360 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA. 

Spring Lecture: Fazal Sheikh (April 3, 2pm) 
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA. 

TC Colley Lecture Series: Walead Beshty (April 3, 7pm) 
Chace Center Metcalf Auditorium, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI.  
April 4 
23rd Annual Benefit Auction (Preview Reception: April 4, 6-8pm; Public Preview: April 5-7 & 9-12; Auction: April 14)  
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA. 



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