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April 3, 2012

Stefanie Klavens   
Stefanie Klavens, I Really Try..., 2003.   


Stefanie Klavens' photographs encourage deeper thought into subject matter often taken for granted: historic single-screen movie palaces, disappearing drive-in theaters, and the quirky individuality displayed in private homes and small mom-and-pop places of business. 

PRC 2012 Student Exhibition
April 12 - May 5, 2012
Opening reception: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Katharine Shields, MassArt, Untitled, 2011, Pigment Print.
This annual showcase of work by students enrolled in PRC Institutional Member schools demonstrates the breadth of Boston's photographic education community. View the creative talents of tomorrow on display today, and gain an appreciation for the diversity of young, contemporary photographic visions (and the remarkable range of academic programs supporting them) that surround the PRC.

2012 Participating Institutions
Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University
Boston College
Boston University, College of Communication
Boston University, College of Fine Arts
Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Fitchburg State University
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New England Institute of Art
New England School of Photography
Newbury College
Northeastern University
Rhode Island School of Design
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Simmons College
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

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 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.


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Nathaniel Raymond: War Photography for the 21st Century

Taking satellite images of conflicts in Sudan & Syria
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 6:30 pm 
BU Sargent College, Room 101 
635 Commonwealth Ave, Boston 
$10 General Public | $5 Members and Students (must present valid membership card or student id)  

DigitalGlobe image of SAF-Aligned Encampment at Goli, Abyei Region,  
March 21-28, 2011. Photograph courtesy of Satellite Sentinel. 
Nathaniel Raymond will discuss the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) and its role in monitoring human rights abuses in Sudan by utilizing satellite imaging. Raymond will focus on SSP's methodology and analyze some of its images, which can often be quite beautiful despite featuring horrific atrocities. Additionally, his talk will outline the relationship between human rights advocacy and photography, and he will provide useful applications from SSP for ground photography. 

Publishing a Photography Book with Harvey Stein

Saturday, April 21, 2012, 9:00 - 5:00 pm 
BU College of Arts and Sciences, Room 220, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
$50 General Public / $40 Members - Morning Session Only (limited to 40 participants)
$125 General Public / $110 Members - Morning and Afternoon Session Combination (limited to 10 participants only)

Only 1 slot left for the full day workshop, but plenty of morning session slots are still open!

stein workshop 


Have you ever thought about publishing a book of photographs? Maybe you have a concept in mind or a body of work to support your concept. Maybe you have only a vague idea for a photobook. Or maybe you have a "someday" wish to do a book but no real project yet. This workshop will help you shape your ideas, conceive and explore a concept, and determine the best approach to make a publisher take notice. Harvey Stein offers a nuts-and-bolts analysis of the steps necessary to contact publishers successfully and what to do when they say yes.


Topics covered include: 
      * generating book ideas 
      * writing the book proposal 
      * identifying potential publishers 
      * criteria publishers use to evaluate proposals 
      * what to present to the publisher (and in what form) 
      * when to create a book dummy 
      * the pros and cons of using a book agent 
      * ways to sequence the photographs 
      * negotiating the contract to maximize advances and royalties 
      * working with printers 
      * book distribution 


Harvey will also offer advice for publicizing your book through exhibitions, self-promotion and advertising. Finally, the effect of the digital revolution on making books will be discussed.


Tech Night at the PRC
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 6 - 8 pm 
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 


Open to all photographers using new/cutting edge technology, from x-ray photography to satellite imaging and everything in between. Held in celebration of Nathaniel Raymond's lecture about Satellite Sentinel Project this month. 
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.

Would you like to show your work to a group of passionate photographers and photo enthusiasts? Sign up to present! Six presenter slots are available per Night. Presenters may only show work at two Nights per season in order to allow for new presenters and a variety of presentations.

Please contact the PRC at 617-975-0600 or [email protected] to reserve a presenter slot no later than two days before the Night. 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. 


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
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. 


more info about the exhibition >>

New England Photography Listings


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. 
April 5
Mount Ida College Gallery
Untitled: Hans-Christian Lischewski, A Retrospective (March 27 - April 28; Reception & Artist Talk: April 5, 6-8pm) Carlson Hall, 777 Dedham Street, Newton, MA. 

April 5 & 9 
Lucas Foglia: A Natural Order (March 31 - May 27; Reception & Artist Lecture: April 5, 5:30-7:30pm; Lecture: April 9, 5:30 (Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street); Lecture: April 13, 5:30pm) List Art Center @ Brown University, 64 College St, Providence, RI. 

April 6
Gallery Kayafas
Tim Donovan: Phantasmogoric
Zoe Perry-Wood: BAGLY Prom (April 6 - May 12; Reception: April 6, 5:30-8pm) 450 Harrison Avenue #37, Boston, MA. 

April 10
ASMP New England
Personal Projects - Keeping It Local: ASMP NE Members' Projects (April 10, 6-9pm) EP Levine, 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA. 

Harvard University
ArtisTalk: Todd Hido (April 10, 6pm)
Sackler Auditorium, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. 

April 11
Amy Ragus: Inconclusive Miracles
(April 3 - 26; Reception: April 11, 6:30-8:30pm) 53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA.

April 12
Tufts University Art Gallery
MFA Thesis Exhibition (April 12 - 29; Reception: April 12, 5-8pm) Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA. 

April 13
David Winton Bell Gallery
Lucas Foglia: A Natural Order (March 31 - May 27; Lecture: April 13, 5:30pm)List Art Center @ Brown University, 64 College St, Providence, RI 02912.

Gallery at Hallmark
Images from the 50's (April 13 - June 10; Reception: April 13, 4-7pm) 85 Avenue A, Turner Falls, MA. 

April 14
Concord Art Association
Art and Spirituality Entwined (March 29- May 6; Tour: April 14; Film, Spirituality and Contemporary Art: April 18, 7pm; Artist Roundtable: April 26, 7pm) 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA. 

23rd Annual Benefit Auction (Auction: April 14)
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA. 

PHOTOSTOP Gallery & Studio
Documenting Family and Friends with Amy Thompson Avishai (April 14, 11am-4pm) 85 North Main Street, Suite 150, White River Junction, VT. 

April 14 & 15
Photographic Historic Society of New England
Photographica , 77th Sale & Show (April 14, 9-4pm & April 15, 9-3pm) American Center, 467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA. 

April 17
Rhode Island School of Design
TC Colley Lecture Series: Eva Sutton (April 17, 7pm)
Chace Center Metcalf Auditorium, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI. 



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