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April 17, 2012

prcinnycWinners Announced for PRC in NYC Exhibition at the New York Photo Festival


Nancy Grace Horton. Red Hot, 2011. Pigment Print. 30 x 30 inches.  


The PRC is thrilled to announce the ten winners of the call for entries for the PRC in NYC juried competition and exhibition. Jurors Glenn Ruga, Neal Rantoul, and Chehalis Hegner met to discuss submissions and selected the following artists to exhibit their work in a satellite exhibit at the New York Photo Festival. The PRC congratulates the winners and thanks everyone who submitted.


Noah David Bau 

Pelle Cass 

Christopher Chadbourne 

Dominic Chavez 

Vivien Goldman 

Nancy Grace Horton 

Toni Pepe 

Esther Pullman 

William Scully 

Tom Young


We invite all our members to visit the exhibition and join us at the reception in Brooklyn.



Exhibition of Ten PRC Members' Work at the New York Photo Festival  

May 16 - 20, 2012

Reception: Saturday, May 19, 2:30-4:30pm

111 Front Street, Gallery 210, Brooklyn, NY  


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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 - SPACE STILL AVAILABLE)
Morning and Afternoon Session Combination - SOLD OUT


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 



Review slots still available!

May 11-12, 2012
Boston University Photonics Building, 9th Floor  
Online registration closes April 29
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.


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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Tech Night at the PRC 
Present and explore innovative technical solutions to taking, printing, and presenting photographic images, including use of mobile devices

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 to Hipstamatic, 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 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. 


IFFPRC Co-Presents 3 Photography Films at the Independent Film Festival Boston  

April 25 - May 2, 2012

Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA




Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Friday, April 27, 7pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 2

Saturday, April 28, 2:30pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 5

A behind-the-scenes look at photographer Gregory Crewdson's ambitious Beneath the Roses, a project that took a decade to complete.


Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film

Saturday, April 28, 12:30pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 1

Instant photography enthusiasts rally to reinvent instant film after Polaroid discontinues its landmark product.

Volunteers Needed
Three volunteers to help with raffle at the three IFF boston screenings. Volunteers will need to be present 30 minutes before and after showtime and will be able to see the film for free. Please contact Julie Kukharenko.
Portfolio Reviews with PRC Executive Director, Glenn Ruga
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 
Registration: Wednesday, May 16 at 10am


Monthly portfolio reviews at the PRC are one way that we find new talented photographers to invite to exhibit in NEO, Loupe, and our new Members Gallery at the PRC. 
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 beginning at 10am on Wednesday, May 16. This opportunity is for PRC Members only and is offered on a first come, first serve basis.

studentshowPRC 2012 Student Exhibition
April 12 - May 5, 2012
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.

listingsNew England Photography Listings


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

April 18 

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


Carolyn Conrad (April 16 - June 1; Reception: April 18, 6:30-8:30pm)
Garner Center, 537 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA. 


Talk with Leslie K. Brown (April 18, 11:30am) 23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA. 


April 19 

Child's Play
Private Room: Photographs by NESOP Students (April 12 - May 28; Reception: April 19, 5:30-7:30
502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA.


April 21
Exploring Beacon Hill: An Urban Photography Workshop (April 21, 9am - 6pm) 122 Arlington Street, Boston, MA. 


Documenting Family and Friends with Amy Thompson Avishai (April 21, 11am-5pm) 85 North Main Street, Suite 150, White River Junction, VT. 


Jim Dow: American Studies (March 17 - May 5; Book signing & Gallery Talk: April 21, 2-5pm) 38 Newbury St. 4th Floor, Boston, MA. 


April 24
Street Art: Photographs by Astrid Reichwitz (February 29 - May 13; Reception: April 24, 6-7:30pm) 187 Swanton St., Winchester, MA.


Spring Lecture: Alexander Nemerov (April 24, 2pm)
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA. 


Anonymous Among Us (April 18 - May 31; Reception: April 24, 5:30-7:30pm) 760 South Main Street, Raynham, MA.


April 26

Concord Art Association

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


iSee: The eyes of VII in the hands of Hipstamatic (March 15- May 5; Gallery Talk: April 26, 7pm) 4 Claredon Street, Boston, MA. 


Worth a Thousand Words - Panel Discussion (April 26, 6:30-8pm)

Suffolk University Law School, Main Function Room, 120 Tremont Street, 1st Floor, Boston, MA.

April 28 

Natural Histories: Photographs by Barbara Bosworth (April 14 - Fall 2012; Curator-Led Gallery Talk: April 28, 1pm; Art 360* Interactive Study Sessions: May 12, 9:30-11:30am) 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA. 



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