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May 1, 2012
Astrid Reischwitz: Street Art 
Look, Boston, 2009.
Astrid Reischwitz's series, Street Art, incorporates a passion for street photography, a love for visual arts, and a fascination with the transient character of an art form often created anonymously. 
Shelby Lee Adams: Salt & Truth    

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 6:30 pm
BU College of General Studies, Room 511
871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston  

Note: This is a new location from previously published information.  
$10 General Public | $5 Members and Students (must present valid membership card or student id)  

The Red Sox will be in town that evening. Plan accordingly. The lot adjancent to the PRC, and one block from the auditorium, is open to the public for $10. Nearby on-street parking in Brookline may be available.

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Books are available for purchase for pickup at the PRC or lecture >>  
adamsShelby Lee Adams will discuss his new book, Salt & Truth, published by Candela Books in October and featured in The New York Times Sunday Review in November 2011. The book is a compilation of black and white photographs predominately made over the last eight years, including ten previously unpublished images that represent an overview of the entire 36 years Adams has continued working within his native community in Eastern Kentucky. His slide presentation will include informal photos made with his friends and subjects as well as quotes and observations made by his people to share with and inform the viewer of his process and the collaborative nature of his work.

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booksPRC Bargain Book Week 

May 1-5, 2012 


We are pleased to offer a 20% dicount for this limited time on all books for sale at the PRC!

Used Book Bins
Older titles and library duplicated are sold at prices as low as $1. The PRC also has a number of past issues of magazines for free.

Bargain Books Drawing
*  Spend $10 to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Frame Gallery gift certificate.
*  Spend $50 to be entered into a drawing for a 1 year PRC Individual Membership.

prcnycPRC in NYC 

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  



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.


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


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"What I want to say is..."
Presented by Take 5 Foundation
May 22 - 26, 2012
Reception: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Brenda Bancel & students from Epiphany School. 

This exhibition features the work of five middle school children from Epiphany School in Dorchester who participated in Take 5's inaugural program in photography. Take 5 Foundation is an organization that provides quality time, attention, and instruction to five kids per project, utilizing the expertise and talent of individuals in the community. The individuals who give of their time and talents with these five kids for one full year specialize in a variety of fields, such as photography in this case. The foundation seeks to promote the idea that everyone does something really well, something he/she can give back to society no matter how simple. Children often just need extended time and care to realize their creative potential.

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Summer Youth Program for High School Students  

Location: PRC and MassArt    

This program welcomes all high school students who are interested in photography as a form of artistic expression. The students will have the opportunity to create, discuss, and work on individual projects as well as view and interpret photography by contemporary artists. Students will also take field trips to other galleries and museums in the neighborhood. For more inspiration, students will interact with highly acclaimed visiting artist photographers.

ChallengeTHIS is a unique summer program that provides students with a creative platform to contemplate the visual and critical complexities of the world around them. With this program we hope to instill limitless imaginative thinking and curiosity towards decoding, producing, and showcasing images.

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Creative and Professional Development for Artists 
Presenters: Alison Nordström and Rania Matar
Moderator: Glenn Ruga, PRC Executive Director
Thursday, June 7, 2012, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
BU College of General Studies, Room 527
871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 
Online registration: $20 / $15 Members
At door registration: $25 / $20 Members
Maximum attendance: 50
Join Alison Nordström and Rania Matar for a two hour interactive seminar on strategies and techniques to advance your development as an artist and your career as a creative professional. Topics to be discussed include maturing your artist vision, critique and portfolio reviews, juried competitions, exhibitions, galleries, portfolio preparation, artist statement, resume, publishing, and choice of subject matter and technique. All will be looked at in light of how to use these various forums to advance your artistic development and professional career. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in discussion and ask real-world questions, although presenters will not comment on photographic work of individual attendees.
Printing Workshop with Neal Rantoul 
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 9:00 - 5:00 pm
Northeastern University (location TBD)
$125 General Public / $110 Members
(limited to 10 participants only)



Neal Rantoul, Utah. 7, 2010.
Want to learn how to make a truly gorgeous photographic print? In this intensive one-day workshop, Rantoul will discuss and demonstrate what it takes to make a superior print and demystify much of the technical steps. The morning session will cover monitor calibration and color correcting, output file size, dpi requirements, file management, storage, and effective sharpening, with the objective of learning the process of making excellent prints. The afternoon session will focus on using Rantoul's workflow and preparing files for printing. Additionally, Rantoul will demonstrate his own workflow, which utilizes Aperture, Photoshop, and Nik's Sharpener Pro. Then students will send their files to the printers so that they leave the day with first-rate prints. 
Large Format Night at the PRC 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 6 - 8 pm 
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 
Guest Host & Lead Presenter: Chris Churchill 


Open to all photographers using large format cameras, regardless of theme or subject matter. Four presenters only. Featuring short presentation, discussion, and book signing with Chris Churchill.


Portfolio Reviews with PRC Executive Director, Glenn Ruga
Wednesday, May 23, 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 [email protected] 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.

PRC 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.


Review slots still available!
 May 11-12, 2012 
Boston University Photonics Building, 9th Floor  
Phone registration May 4 - 9
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.



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May 1
ASMP New England
Seeing Color: Creating Dynamic and Saleable Images (May 1, 6-9pm) Quixote Studios, 184 Everett Street, Allston, MA. 

May 2
Harvard Art Museum
Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928-1939 (March 30-June 2; Lecture: May 2) Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. 

May 3
Griffin Museum of Photography Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theatre
MOTHER DAUGHTER: Posing as Ourselves:Photographs by Elaine O'Neil (March 19-May 20; Closing Reception May 3, 6-7:30pm) 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA. 


May 4
PHOTOSTOP Gallery & Studio 

PhotoSlam 2012 (May 4 - June 1; Reception: May 4, 5-8pm) 85 North Main Street, Suite 150, White River Junction, VT. 


Vermont Center for Photography
Chris Triebert: Shadowgraphs (May 4 - 27; Reception: May 4, 5:30-8:30pm) 49 Flat St. Brattleboro, VT. 


May 5-6
Somerville Open Studios
(May 5 &6) 62 Bay State Avenue #1, Somerville, MA


May 11-13
Fort Point Art Walk
(May 11, 4-7pm, May 12 & 13, 12-5pm) 300 Summer Street M1 Boston MA. 


May 11  

MIT Museum
Berenice Abbott, Photography and Science: An Essential Unity (May 3 - December 31; Second Fridays: May 11, 5-8pm) 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA  


May 12
Joe Angelo's Cafe Brockton
City of Champions: A Portrait of Brockton, Massachusetts (September 2011 - September 2012; Walking Tour: May 12, 11am) photographs on view throughout downtown Brockton. Tour beings at Joe Angelo's Café, 11 Crescent Street, Brockton, MA. 


Peabody Essex Museum 

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


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