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June 26, 2012
curator PRC Hires Francine Weiss as New Curator and Loupe Editor

The PRC is thrilled to announce that we have hired a new Curator and Loupe Editor to begin August 1. Please join us in welcoming Francine Weiss to the PRC staff! Francine received her PhD in American Studies from Boston University in May, specializing in the history of photography and American art. Her dissertation focused on the analysis of Edward Weston's photographs for Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. She received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College in English.
Francine brings many years of experience curating exhibitions and writing about contemporary art and photography to her position at the PRC. Since August of last year Weiss has worked at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC in the Department of Photographs as an Acting Assistant Curator. She has also held positions at the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University as a Graduate Research Assistant, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA as a Curatorial Fellow, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as a Graduate Intern in the Art of the Americas Department. The PRC is planning a reception in August to introduce Francine to the art and photography community.
Open Call for Submissions to
PRC 2012 Benefit Auction 
Saturday, October 13, 2012
808 Gallery, Boston University  

Thanks to the generous donations of artwork to previous auctions, the PRC has been able to sustain its position in the New England photo community. By participating, photographers like you have made exhibitions, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews, Loupe, and other strong programming possible. We embrace this important partnership with our members.

With terms that encourage photographers to donate their strongest work, the PRC has established a viable model for future auctions as established last year. Photographers may keep up to 50% of the sale price and set their own reserve price up to 75%. Collectors and galleries also have an amazing opportunity to participate and help the PRC.  

The venue is exciting; where else in New England do 300 people come to look at, bid on, and purchase photographs--your photographs? For more than 25 years, the PRC Benefit Auction has been a showcase of the finest photography from New England and vintage prints donated by photographers, collectors, and galleries. We expect your submissions to this year's auction to continue that tradition of excellence.

To donate a photograph, please see link below to online submission forms. You only need to submit one image, but if you prefer the Auction Committee to select your image, you can choose to send up to three jpegs.*

Visit our website for submission forms and more information on donating photographs to the auction >>

*In the interest of creating the strongest auction possible, the Auction Committee reserves the right to limit the number of pieces that are selected. In most cases, work submitted will be graciously accepted.
Support the PRC Summer Appeal!

With the summer now upon us, the PRC needs your support more than ever so that we can continue to plan and present the programs that have come to define the PRC. It is only through the generosity of individual supporters who believe in our work that the PRC can continue to be the leading center for creative photography in New England. 

Our goal, starting June 1, is to raise $20,000 in donations by August 31. Every contribution helps and every contribution is important. The PRC has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of this region for more than 35 years. Your support now will allow us to continue this important work of exploring, interpreting, and celebrating photography in New England.

Click here to make a donation to the PRC Summer Appeal now!

The 17th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition 
June 5 - July 18, 2012 

Robert Moran, Free at Last, 2011, Archival Pigment Print.


From a submission pool of 270 photographers, Juror Alison Nordström selected ten artists for inclusion in EXPOSURE 2012.

The PRC's esteemed annual juried exhibition, EXPOSURE, honors emerging photographers from across North America by providing a venue to celebrate their work in a group show. Since its inception in 1996, over 300 photographers have displayed their images on the PRC's gallery walls. Each year, a respected member of the New England art
community--from curators to gallerists to photo editors--is asked to select ten to fifteen standout artists from a pool of several hundred. Each artist then shows five to ten photographs, adding up to a truly interesting exhibit each year. 
Chris Enos: The Remaking of Boston
June 12 - August 31, 2012
Boston Society of Architects 
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA
Chris Enos, Untitled, 1976, Silver Gelatin Print, 16 x 20 inches.

The PRC presents Chris Enos: The Remaking of Boston, a series of 19 photographs by the artist and PRC founder Chris Enos. From 1975 to 1980, Enos documented her neighborhood, the Leather District and Fort Point Channel, at a time of tremendous urban revitalization in Boston. During this time, the historically industrial neighborhood transformed from gritty artist studios to the polished financial and cultural centers they are today. Chris Enos: The Remaking of Boston not only captures a portrait of Boston that would soon disappear, but also the process of urban revival. As such, this series is an important document of the architectural history of Boston at the moment of its remaking. 

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June 29 & 30
The Art Institute of Boston
Main Gallery: MFA in Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition (June 25 - 30; Reception: June 30, 8-10pm) 700 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
University Hall Gallery: MFA in Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition (June 25 - 30; Reception: June 29, 8-9:30pm) 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

June 26
Griffin Museum of Photography
Cambridge Homes: The Farm: Photographs by Rich Perry (May 21 - August 5; Reception: June 26, 6:30-7:30pm) 360 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA.

June 28
Digital Silver Imaging
Visitation: Photographs by Corey Hendrickson (May 15 - June 30; Reception: June 28, 6-8pm) 4 Claredon Street, Boston, MA. 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
From Daguerreotype to Digital: Anthropology and Photography (Opening & Reception: June 28, 4:30-6:30pm) 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

June 29
The Accidental Gallery 
High and Low: A Solo Exhibition by Canbra Hodsdon (June 25 - August 4; Reception: June 29, 5-7:30pm) 300 Summer Street, Boston, MA.

June 30
Digital Silver Imaging
BLINK: A One Day Photo Pop-Up Exhibition (June 30, 6-10pm) 

9 Brighton Street, Belmont, MA.

July 6
Addison Woolley Gallery
City Limit (July 6 - 28; Reception: July 6, 5-8pm) 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME. 

Greater Fall River Art Association 
Anonymous Among Us (Reception: July 6, 4-7pm) 80 Belmont Street, Fall River, MA. 
July 7
StoneCrop Gallery
Photographic Works by Lindsey Beal, Rachel Phillips, and Heidi Kirkpatrick (June 29 - July 27; Reception: July 7, 4-6pm) 805 Shore Road, York, ME.   


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