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July 11, 2012
Open Call for Submissions to
PRC 2012 Benefit Auction 
Submission Form Deadline: Extended to July 20 
Artwork Dropoff Dates: September 10-21

Gary Duehr, No Man's Land #3, 2011, Dye on Aluminum, Edition 1/10, 
20 x 24 inches.  

We realize that the summer is busy time for everyone. If you would like to participate in this year's auction, please keep in mind that you are only required to send in a submission form and jpg by July 20. Final prints are not due until early September.  
With your donations of prints, New England's community of photographers, collectors, and galleries has made exhibitions, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews, Loupe, and other strong programming possible. We embrace this important partnership with our members and the public.  
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 the link below for online submission forms. You only need to submit one image, but if you prefer the Auction Committee to select your image, you may send up to three jpegs.* We will contact you in early August with the selection. 
Thank you for supporting the PRC! 

*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.

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. 
Documentary Photography Master Class with Glenn Ruga
Mondays, September 10 through November 12, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (no classes Sept. 17 & Oct. 8)
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue 
$490 General Public / $450 Members
Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Limited to ten students
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Glenn Ruga, Sabaheta, a widow from Srebrenica, living in Ilijas, 2007.  

This exciting studio class is designed for photographers who are either working on, or are interested in working on, a serious documentary project and want to engage in a learning environment that will provide consistent feedback and discussion with an instructor and other class members. The weekly class will involve analyzing work by accomplished documentary photographers, developing concepts for documentary projects, and regularly reviewing work from an ongoing project. In addition to the photography, the class will also focus on the writing to accompany a documentary project - an incredibly important aspect - and how best to integrate the images with the text. Guest lecturers will also be part of the class.

Students may present their work during class as prints, projected digital images, or multi-media. While the core of the class is based on still photography, video or motion may be used as part of the project. Students will be expected to present a final project at the end of the class to the instructor and fellow classmates.

Glenn Ruga is the Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center as well as the founder and director of He has produced three major documentary projects that each traveled to numerous locations across the United States. Most recently, he served as a curator of the 2012 New York Photo Festival and was the producer and moderator of a panel at 2012 Photoville on the "New Documentary." Ruga has served as a guest reviewer at Review Santa Fe, Palm Springs Photo Festival, and New England Portfolio Reviews, and he will also give reviews at the 2012 PDN Conference in New York in October.

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NEPR Showcase 
August 7 - 25, 2012
Reception: Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6 - 8 pm 

Phillip Jones, Tobin Bridge, 4am. 
The PRC staff selected six photographers from the pool of artists showing work at the NEPR Portfolio Walk. This exhibition, team curated by the PRC Staff, is just another way that we continue promote the talented photographers of New England!
The PRC is pleased to announce the photographers who will be featured in the New England Portfolio Reviews (NEPR) Showcase in August. 
Beth Hankes
Phillip Jones
Anita Licis-Ribak
Shaun O'Boyle
David Ricci
David Torcoletti 
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!

Portfolio Reviews with Glenn Ruga, PRC Executive Director  
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston  
Registration: Wednesday, July 18 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, July 18. This opportunity is for PRC Members only and is offered on a first come, first serve basis. We will not be offering portfolio reviews in August, but the normal schedule with resume in September. 
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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