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August 7, 2012
Keiko Hiromi: Welcome to Jacques Cabaret!

Destiny, backstage of Jacques Cabaret in Boston, MA on October 8, 2011. 


Keiko Hirmoi is ready backstage with her camera and finely developed visual skills to bring us these colorful, exciting, and charming photos of drag queens as they prepare to perform at Jacques Caberet.

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

Phillip Jones, Tobin Bridge, 4 am. 
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. 
Save the Date & Tickets Available Online!
October 13, 2012  
808 Gallery at Boston University 
Mark Riboud, Steel Mill Anshan China, 1957, Gelatin Silver Print, Signed Recto.
Live Auction
Doors open at 5:00 pm
Live auction begins at 6:45 pm
Includes an elegant reception with gourmet hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, and a curator led tour of the live auction photographs by Francine Weiss, PRC Curator.
Tickets: $100

Silent Auction
Doors open at 8:15 pm
Includes appetizers, desserts, wine, and beer as well as one hell of a party!
Advance Tickets: $35 general public | $25 PRC members
At Door Tickets: $35
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First Annual Members' Celebration!
Tuesday, August 21, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

This event is for PRC Members only.

Join us to celebrate you--our members--and the PRC! Meet fellow PRC members, staff, board, and the new PRC curator, Francine Weiss.

Refreshments, door prizes, music, and fun!

Renew your membership at the event and get ONE free individual membership for a friend! (this offer is only valid at the event and will extend your membership for 1 year from expiration)

Please RSVP to [email protected] or 617-975-0600

Don't forget your membership card!
Receiving the PRC e-newsletter is not limited to PRC Members. Please refer to your membership card for your expiration. Not sure if you are a current member? Give us a call! 

Attend to win the following Door Prizes!
*  Frame Gallery gift certificates
*  Free membership for you or a friend
*  Book from PRC bookshop: Coney Island: 40 Years by Harvey Stein
*  Packet of five PRC lecture tickets
*  $50 off any PRC workshop (valid through December 2012)
*  Print from PRC Print Collection
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.

Glenn Ruga is the Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center as well as the founder and director of

more info >>

Pinhole Madness with Jesseca Ferguson

Preliminary Presentation: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 6:30 pm / PRC Gallery

Workshop: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10:00 - 4:00 pm / Classroom location TBD

$150 General Public / $125 Members

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Limited to 12 students
Click here to register >>



As photography becomes increasingly digital, many photographers are turning to techniques and processes from the dawn of photography to re-invent their image-making.  Join us for a two-part workshop that will introduce you to the world of pinhole photography. 


An evening PowerPoint talk (supplemented by books, catalogues, and further resources) with Ferguson will expand your awareness of the world of contemporary pinhole photography.  This presentation will also prepare you for an all-day, hands-on workshop, in which we will make lensless pinhole cameras from ordinary, everyday materials.  Using our hand-made pinhole cameras, we will expose black and white photographic paper or large format ortho film to make pinhole negatives, which we will hand develop in a traditional black and white darkroom.  The resultant negatives can then be used to print positives in the darkroom or by computer.  These pinhole images (both positive and negative) may be embellished with sewing, collage, hand-coloring, etc. 


Previous darkroom experience is helpful but not necessary.  


more info and about Jessica Ferguson >>


Support the PRC Summer Appeal!

Through the generous support of donors, we have raised 55% toward our goal of $20,000 for the Summer Appeal. The challenge is that we still need to raise $8,900 by the end of August to complete our goal.
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!
Chris Enos: The Remaking of Boston
June 12 - August 31, 2012
Boston Society of Architects, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA

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. 


Chris Enos, Untitled, 1976, Silver Gelatin Print, 16 x 20 inches.


more info >> 

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