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October 3, 2012
Paris Visone: Compositions 2010-2012
neo_visone Shannon, Godsmack, 2012.

Visone's work allows the viewer a front row seat to see finely crafted dynamic rock performances and candid views of the often mundane back stage lives of some of America's leading rock bands.

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Fashion Night at the PRC
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 6 - 8 pm
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Guest Host: Sybylla Smith
Open to all photographers, photo enthusiasts, and fashionistas interested in fashion photography, in celebration of Boston Fashion Week. Four presenter slots open.
Would you like to show your work to a group of passionate photographers and photo enthusiasts? Sign up to present! Up to 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. 

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Ernesto Bazan: Bazan Cuba
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 6:30 pm
BU College of Arts & Sciences, Room 522
705 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
$10 General Public | $5 PRC members
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Ernesto Bazan will discuss his award-winning Bazan Cuba, a book of black-and-white photography set in Cuba, where he lived, taught, and raised a family for more than fourteen years during the Special Period. Cuba's Special Period was marked by the withdrawal of Soviet support and its resulting severe hunger and economic deprivation. He will also discuss Al Campo, the sequel and counterpoint to Bazan Cuba, featuring searing yet intimate color photos grounded in the Cuban countryside, where he lived and shot among the farmers for five years. The resulting images resound with a singular, insider's point of view and unprecedented access for a photographer in Cuba. Bazan's work on the island has garnered him photography's highest honor, the W. Eugene Smith Award, as well as a World Press award, a Guggenheim fellowship, and a grant from Mother Jones.
After speaking, Bazan will show two multi-media presentations directed by Juan de la Cruz based on his books. Both Bazan Cuba (Spanish version) and Al Campo (English version) will be available for purchase during online registration or at the lecture. We will also have limited copies for sale of the English version of Bazan Cuba, which became a collector's item over a year ago. Very few copies remain for sale, so purchase yours today! Bazan will sign books after his talk. 
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Saturday, October 13, 2012  
808 Gallery at Boston University 
  auction2012Details by: Shelby Lee Adams, Bremner Benedict, Paul Cary Goldberg, Bradford Washburn, Meg Birnbaum, Robert Capa, Rania Matar, Henry Horenstein, Chehalis Hegner.


On Saturday, October 13, we will host the PRC 2012 Benefit Auction. This event is an exciting opportunity for the photography, art, collecting, and gallery communities to celebrate our important Boston-based cultural institution. By showing your support, the PRC can continue its compelling work of providing quality programming to support fine art and creative photography in New England. 


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: $30
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Online Bidding now available with Paddle8

paddle8 Paddle8, the premier online art marketplace and transaction platform, will host the online auction component of the PRC 2012 Benefit Auction, allowing collectors and art enthusiasts from around the world to participate in the sale. An online preview of works available in the sale launches at noon on Monday, October 1 and closes at 6:00 pm on Friday, October 12. All bids will transfer to the PRC 2012 Benefit Auction Live and Silent Auctions held on Saturday, October 13. Click here for a direct link to the PRC Auction on Paddle8.


Rania Matar
Girls in Between: Portraits of Identity
September 6 - November 3, 2012
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

matarWith her camera Rania Matar poignantly captures the elusive and mysterious moment in a female's life when she is both a child and an emerging woman. The girls in Matar's photographs, from both the United States and Lebanon, simultaneously hide and expose themselves, exhibiting a dual vulnerability and ferocity completely unique to the female transition from girl to woman. This show features work from Matar's highly acclaimed project A Girl and Her Room as well as never-before-seen work from Matar's new project L'Enfant-Femme.

Rania Matar, Izzy, Brookline, from A Girl and Her Room, 2011. 

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Nancy Grace Horton: Being 13
September 6 - November 3, 2012
PRC Members' Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

In this exhibition, Nancy Grace Horton explores her stepdaughter's navigation through the often monumental year of being 13. With Zoe as her muse, Horton captures priceless moments in the world of a girl who is leaving a part of herself behind while learning to embrace who she is becoming--Zoe expresses a variety of states peculiar to girls in their early teens: defiance, playfulness, embarrassment, youthfulness, boredom, and independence. Horton's enchanting photographs clearly depict her subject's blossoming sense of selfhood while also revealing the artist's deep affection for and fascination with her subject. 
Nancy Grace Horton, UNH Hotel, from Being 13, 2009.  
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Upcoming Fall Programs



Lecture by Sam Waters, October 29

Portrait Night, October 31

Photoshop Editing with Experts, Nov. 6

New Media Seminar, November 7


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* Nancy Grace Horton
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