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October 16, 2012
Thank you to all who came or supported the PRC 2012 Benefit Auction!


More information will be available soon. After we finish compiling the auction results, we will inform our readers of the final numbers. Also, we will have information about purchasing items that did not sell at the auction. If you are an exhibiting artist, we will contact you shortly with information about your work. Check back for Flickr photos soon!
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.
Books will be available for purchase at the lecture.
Sam Watters: 
Gardens for a Beautiful America
Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston
Monday, October 29, 2012
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
10:00 - 11:30 am, Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre Street, Roslindale.
Note: Optional tours of the Weld Hill Research Building will be available at 9:30 am for those registered for the morning lecture.
7:00 - 8:30 pm, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain
Tickets: $25 
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Co-sponsors: Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, Garden Club of the Back Bay, The Garden Conservancy
At the opening of the 20th century, photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) was front and center in the national movement to beautify America. Gilded Age industrialism had brought a new prosperity to life in the 48 states, but at the price of once-green city streets and country back yards. In response, civic organizations and women's clubs initiated the Garden Beautiful movement. To promote professional landscape design and horticultural diversity, they turned to Johnston, a pioneering "house and garden" photojournalist and lecturer who travelled coast to coast photographing estate parterres and row house lots as models of new design. With colored slides from Johnston's own collection, preserved at the Library of Congress since the 1940s, historian Sam Watters will speak about the photographer's role as documentarian, fine artist and garden club prophet of beauty.
Image: Frances Benjamin Johnston, Weld, Larz Anderson House, 151 Newton Street, Brookline, Massachusetts.  

workshops Registration Open for Fall Workshops



Photoshop Editing with Experts

     November 6

New Media Seminar

     November 7

Location Lighting with Rick Friedman

     December 1 & 2


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Portfolio Reviews with Glenn Ruga, PRC Executive Director
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Registration: Wednesday, October 17 at 10am
Monthly portfolio reviews at the PRC are one way that we find new talented photographers 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 artist 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, October 17. This opportunity is for PRC Members only and is offered on a first come, first serve basis.
Portrait Night at the PRC with Lydia Panas
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 6 - 8 pm
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Guest Host & Lead Presenter: Lydia Panas
Open to all photographers and photo enthusiasts interested in portrait photography. The night will feature a short presentation, discussion, and book signing with Lydia Panas. Her new book, The Mark of Abel, will be available for purchase.
Presenter slots are full. 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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New Photos on Flickr
ferguson_horensteinLeft: Zoe Perry-Wood and Jessica Ferguson. Right: Henry Horenstein.
The beginning of fall has been busy with lectures, workshops, and nights the PRC. More to come, too!
View Flickr photos from the following events:
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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