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February 19, 2013
An Evening at the PRC with Francine Weiss and Ron Cowie
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
$35 General Public | $25 PRC Members
Ron Cowie, Where There Is No Boat, I Will Put a Boat, from the series Leaving Babylon, Platinum print, 2008.

Join us in the PRC Gallery for an exclusive discussion of The Doors of Perception: Vision and Innovation in Alternative Processes, curated by Francine Weiss and featuring work by Ron Cowie. Weiss will explore the show's themes and address the special concerns of collecting alternative process works. Cowie, a master platinum printer and instructor at the New England School of Photography, will discuss how his images celebrate the temporality of life and examine the permanence of change and his techniques for producing prints.
Wine and light refreshments will be served.




This year's juror is Karen Haas, the Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 
Submissions Deadline: March 3, 2013, 11:59 pm EST 
Submissions Open: February 11, 2013 
Exhibition: June 4 - July 27, 2013 


Exposure is the PRC's annual juried exhibition, open to emerging photographers across North America and beyond. Juror Karen Haas will select work by eight contemporary photographers to comprise the eighteenth iteration of this show.

Capturing the Changing Cityscape: Visual Expressions of the Built Environment
Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 6:00 pm  
Panelists: Daniel Feldman, featured artist; Stefanie Klavens, featured artist; and Chris Gervais, co-chair of the BSA Architectural Photography Network
Moderator: Peter Vanderwarker, architectural photographer

BSA Space and Atlantic Wharf Gallery, 290 Congress St., Boston 
Reception follows program

RSVP by emailing [email protected] with "Cityscape" in the subject.

In partnership with the Boston Society of Architects 
Co-sponsored by the Boston Preservation Alliance 

klavensAtlantic Wharf Gallery is the most recent home of The Space in Between, which focuses on built environments in urban settings. In celebration of this exhibit and its pertinence to Boston, BSA Space and the PRC invite you to a panel discussion and reception that will explore how architects and photographers capture a constantly changing cityscape, and how aesthetic and archival concerns come into play when photographing the urban environment.

Image: Stefanie Klavens, Beach Colony, 2011. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:30 pm
BU Photonics Center, Room 206, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA
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France Scully Osterman will discuss her first collaboration with her husband, Mark Osterman, The Light at Lacock: Sun Sketches at the Twilight of Photography, currently on display at the PRC in The Doors of Perception. The couple created a collection of paper negatives using William Henry Fox Talbot's original process of photogenic drawing and his earliest camera designs. They trod the same ground as the inventor in the village of Lacock, England, and revisited the miracle of the first chemical sketches made by nature alone. 
Image: Mark Osterman & France Scully Osterman, West Field Tree from the series The Light at Lacock, Sun Sketches in the Twilight of Photography, Digital pigment prints from photogenic drawing (paper) negatives, 2010.

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Experimental Observation Night
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Guest Host & Lead Presenter: Sharon Harper 
Four presenters - Sign up today!
Open to photographers and photo enthusiasts interested in or dealing with the observation of nature, change, or scientific phenomena in photographs. Featuring a short presentation, discussion, and book signing with Sharon Harper. 


Please contact the PRC at 617-975-0600 or [email protected] 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. 


Sharon Harper, From Above and Below (Radius Books 2012). 
Books will be available for purchase at the PRC.



Vision and Voice: Master Class with Lisa Kessler  

Mondays, March 4 - May 6, 2013, 6:00 - 9:00 pm 
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston  
$590 General Public | $550 Members  
Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Limited to 10 students
This eight-week class focuses on producing a project photographed in the material world. Emphasis is placed on content and the process of articulating one's own vision- whether fine art or documentary-and honing one's individual voice. Participants may work on an on-going project, or begin a new one. The class will include group and individual critiques, and culminate in a final edited sequence of photographs.
Image: Lisa Kessler, The Nutcrackers from the series Seeing Pink. 

blogPRC Introduces New Blog Series on Marketing Tips for Photographers
Marketing Conversations for Photographers, conceived and written by Cindy Stephens, is a new monthly series on the PRC blog presenting constructive concepts and tips on how to improve your success and visibility as a photographer working in the world of art, commerce, or both. The first posting, "How to Build Awareness for Your Work," includes an interview with David H. Wells, a free-lance photographer affiliated with Aurora Photos and photo educator in Providence, RI.
The Doors of Perception: Vision and Innovation in Alternative Processes
Featuring work by Ron Cowie, Jesseca Ferguson, Gretjen Helene, Scott McMahon, Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman, and Jerry Spagnoli
February 5 - March 23, 2013 
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

Scott McMahon
The Doors of Perception: Vision and Innovation in Alternative Processes showcases contemporary photographers working with a diverse range of historic, or alternative, photographic processes, such as pinhole photography, tintype, cyanotype, platinum printing, and gum bichromate, as well as liquid emulsion. Employing these photographic processes from the past to create unique handmade photographic objects, the artists in this exhibition reinvest the photograph with what critic Walter Benjamin feared would vanish in the age of reproduction: the "aura" of a work of art.
Image: Scott McMahon, Bloom, Tintype, 2003. 

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The Space in Between
January 28 - March 22, 2013
Satellite Exhibition at Boston Properties Atlantic Wharf Gallery
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA  
The Space in Between features artwork that focuses on societal built environments in urban settings. The images capture supposedly empty or vacant scenes in public spaces where humans are present without being pictured. The very absence of human subjects forces the viewer to contemplate the space in between these human-made structures. While firmly rooted in the 21st century, these photographs also portray a timeless feel, as if the artists froze the frame at the initial moment of abandonment, preserving a particular constructed expression of culture for generations to come.
Image: Lynn Saville, Pepsi Cola SIgn, 2008. Courtesy of Gallery Kayafas.  

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