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March 5, 2013
Bob Avakian
A Moment Between Day and Night

White Pastures, 2012.


NEO is the PRC's monthly online showcase of members' work. 
If photography was ever a mixture of magic and science, Bob Avakian's images exemplify this well. 

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 Street, Boston 
Reception precedes the program

RSVP by emailing 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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In the event of a storm, please check the PRC website prior to the lecture for updated information or cancellations.


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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Unconventional Inventions:
Innovative, Unusual, and Alternative Approaches to Photography
March 11 - April 26, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Satellite Exhibition at Endicott College's Carol Grillo Gallery
Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA
David Emitt Adams, Smelter, Tintype on found object from the Sonoran Desert, 2012.

From a submission pool of 115 photographers, Jurors Christopher James, Francine Weiss, and Howard Yezerski selected the following seven artists for inclusion in Unconventional Inventions at Endicott College:

David Emitt Adams (Tempe, AZ)
Jessica Burko (Jamaica Plain, MA)
Christoph Engel (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Donna Hamil Talman (Worcester, MA)
Angelina Kidd (Redmond, WA)
Liz Lee (Lakeview, NY)
Andrew Neumann (Boston, MA)

This riveting show features artists who take unconventional and innovative approaches to photography by pushing the boundaries of the medium, using alternative or new processes and techniques, integrating photography with other arts or new technologies, or experimenting with scale or frame.

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Unconventional Night
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Guest Host: Francine Weiss
Six presenters - Sign up today!
Come celebrate the Vernal Equinox with us! This Night is open to photographers who push the boundaries of the medium, using alternative or new processes and techniques, integrating photography with other arts or new technologies, in celebration of Unconventional Inventions, PRC's satellite exhibit at Endicott College. All artists and photo enthusiasts interested in unusual work are welcome to attend. Six presenter slots available.


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. 


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 
Registration: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10am
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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. 
To reserve your slot, please call the PRC at 617-975-0600 on March 20 beginning at 10am. This opportunity is for PRC Members only and is offered on a first come, first serve basis.

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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* March NEO
* Cityscape Panel  Discussion
* Osterman Lecture
* Unconventional Inventions
* Unconventional Night
* Portfolio Reviews
* The Doors of Perception
* The Space in Between

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