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October 9, 2013

LECTURE - THIS THURSDAY

Lou Jones: Designing Your Life

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:30 pm
BU College of General Studies, Room 511
871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 
 
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Lou Jones, Saint Petersburg Russia. Copyright Lou Jones - FolioLink Website 2013 ISProductions. 
 
The profession of photography can be embraced for commercial or aesthetic reasons. A person can take pictures for art or money. But what if you could use photography as a vehicle on which to build your life? We as photographers are often "hired guns," putting the finishing touches on other creative peoples' fantasies - but many of us desire to be proactive and initiate our own projects. We have ideas to produce books, exhibit our work, publish magazine articles, or travel to exotic places. The "real" world strives to squelch creative thought and independent adventures and puts pressure on artists/photographers to conform. Lou Jones will draw upon his extensive work experience to show you how to enlist the element of time as an asset to your creativity, craft, and pocketbook. Your photography can initiate a lifestyle as well as be a source of revenue. This lecture will demonstrate how Jones integrates and aligns his interests and resources to design his life.
 

NIGHTS AT THE PRC

Surreal Night at the PRC 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00pm 
Guest Host & Lead Presenter: Stephen Sheffield
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
 
Only 2 presenters slots still available!
 
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Stephen Sheffield, Hand Screen (self portrait), 2009.
 
Nights at the PRC are free, informally structured programs foster a sense of community with photographers, PRC members, and students by offering an opportunity to share images and insights about particular topics in contemporary photographic practice.  
  
Open to all photographers producing work with a disorienting, hallucinatory, or dream-like qualities, unreal imagery, or inspired by Jerry Uelsmann and/or Man Ray. Come join us for a truly mind-bending Night! Five presenter slots available.  
 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
PRC 2013 Gala Preview Exhibition 
Marie Cosindas: A Life of Color
October 22 - November 1, 2013
Reception: Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Two current exhibitions at the PRC Gallery
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
 
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Marie Cosindas, Tom Wolfe, New York, 1967/2013, Archival Inkjet Print, 11 x 14 inches, Signed Recto & Verso.
 
Come preview the photographs that will be in the live auction at the PRC 2013 Gala on Saturday, November 2. The Preview Exhibition includes photographs by Nick Nixon, Larry Fink, Richard Misrach, Rod Dresser, Elliott Erwitt, Bruce Davidson, Kenro Izu, Marie Cosindas, Chris Enos, Gunnar Plake, and more!

Also on display will be a small sampling of a life time of groundbreaking photographic work by Boston-native Marie Cosindas. Marie will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the PRC at the Gala on November 2 and will be at the opening reception on October 23.
 

 
The PRC 2013 Gala is coming up!
 
Join us as the photography community comes together to celebrate our beloved medium and the Photographic Resource Center. We want you to be there with us as we hear keynote speaker
Peter Galassi, former Chief Curator of Photography of the Museum of Modern Art, speak on "Robert Frank in America" and witness author and critic Tom Wolfe present Marie Cosindas with the Lifetime Achievement Award! An exclusive live auction will cap off the evening featuring work by leading figures in contemporary American photography. 
 
      


You don't want to miss this evening! Learn more >>

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ON THE BLOG

Tips for How to Price Fine Art Photography 

 
This month Cindy Stephens turned to D'lynne Plummer, from the Arts & Business Council, on how to set a price for fine art work. In a time when many artists sell work in multiple channels, D'lynne advises them to "have different product lines."
 

CLOSING SATURDAY

Framed: 

Identity and the Photographic Portrait  

Caleb Cole, Myra Greene, Lorenzo Triburgo 
September 3 - October 12, 2013 
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 
 
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Lorenzo Triburgo, Ocean Breeze (Seven), from the series Transportraits, 2009/2013. Lorenzo Triburgo, 2009.. 
 
As a means of exploring issues of identity, contemporary artists have been using photography to examine aspects of themselves and others. In the age of the Internet, avatars, online personalities and profiles, as well as obsessive online documentation of one's activities and characteristics, identity has become more fluid, pluralistic, multifaceted, detailed and yet, at times, illusive and elusive. The artists featured in Framed rely on photography's promise to present "truth" or "reality" to explore, reveal, and conceal aspects of the complex subject of identity. In some cases, the artists rely on photography's promise to present "reality" to create and authenticate fictitious identities or role-playing. Overall, the artists in this exhibition challenge our beliefs and assumptions about identity and the photographic portrait.

  


CLOSING SATURDAY

Collier Heights: Lydia A. Harris

September 3 - October 12, 2013 
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 
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Collier Heights is a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia that was developed, financed, designed, and constructed in the 1950s and 1960s predominantly by and for African Americans. In addition to portraits of homeowners, Lydia Harris' photographs of rooms reflect the social, historical, and cultural uses of space. Her poignant documentary photographs, in the words of the artist, "tell a story of the Collier Heights community-the interconnected lives, from the beginning when the residents had few other choices of where to live to the present when their neighborhood has been recognized for its architecture and the tight knit bonds among its residents."
 
Image: Lydia A. Harris, Philpot, from the series Collier Heights, 2013.

 


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