Tag: Massachusetts

October 6th, Boston: Opening Reception “Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens”

Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University | Photographic Resource Center
Opening Reception: Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 4:00-7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.


© Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection.

“Since the discovery of her negatives in a Chicago storage locker in 2007, Vivian Maier (1926-2009) has garnered international attention for her poignant street photography, almost none of which she printed during her lifetime. Including street scenes from Chicago and New York in the 50s and 60s, as well as striking self-portraits, Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens will be the first showing of the mysterious photographer’s work in the Greater Boston area. Don’t miss this opportunity to view a rare talent whose rich, and little-known, life story is still unfolding.”

Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
Kniznick Gallery
515 South Street
Waltham, Massachusetts  [map]

In conjunction with the exhibition:

Unearthed Treasures: The Street Photography of Vivian Maier
A slide lecture by WSRC Scholar Karin Rosenthal
Tuesday, October 15 from 12:30 – 2 pm

Photographer and exhibition co-curator Karin Rosenthal will discuss Maier’s style and vision, placing her in the context of other photographers of her era, and will examine some of the complex issues surrounding Maier’s life and work.

Vivian Maier’s Fractured Archive: A Woman’s Story
A slide presentation by Pamela Bannos
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm

After receiving privileged access to 20,000 Vivian Maier images, including her earliest known work, Paul Bannos–Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University–elucidates how Maier’s disjointed archive complicates our reading of her life and motivations. This presentation will explore a paradoxical life and its messy aftermath, and examine the emergence of Maeier’s lifelong passion through eyes other than her own.”

September 26th, Boston: Artist Talk by Mary Ellen Mark

Photographic Resource Center
Artist Talk by Mary Ellen Mark
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Tickets: Free for students of member schools | $5 for members & students | $10 for non-members

“Mary Ellen Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions, and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, andVanity Fair. For over four decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers.”

BU College of General Studies, Room 129
871 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts  [map]

May 16th-19th, Boston: Flash Forward Festival

Magenta Foundation
Flash Forward Festival Boston
May 16-19, 2013
Free and open to the public.

“Flash Forward Festival Boston programming provides opportunities for all photography enthusiasts, offering insight into an evolving image industry while promoting the self-sufficiency of artists.
Set within the Boston cityscape, the four-day festival is based out of the Fairmont Battery Wharf, offering an in-depth experience through organized networking events and educational programming that brings internationally respected industry professionals together to share their knowledge. Programming includes curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, galleries throughout Boston, a Harborwalk exhibition series featuring work from local galleries, along with lectures, panel discussions, and nightly events. This official program guide contains all the information that you will need to plan your itinerary.”

Click here to view a PDF of the festival catalog to see the great line up of lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and more.

Visit the Festival’s website to see specific Education, Exhibition and other Events.

May 13-22: Registration Open for New England Portfolio Reviews

New England Portfolio Reviews
Registration: May 13, 22, 2013

Reviews will be held June 7-8, 2013 at the Boston University Photonics Center

“The New England Portfolio Reviews is an opportunity for emerging and established photographers to meet with curators, teachers, gallerists, and other image professionals. The Reviews will serve individuals who are just embarking on their careers and those who have several years of experience and are hoping to reach new audiences by initiating connections with leading figures in the busy New England photography world.

Click here to see this year’s list of reviewers.

Registration and Rates

  • New this year: All participants who register by the May 22 deadline will have the same chance at their first choices of reviewers!
  • While registering you will be able to sign up for the Portfolio Walk. You must register for at least one review in order to participate in the Portfolio Walk on Saturday afternoon. There is a $20 fee to register for the Portfolio Walk.
  • After you complete your registration and payment, you will receive an email from Click & Pledge acknowledging your payment. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact the PRC.
  • We will send out schedules on May 31. Due to the nature of portfolio reviews, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the reviewers that you requested.
  • Refunds are allowed up until May 28, with a 15% administrative fee deducted from your refund. To request a refund, please contact the PRC.

1-3 review: $50 member / $65 general per review
4-6 reviews: $45 member / $60 general per review
7+ reviews: $40 member / $55 general per review

Attendees who are members of either the Griffin Museum of Photography or the Photographic Resource Center at the time of registration qualify for member rates.”

For further information visit newenglandportfolioreviews.com.

August 7th-25th, Boston: “NEPR Showcase: Featuring 6 Photographers Selected From the New England Portfolio Reviews”

Photographic Resource Center | New England Portfolio Reviews
NEPR Showcase

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm

© Phillip Jones, "Tobin Bridge, 4am"

“The PRC is pleased to present its first NEPR Showcase, which opens on Tuesday, August 7. The PRC staff selected six photographers from the pool of artists who showed work at the New England Portfolio Reviews Portfolio Walk on Saturday, May 12. This exhibition, team curated by the PRC staff, is just another way that the organization continues to promote the talented photographers of New England! The featured photographers, their project titles, and their cities of residence are listed below:

  • Beth Hankes, Unrelenting Silence (Cambridge, MA)
  • Phillip Jones, Shooting in the Dark (Boston, MA)
  • Anita Līcis-Ribak, Time Still and Letters Between the (Coast) Lines (Amherst, MA)
  • Shaun O’Boyle, Rail Lines (Dalton, MA)
  • David Ricci, Edge of Chaos (Lee, MA)
  • David Torcoletti, Soldiers (Norwell, MA)

NEPR Showcase includes an interesting variety of work, ranging from a site-specific photo installation dealing with the arc of passionate experience to investigations of changing industrial landscapes to fragmented prints on airmail paper assembled into collages.  The artists – emerging and established – clearly demonstrate the vast diversity in today’s photographic practice in Massachusetts.  The PRC staff was particularly drawn to these unique projects due to their excellent craftsmanship and artistic voice.”

The exhibition will be on view August 7 – 25, 2012.

832 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts  [map]

June 7th, Boston: Creative & Professional Development for Artists w/ Alison Nordström and Rania Matar

Photographic Resource Center
Creative and Professional Development for Artists
Presented by Alison Nordström and Rania Matar
Moderated by Glenn Ruga, PRC Executive Director
Thursday, June 7, 2012, 3:00-5:00 pm
Registration: Online $20 / $15 members | At door $25 / $20 members

Join Alison Nordström and Rania Matar for a two hour interactive seminar on strategies and techniques to advance your development as an artist and your career as a creative professional. Topics to be discussed include maturing your artist vision, critique and portfolio reviews, juried competitions, exhibitions, galleries, portfolio preparation, artist statement, resume, publishing, and choice of subject matter and technique. All will be looked at in light of how to use these various forums to advance your artistic development and professional career. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in discussion and ask real-world questions, although presenters will not comment on photographic work of individual attendees.”

Boston University
College of General Studies, Room 527
871 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts  [map]

June 6th, Boston: 7th Annual Focus Awards

The Griffin Museum of Photography
7th Annual Focus Awards
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $95

“The Focus Awards recognize individuals making critical contributions to the promotion, curation and presentation of photography.

The awards this year celebrate five people and organizations instrumental in building greater awareness of the photographic arts in the general public.

The Focus Awards have been presented in the following categories:

  •  The Lifetime Achievement Award – Eelco Wolf
    Given to an individual whose ongoing commitment to photography has created far reaching impact.
  • The Rising Star Award – Aline Smithson
    Given to an emerging force that the photographic community is watching with great enthusiasm.
  • The New England Beacon Award – Stephen Jareckie
    Given to a local individual whose work brings prominence to the local photographic scene.
  • The Spotlight Award – Rixon Reed
    Given to an entity that consistently shines a light on photography and has created a far reaching impact in the field.
  • The Quicksilver Award – Keith Jenkins
    Given to an individual who has made significant advances in using and exploring new technologies, as well as innovative approaches to photography utilizing nontraditional ways to showcase photography as an ever changing media.

The Focus Awards kicks off the Flash Forward Festival.”

Fairmont Battery Wharf
377 Commercial Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02109

May 2nd, Boston: Artist Talk by Shelby Lee Adams

Photographic Resource Center
Artist Talk by Shelby Lee Adams: Salt & Truth
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Registration: $10 general | $5 members | free for BU community & PRC member institutions

Shelby Lee Adams will discuss his new book, Salt & Truth, published by Candela Books in October and featured in The New York Times Sunday Review in November 2011. The book is a compilation of black and white photographs predominately made over the last eight years, including ten previously unpublished images that represent an overview of the entire 36 years Adams has continued working within his native community in Eastern Kentucky. His slide presentation will include informal photos made with his friends and subjects as well as quotes and observations made by his people to share with and inform the viewer of his process and the collaborative nature of his work.”

BU College of General Studies, Room 511
871 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts  [map]

“The Red Sox will be in town that evening. Plan accordingly. The lot adjacent to the PRC, and one block from the auditorium, is open to the public for $10. Nearby on-street parking in Brookline may be available.”

April 29th: Registration Closes for the New England Portfolio Reviews – Spaces Are Still Available!

New England Portfolio Reviews
Hosted by: Griffin Museum of Photography | Photographic Resource Center
Registration closes Sunday, April 29, 2012

“The New England Portfolio Reviews will be held at Boston University this year and will take place on Friday morning, May 11, and all day Saturday, May 12.

This year we will offer a portfolio walk. All photographers will have the opportunity to share their work to all the reviewers, other attendees, and special guests invited by the Photographic Resource Center and the Griffin Museum of Photography on Saturday following the afternoon review session.

The New England Portfolio Reviews is an opportunity for emerging and established photographers to meet with curators, teachers, gallerists, and other image professionals. The Reviews will serve individuals who are just embarking on their careers and those who have several years of experience and are hoping to reach new audiences by initiating connections with leading figures in the busy New England photography world.”

To get information about registration, reviewer schedule, rate, and more, visit newenglandportfolioreviews.com.”

April 10th, Cambridge: Artist Talk by Todd Hido

Harvard Art Museums
Artist Talk by Todd Hido
Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

Todd Hido, in conversation with Sharon Harper, Associate Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University

Todd Hido makes night photographs of suburban neighborhoods, using long exposures to capture the effects of fog, and light from streetlamps and windows. Hido’s project relates closely to Feininger’s atmospheric night photographs of the Bauhaus building and the surrounding neighborhood.”

Harvard Art Museums
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
485 Broadway
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138


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