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.
“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
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.”
“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]
Photographic Resource Center
France Scully Osterman: The Light at Lacock
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Admission: $10 General | $5 members & students | Free for BU community & PRC member institutions
“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. Along the way the couple made some discoveries of their own. Limitations of the early process and an inclement climate eventually guided the Ostermans to concentrate on photographing the effect of light that surrounds a subject rather than that which illuminates it. The results are painterly but also fugitive. As in Talbot’s time, the same light that created these images also destroys them. And so, it is only by the ironic marriage with the digital pigment print that now displaces photography that these colorful sun sketches can be exhibited for the first time.”
BU Photonics Center, Room 206
8 St. Mary’s Street,
Boston, Massachusetts [map]
Photographic Resource Center
Artist Talk by Platon, Facing Power
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Admission: $10 General | $5 PRC members | Free for BU community & students of PRC affiliated institutions
“In this lecture, photographer Platon will share his experience photographing an eclectic mix of subjects from cultural icons to politicians, world leaders, change makers, and human rights activists, as well as his award winning portfolios for The New Yorker. He will focus on his recent collaborations with the Human Rights Watch and will discuss highlights from his ‘Burmese Defenders’ project, his portfolio on the Egyptian Revolution, and the lasting impact of his trip to Russia to photograph civil society in the wake of the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union.”
Deadline December 3rd: Unconventional Inventions: Innovative, Unusual & Alternative Approaches to Photography
Photographic Resource Center | Endicott College School of Visual and Performing Arts
Call for Entries: Unconventional Inventions: Innovative, Unusual and Alternative Approaches to Photography
Deadline: Monday, December 3, 2012
“The Photographic Resource Center at Boston University (PRC) is partnering with Endicott College School of Visual and Performing Arts in this exciting call for entries and exhibition. We seek submissions from photographers and other artists who are working in or with photography while also expanding upon the expressive abilities of the medium. The seven-week exhibition will be held at Endicott College’s Carol Grillo Gallery in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts March 11 – April 26, 2013. The opening reception will be Thursday, March 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Six to eight photographers will be selected from the entries by esteemed jurors from the Boston photography community.
This riveting show will feature 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. We are open to all work considered “outside the box” as Unconventional Inventions will celebrate photography’s wonderful eccentricities.
Francine Weiss, PRC Curator & Loupe Editor
Howard Yezerski, Director, Howard Yezerski Gallery (Boston, MA)
Christopher James, Director of MFA Program in Photography and Photography Department Chair at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University
$25 for PRC Members. If you are not currently a PRC member, you may join the PRC while paying the entry fee online.
- To submit work for this call for entries, you must be a member of the PRC through June 2013. At payment, you can either join the PRC or extend your current membership.
- Send up to ten JEPGs (under 1mb each) to firstname.lastname@example.org with an artist statement and resume. After sending work, please visit here to make your entry fee payment online.
- You must submit your JEPGs, artist statement, resume, and complete payment by 11:59pm on Monday, December 3, 2012 in order to be considered.
- Selected artists are required to ship or drop off work to Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts by Friday, March 1, 2013. If work is shipped, the artist must provide suitable packing materials. Neither the PRC nor Endicott College will be responsible for damaged work that is not accompanied by suitable packing material.
- Work MUST be ready to hang or install. If special installation is required, detailed instructions must be provided with the work and, if at all possible, the artist is requested to be present to supervise installation.
- Selected artists are required to pick up their work from Endicott after the exhibition OR provide a prepaid bill of lading with Fedex, UPS, or similar shipping service. Artwork pick up dates are listed below.”
“The Print Center’s Annual International Competitionis one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in intriguing ways, both in content and process. Artists who use printmaking and/or photography as critical components of their work, or whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices, are encouraged to enter.
If you are not already a member, your entry fee to the competition entitles you to a one-year membership to The Print Center.
Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director & Chief Curator, SITE Santa Fe
Awards + Prizes
Three solo exhibitions at The Print Center to be held June-July 2013, Online exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award, Two-year contract from The Print Center Gallery Store, and up to $3,000 in purchase, cash and material prizes.
Non-Members: $45 ($60 outside US)
Current Members: $5 processing fee
The competition is open to all artists. All forms of art with photography and/or printmaking as critical components of the work may be submitted. Work submitted must have been completed in the last three years. Submitted works cannot have been exhibited within 50 miles of Philadelphia or in any prior exhibition at The Print Center. Up to five images may be submitted. Only one entry per person.
Images: Up to 5 MB/each: jpg, png, gif
Videos: Up to 60 MB/each: mov, wmv, flv, mp4
You will be asked to label each uploaded file with Title, Date, Medium (e.g. etching, inkjet, gelatin silver, lithograph) and Size.
An online exhibition on The Print Center’s website will include the semi-finalists and all the images submitted by those artists, as well as biographical information and links to the artists’ own websites. Ten finalists will have more extensive information on the site, including additional images. Artists will be contacted by The Print Center for additional information and images.
Three artists will be selected from the ten finalists to receive solo exhibitions at The Print Center. Those artists will receive a $200 honorarium. Pending funding, especially for international artists, this amount may increase. Artists are responsible for delivering or shipping their work to and from The Print Center and all related costs, including framing when appropriate. The Print Center will install and de-install work.”
“Since 1976, the PRC has been a leading force in fine art photography both regionally and nationally. In our 36 year history, many of the world’s most celebrated photographers, scholars, critics, and curators have intersected with the organization through exhibitions, lectures, workshops and publications.
On Saturday, October 13, we will host the PRC 2012 Benefit Auction. This event is an exciting opportunity for the photography, art, collecting, and gallery communities to celebrate our important Boston-based cultural institution. By showing your support, the PRC can continue its compelling work of providing quality programming to support fine art and creative photography in New England.
PRC Benefit Auction Preview Exhibition
October 5-12, 2012
808 Gallery at Boston University
Doors open at 5:00 pm
Live auction begins at 6:45 pm
Includes an elegant reception with gourmet hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and a curator led tour of the live auction photographs by Francine Weiss, PRC’s new Curator & Loupe Editor.
Doors open at 8:15 pm
Section 1 closes at 9:15 pm
Section 2 closes at 9:30 pm
Section 3 closes at 9:45 pm
Includes appetizers, desserts, wine, and beer as well as one hell of a party!
Advance Tickets: $30 general public | $25 PRC members
At Door Tickets: $35
Purchase tickets for the live or silent auctions here.
Stuart Whitehurst, W & W Appraisers and Consultant”
August 7th-25th, Boston: “NEPR Showcase: Featuring 6 Photographers Selected From the New England Portfolio Reviews”
“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.
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.”
College of General Studies, Room 527
871 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts [map]
“The PRC’s esteemed annual juried exhibition, EXPOSURE, honors emerging photographers from across North America by providing a venue to celebrate their work in a group show. Since its inception in 1996, over 300 photographers have displayed their images on the PRC’s gallery walls. Each year, a respected member of the New England art community — from curators to gallerists to photo editors — is asked to select ten to fifteen standout artists from a pool of several hundred. Each artist then shows five to ten photographs, adding up to a truly interesting exhibit each year.
From a submission pool of 270 photographers, this year’s juror Alison Nordström, Curator of Photographs and Director of Exhibitions at George Eastman House, selected the following ten artists for inclusion in EXPOSURE 2012:
Mary Ellen Bartley (Wainscott, NY)
Thomas Brennan (Hinesburg, VT)
Nan Brown (Quincy, CA)
Odette England (Providence, RI)
Tony Loreti (Belmont, MA)
Mark Lyon (Marlboro, NY)
Robert Moran (Bar Harbor, ME)
Garie Waltzer (Cleveland Heights, OH)
David Wolf (San Francisco, CA)
Diana Zlatanovski (Arlington, MA)”
The exhibition will be on view until July 18, 2012. Congratulations to the selected artists.