fall 2001 - summer 2002 exhibition program
Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards
September 14 – October 26, 2001
The continent of Africa was the focus of the 2001 Godowsky awards. Four winners were selected from a group of nominated artists. First place was awarded to John Kiyaya; second places were awarded to Philip Kwame Apagya, Peter Magubane, and Yinka Shonibare. The 2001 jurors were Deborah Willis, then Curator of Exhibitions, Center for African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Corinne Jennings, Director, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York and research fellow Michelle Lamunière. Please click here to view the special Godowsky online site for more information about the Godowsky award.
Voyages per(Formed): Photography and Travel in the Gilded Age
November 9 – December 20, 2001
Voyages (per)Formed surveyed tourist photographs before World War I. Drawn from the collections of the Boston Public Library, private collections, and the Southeast Museum of Photography, it concentrated on albums selected from a set of 26 made in the 1890s by the Tupper family of Brooklyn. As part of this exhibition, four contemporary artists—Carol Flax, Peter Goin, Abelardo Morell, and Lorie Novak—were commissioned to produce new work on the subject of nineteenth century travel. Voyages (per)Formed was curated by Alison Devine Nordström, Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography. A companion show was on view at the Boston Public Library's print galleries. To view images of the installation, please click here.
there is no eye: Photographs by John Cohen
January 18 – March 1, 2002
There is no Eye was the first major retrospective exhibition of photographs by John Cohen, the musician who provided inspiration for the Grateful Dead song “Uncle John's Band.” The exhibition of over 130 stunning black-and-white images made its debut at the PRC before travelling nationally. As co-founder of the band, the New Lost City Ramblers in 1958 and a regular writer for Sing Out Magazine, Cohen was central to the emergence of the urban folk revival of the 1960s. The sensitive portraits provided a virtual lesson in 1960s cultural history and included Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Franz Kline, Red Grooms, Woodie Guthrie, Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Doc Watson, Roscoe Holcomb as well as an extremely young Bob Dylan. John P. Jacob, former PRC Executive Director and Senior Curator, curated the exhibition and it was overseen by Curator Leslie K. Brown at the PRC. To view images of the installation, please click here.
Six Months, A Memorial
March 15 – April 28, 2002
6 Months, A Memorial was a presentation of photographically-based works made in response to, but not necessarily documents of, September 11 memorials as well as the role of photography in our conception of the tragic events. From a national open call for submissions, the PRC selected over 25 artists, who displayed more than 60 works on this theme. Featured artists included: Steve Aishman, Ornit Barkai, Zana Briski, Martha Cooper, David Curry, Susan E. Evans, Marcus Halevi, Svend Lindbaek, Liz Linder, Robin Masi, Margaret Morton, Matthew Nash, Cheryl Sorg, Erica Uhlenbeck, Daniel P. Younger as well as a collective project that included Karl Baden, Melissa Shook, Margaret Wagner, Sally Stein, Marion Faller, Jim Stone, Leslie Ernst, and Morton. The show was organized by PRC Curator Leslie K. Brown. For the special online version of the exhibition, please click here. To view images of the installation, please click here.
2002 PRC Student Exhibition
May 10 – June 2, 2002
This annual exhibition featured student work from the Boston area photography programs that are Institutional Members of the PRC. In 2002, this included the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston University, Hallmark Institute of Photography, MIT, New England School of Photography, Northeastern University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and Wellesley College. The 2002 exhibition marked the reinstitution and redevelopment of the Student Show (each individual school juried their own work) since it was last held in 1998. For more information on the student exhibition and Institutional Membership of the PRC, please click here. To view images of the installation, please click here.
2002 PRC Members' Exhibition
June 14 – July 28, 2002
Each year, the PRC hosts a juried exhibition with a nationally-renowned juror. This year, guest juror Diana Gaston, formerly Associate Director of San Francisco Camerawork and Curator at Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, selected 18 artists out of over 120 submissions for exhibition. Single-person exhibition winners included Esther Pullman, Neeta Kumari Madahar, and Oscar Palacio. Presenting in the group exhibition were Lynda Banzi, Laura Pickett Calfee, Cybele Dreskin, Phyllis Finley, Stefanie Klavens, Geoffrey E. Aronson, Jonathan Bailey, Andrew Brilliant, Mark L. Eshbaugh, Paul Cary Goldberg, Lance Keimig, Courtney Bent, Judy Haberl, Jonathan Moller, and Nina Nickles. For more information on the PRC's juried exhibition and becoming a member of the PRC, please click here. To view images of the installation, please click here.