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Barbara Bosworth and Margot Anne Kelley, LECTURE & BOOKSIGNING

Monday, May 23rd, 7pm
LOCATION: Boston University Sargent College (SAR), Room 101
635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
T-stop: Green Line, Blandford Street

ADMISSION: $10 members / $15 non-members / $5 full-time students
FREE for students of Institutional Member schools (bring ID) and no charge for members of BU community (students, faculty, staff)

The PRC is pleased to present a lecture and booksigning with Barbara Bosworth and Margot Anne Kelley about their new book The Meadow, a collaborative effort studying one Massachusetts meadow via image and word.  Published by Radius Books, The Meadow is "part photo-essay, part journal and part scientific study, this book is a meditation on the shifting perspective that occurs when one repeatedly sees the same place through new eyes."
As a part of the PRC Lecture series, Bosworth and Kelley will be speaking about their work and limited copies of their new book "The Meadow" will be available for purchase.

Shown at the PRC in New England Survey (2008) and included in the PRC Portfolio, Bosworth has taught at Massachusetts College of Art and Design since 1984. Recently, she is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and was an artist-in-residence at National Park Service's New England National Scenic Trail. Shown at the PRC in Land/Mark: Locative Media and Photography (2005), Kelley holds MA, PhD, and MFA degrees, has taught and led programs in literature, art, and theory around New England, and is currently executive director of the K2 Family Foundation.  Her other projects and books include Local Treasures: Geocaching across America (2006) and A Field Guide to Other People's Trees (2014), among others.

Read more about the authors below, courtesy of Radius Books, and learn more about the book here.  You can explore Bosworth's website at www.barbarabosworth.com and Kelley's at www.margotannekelley.com.

Emily Dickinson wrote that all it takes to make a prairie is "one clover, and a bee. / And revery." It turns out that to know a prairie (or meadow) is a bit more complicated, as photographer Barbara Bosworth and writer Margot Anne Kelley have discovered. For more than a decade, Bosworth and Kelley have meandered in, studied and photographed a single meadow in Carlisle, Massachusetts. In addition to their own investigations, they have invited botanists, entomologists, naturalists and historians to consider the meadow with them. Also included are historic maps of the property dating to the 1800s, and a transcription of notes from a former owner whose family has continuously documented plant and bird life in the meadow from 1931 until the 1960s.

Barbara Bosworth graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1975, and received an MFA in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1983.  She is professor of photography at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. One-person exhibitions of Bosworth's photographs have been held at the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach (1987), the Cleveland Museum of Art (1988), the Missoula Museum of Art (1996), the Smithsonian American Art Museum (2008), the Phoenix Art Museum (2008), and the Peabody Essex Museum (2012-13).  In 1987 Bosworth was one of seventeen photographers selected to participate in "America's Uncommon Places: Sites from the National Register of Historic Places," a traveling exhibition sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Margot Anne Kelley graduated with a B.A. in English from the College of the Holy Cross. She received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English and American literature from Indiana University, and later an M.F.A. in media and performing arts at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. In 2011, after many years teaching photography and art theory at the Art Institute of Boston, Kelley became the Interim Director of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Her writings have been featured such publications as AntipodasAfrican American ReviewInterfacesThe Maine ReviewModern Drama, and numerous anthologies, among them Ethnicity and the American Short Story (Routledge, 1997) and Quilt Culture: Tracing the Pattern (Missouri, 1994).



Wednesday, December 2nd, 7pm
LOCATION: Boston University Sargent College (SAR), Room 101
635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

T-stop: Green Line, Blandford Street

ADMISSION: $10 members / $15 non-members / $5 full-time students
FREE for students of Institutional Member schools (bring ID) and no charge for members of BU community (students, faculty, staff)

In celebration of a local legend and as a lead in into the PRC's 40th birthday season (we are, of course, a child of the 1970s), the PRC is pleased to present a lecture & booksigning with Mike Mandel in support of his recently released boxed collection - "Good 70s."

Mike Mandel is best known for his project The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, as well as his collaborations with the late Larry Sultan. Mandel employs conceptual structures and social commentary underne ath a playful presentation.  Mandel will be speaking about his work and copies of his new limited edition boxed collection "Good 70s" will be available for purchase.

For The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, Mandel traveled across the US in 1974, posing 134 photographers and curators as ball players, and photographing them. Participants included famous figures (Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Harry Callahan, Minor White, Aaron Siskind, William Eggleston, Ed Ruscha, John Szarkowski) as well as lesser-known artists. Cards were made of each participant, and included "stats" such as height, weight, home, favorite camera and a personal statement. The original cards were sold in packs of ten.

Just released this fall by J&L Books & DAP, "Good 70s" is a boxed collection that contains facsimiles of Mandel's original publications, long out-of-print, including The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, Myself: Timed Exposures, Seven Never Before Seen Portraits of Edward Weston, plus previously unpublished work and ephemera from the projects, including selected facsimile contact sheets from the baseball photo shoots, Motel Postcards, People in Cars, Mrs. Kilpatric, a letter to Mandel from Charis Wilson regarding Edward Weston and a pack of ten of the original 1975 baseball cards.

Shown at the PRC in 2011 and 1989/1990, Mike Mandel (born 1950) is an artist who has been working primarily with photography since the early 1970s. He teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and is a recent visiting lecturer at the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard. A retrospective of his work is scheduled for 2017 at SFMOMA.

"Good 70s" is edited by Mike Mandel, Jason Fulford, and Sharon Helgason Gallagher; text is by Sandra S. Phillips; and it is published by J&L Books with D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers. Edition of 1000. For more on "Good 70s," see the above publisher links.  Explore Mandel's website at www.thecorner.net

The PRC is honored to host the 2015 Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Northeast Regional Conference as well as a companion, thematic juried exhibition!  As a part of this timely symposium, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is giving the Keynote Lecture. While the SPE-NE conference requires registration, a few events -- this lecture and the exhibition opening -- are open to the public! 

Born in Cuba, Campos-Pons teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work crosses installation art, performative photography, and cultural activism. Collected and shown extensively, Campos-Pons was exhibited in the 2001 Venice Biennale and most recently the Guangzhou Triennial. Museum shows include retrospectives and major showings in New York, Indianapolis, Miami, and Nashville, among others. She received a Bunting Fellowship in Visual Arts at Harvard in 1993 and the Rappaport Prize in 2007. She will be featured in "Alchemy of the Soul," a collaboration between her husband, musician and composer Neil Leonard, at the Peabody Essex Museum beginning January 9, 2016.

Conference registration is offered on-site & Saturday passes are available. 
View the speakers and schedule HERE >>>

More on SPE, the SPE-NE conference, registration info, and hotel HERE >>>


Roger Ballen
LECTURE DETAILS & LOCATION: Monday, October 5, 7pm
College of General Studies, Boston University
871 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 511

ADMISSION: $10 members / $15 non-members / $5 full-time students
FREE for students of Institutional Member schools

A limited number of Ballen's latest books, Boarding House and Outland, from Phaidon will be available for purchase. Explore his website at www.rogerballen.com.

Ballen was born in New York in 1950 and since 1982, he has been living and taking photographs in South Africa. Ballen has received many "Bests," including Photography Book of the Year Award from PhotoEspaña, Photographer of the Year Award from the Rencontres d'Arles Awards, Best Documentary Title from photo-eye, & several music video awards. Since 2000, Ballen has had over 200 solo and group exhibitions worldwide and his work is represented in countless prestigious museums. He recently launched the Roger Ballen Photography Award.

Arno Rafael Minkkinen: Oulunjärvi Afternoon, Paltaniemi, Finland, 2009

Holding My Ground: An Afternoon with Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Cosponsor with Photographic Historical Society of New England (PHSNE)
& New England School of Photography (NESOP)
April 6, 2014 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Morse Auditorium at Boston University
602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA







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