In addition to the constantly updated PRC Flickr page and blog, the PRC's online presentations offer viewers the opportunity to explore specific subjects and artists in more depth. The following page serves as an archive of past offerings from the 1990s to today, please enjoy!
THE PRC'S FLICKR SITE
As a part of our 30th celebration, we launched the PRC Flickr site and uploaded images taken by gallery visitors in addition to other anniversary events and programs. Today, we have thousands of images that have been viewed tens of thousands of times. We encourage you to post comments and make us your contact/friend so that we can begin to build a network of photo friends!
The PRC has a blog: bostonphotographyfocus.org.
Surf on in and/or subscribe to our RSS feed and above all, be sure to peruse our past and pending posts for a smattering of PRC factoids and all manner of photo-based activities, news, happenings, topics, and ideas in and around Boston, New England, and beyond. Be sure to add your comments. See you online!
Stand Against Racism - 2013
The PRC is one of thousands of organizations across the country that are taking a Stand Against Racism on April 26, 2013 in this national initiative organized by the YWCA. PRC Members submited photographs addressing the theme of “eliminating racism and celebrating the richness of diversity” and their work is displayed in a special online gallery seen here. >>
2009 Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards
The Godowsky Awards honor the co-inventor of Kodachrome film, a man whose contributions have had a major and lasting impact on photography. Since 1987, the PRC has had the honor of organizing these prestigious, international color photography awards. Focusing on emerging artists and new approaches, the 2009 Awards represent exciting ideas and developments in color photography. The PRC showcased the work of winners in an exhibition (Nov 13, 2009 - Jan 24, 2010): Claudia Angelmaier (Germany), Alejandro Chaskielberg (Argentina), Curtis Mann (IL, USA), and Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick (NY, USA), along with Honorable Mention (online only), Seung Woo Back (South Korea and UK).
Northeast Exposure Onlineis a web-based showcase of emerging photographic artists in our region as selected by the PRC. Featuring one new artist each month, the online gallery began in 2003 and includes images, statements, and website links.
This group exhibition brought together photography and related media that visualized and addressed digital information and systems. The artists considered or created new forms of syntax via digital processing or selection. The PRC participated in the first Cyberarts Festival in 1999 by hosting a digitally-themed version of our juried exhibition; this cycle, the PRC paid homage to these beginnings by meditating on the pixels and programs themselves. Artists in Syntax included Patti Ambrogi, Leigh Brodie, Benno Friedman, Meggan Gould, Brian Piana, Mark J. Stock, Luke Strosnider, and Matthew Swarts. To read the Boston Globe review, click here, and to see images of the events and installation click here.
KEEPING TIME: Cycle and Duration in Contemporary Photography
This group exhibition (November 7, 2008 - January 25, 2009) brought together together artists who dealt with concepts of time, duration, and cycles—human, celestial, and photographic. In creating their work, each artist in Keeping Time used a different idea or aesthetic means to bookend or collect their exposures. Featured artists included Stuart Allen, Erika Blumenfeld, Rebecca Cummins, Sharon Harper, Chris McCaw, Matthew Pillsbury, Byron Wolfe.
To read the Boston Globe review, click here, and to see images of the events and installation click here.
NEW ENGLAND SURVEY
This exhibition (March 28 - May 11, 2008) surveyed contemporary work from and of the New England landscape, featuring one artist from (or project based in) each of the 6 New England states. Photographers included Barbara Bosworth, Tanja Alexia Hollander, Janet Pritchard, Thad Russell, Jonathan Sharlin, and Paul Taylor. The exhibition also traveled to the Fruitlands Museum (Harvard, MA) August 23 - December 21, 2008. To read the Boston Globe review, click here, and to see images of the events and installation click here.
AD | AGENCY
AD | AGENCY (November 9, 2007 - January 27, 2008) was a group exhibition that brought together photo-based work that mimicked or addressed the language of advertising and product photography as well as work that mined or altered catalogues, print ads, products, stores, or literally the consumer process itself. The international, national, and regional artists included Kate Bingaman-Burt, Dean Kessmann, Jonathan Lewis, Michael Mittelman, Diana Shearwood, Matt Siber, Hank Willis Thomas, Brian Ulrich, and Penelope Umbrico.
Photography Now and
The Next 30 Years
PRC | POV: Photography Now and the Next 30 Years (November 3, 2006 – January 28, 2007) was a unique exhibition in honor of the PRC's 30th anniversary in which the PRC and 30 luminaries predicted 30 “ones to watch.” Nominations were solicited from current and past PRC staff, board, and luminaries for people, places, and things that might just be getting attention (or deserve more) as well as those that will likely make a significant contribution to the field in the next 30 years. Conceived as one generation shaking the hand of another, the exhibition and its title honored all of our nominators' “points of view” as well as the former PRC publication, VIEWS: A New England Journal of Photography. Final selections were informed by our mission as a “vital forum for the exploration and interpretation of new work, ideas, and methods in photography and related media.”
Installed as an inventive survey exhibition, this unique show and project was a true snapshot of “photography and related media" now and, if are correct collectively, a benchmark for the next 30 years. Click here or above for the special PRC/POV website, including information and images from each artist and entity.
Contemporary Social Documentary Work from Greater Boston
DOCUMENT(February 2-March 26, 2006) highlighted a new generation of regional documentary photographers by considering a variety of projects of interest to Greater Boston as well as approaches to social documentary and the “document.” The artists included Mariliana Arvelo & James Patten, Claire Beckett, Suzi Camarata, Christopher Churchill, Lisa Kessler, Surendra Lawoti, Michael Manning, and Amber Davis Tourlentes. This show was held in conjunction with the BU Art Gallery's exhibition, A Photographic Portrait of Boston, 1840-1865 and the 808 Gallery's New England Regional BFA Exhibition for the College Art Association. Click here to read the Boston Globe review, "They're connected by community: Exhibit captures local residents who share a bond," By Mark Feeney.
Surendra Lawoti, District Chief Peter St. Clair (Appointed October 31, 1977), C-print, 40 x 32 inches, Courtesy of the artist
Group Portrait (November 18, 2005-January 22, 2006) spotlighted emerging and mid-career photographers who engaged and challenged the genre of narrative and group portraiture. Artists included Julie Blackmon, Ben Gest, Jessica Todd Harper, Amy Montali, and Sage Sohier. Many referenced painting, theater, and composite photography in their arrangement, lighting, large scale, and method. Within their groupings, these artists—all of whom use their own family and friends—investigated ideas of the self and group.
Julie Blackmon, Saturday, from the series "Domestic Vacations," 2005, pigment ink print, 22"x22",
Courtesy of the artist
Locative Media and Photography
Land/Mark (April 7-May 5, 2005) featured artists who engage photography with location-based media, global technologies, and larger geographical systems.Using the parsed phrase “Land/Mark” as a starting point, the show highlighted Boston-area artists Margot Kelley, Brooke Knight, Josh Winer, and the public art project Yellow Arrow (yellowarrow.net), but also pointed to various other exhibitions and events related to mapping all over the city.It was held in conjunction with the 2005 Boston Cyberarts Festival.
Click here to read the Boston Globe review, “All over the map: New technology inspires projects that are redefining the artistic landscape,” By Cate McQuaid.
Josh Winer (Boston, MA), 42° 57’ 11N, 073° 12’ 24W, 2004, C-print, 40 x 50 inches, Courtesy of the artist
CONTEMPORARY VERNACULAR Contemporary Vernacular ( November 5-January 23, 2005) featured contemporary responses to family and found photographs. Artists included Yolanda del Amo, Louise Bourque, Nancy Dudley, Susan E. Evans, Joseph Heidecker, Priya Kambli, and David Prifti. The domestic emerged as an important theme in the exhibition, in terms of imitating and critiquing home display and production. It was held in conjunction with the BU Art Gallery's exhibition and symposium on vernacular photography and a juried student exhibition and display of found Polaroids.
CONCERNING THE SPIRITUAL IN
Approaching photography and photographer literally as a "medium," Concerning the Spiritual in Photography (January 23-March 14, 2004) featured contemporary work by Bill Armstrong, Carol Golemboski, Jane Marsching & Deb Todd Wheeler, Lauren O'Neal, Daniel Ranalli, Jo Sandman, Chrysanne Stathacos, and Shannon Taggart, along with historical spirit photographs from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Click here to read the Boston Globe review, “The Haunting: Ghostly sights and otherworldly images inhabit imaginative 'Spiritual' exhibit,” by Mark Fenney.
6 MONTHS, A MEMORIAL
This site accompanied the PRC exhibition of the same name (March
11-April 28, 2002). 6 Months, A Memorial was an untraditional exhibition of works
that were made in response to, but not necessarily documents of, September
11th memorials as well as the role of photography in our conception of
the events six months later.
Particle Generators: At the Intersection of Photography, Science, and Technology Presented in 2000, this guest-curated exhibition by Jane D. Marsching looked at the efforts and ideas of contemporary artists working within and across the disciplines of science, technology and art. Artists included Jordan Crandall, Susan Derges, Laura Emrick, Fakeshop, Joan Fontcuberta, Ken Goldberg, Blainey Kern, Tina LaPorta, David Nyzio, Gary Schneider, Sterck & Rozo, Todd Watts, Wenyon & Gamble, and Gail Wight.
Photography and the Fate of Reading Anxious Libraries was a special documentation of the PRC exhibition examining the fate of reading in a digital age presented in 1996/1997, and supported in part by the NEA and the New England Foundation for the Arts. The online component was made possible through a grant from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and was designed by the PRC and Millennium Productions. Artists included Jerry Beck, Rick McKee Hock, Gillian Brown, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Ron DiRito, Susan Meiselas, Abelardo Morell, Mark Alice Durant, Clarissa Sligh, Emmet Gowin, and Michael Spano.
Out of Control:
Photography from East Germany This exhibition was a project documenting the uses of photography in Eastern Germany after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). This project was organized by John P. Jacob and artist Karla Sachse in 1993.