board of directors

John Bunzick
Board President
Fine Art Photographer, Somerville, MA
John Bunzick has been a photographer since the age of 7. Retired from a career writing construction specifications for architecture firms, John is able to spend much more time on his own photography. In the last few years John has started to build a photography collection, focusing on photographers active in the 1960s through 1980s. He may also be found in his local café reading the New Yorker.

Vittorio Mezzano

Business Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company, Cambridge, MA

VIttorio MezzanoVittorio Mezzano was born in Italy and moved to the United States in 1996. Mezzano holds a Masters in Science in Computer Science and is a Business & Operations Manager at Hewlett-Packard Corporation. He has been interested in photography for many years as an artist and collector. Vittorio joined the PRC Board of Directors in 2009 and has been chairing it since 2010.

Lynne Allen
Director, School of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts Boston University

Lynne AllenLynn Allen earned her BS from Kutztown University and her MFA from University of New Mexico. Her work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY); the New York Public Library (NY); the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC); the Library of Congress (Washington, DC); the Springfield Art Museum (MO); the Minneapolis Museum of Art (MN); the Vesteros Kunst Museum (Sweden); and the Victoria & Albert Museum (England), as well as numerous corporate collections. Allen was previously a Professor of Art at Rutgers University, Director of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, and former Master Printer and Educational Director at Tamarind Institute. Her work has been selected for over 100 exhibitions in the United States in addition to several international exhibitions. Allen received two Fulbright Scholarships (USSR 1990, Jordan 2004–05), two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grants, a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, and a Pew Fellowship finalist. Allen had artist residencies in numerous countries around the world and continues to lecture widely in throughout the United States and abroad.

Peter Fiedler
Vice President of Administrative Services, Boston University, Boston, MA

Rick Grossman
Co-owner, Ligne Roset, Boston, MA

Chehalis Hegner
Fine Art Photographer & Assistant Professor of Photography, UMass Lowell,
Lowell, MA

Chehalis HegnerChehalis Hegner received her MFA in Visual Arts at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She is currently a member of the art department faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Having an insatiable eye, she works concurrently on multiple portfolio projects. In 2010, Hegner received the Gjion Mili Photography Prize (Kosovo). She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe including the Photographic Resource Center (Boston, MA); the Art Institute of Boston (MA); Maryland Art Place (Baltimore, MD); St. Gauden’s National Historic Site (Cornish, NH); the Cultural Center (Varigotti, Italy); the Interlochen Arts Academy (MI), the MIT Museum (Cambridge, MA); and the National Gallery of Art (Kosovo). Hegner also volunteers at the Lowell Humane Society.

Julie Kukharenko
Photographer, Boston, MA
Julie is a photographer, manager of a Cambridge based dance company, Anna Myer and Dancers, and for the last 4 years worked as PRC staff in various areas of the organization including membership, finance, operations, and intern and volunteer management.

Susan Lapides
Fine Art and Freelance Photographer, Cambridge, MA
Susan Lapides began her career as an editorial photographer working for national magazines:
Time, Smithsonian, Conde Nast Traveler, among many others. She photographed President Obama when he was the Editor of the Harvard Law Review. While she was photographing for People Magazine, she met her husband. She was awarded prizes from ASMP, Studio Magazine, and Woman in Photography. Lapides had a solo exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2011. Her work has also appeared in the PRC auction, and at Danforth Art. Her current project is

Bruce Myren
Artist and Educator , Cambridge, MA
Bruce Myren is a photographer and educator based in Cambridge, MA.
Myren’s research centers on issues of place, history, and memory; projects include The Fortieth Parallel, and Fort Juniper, in his hometown of Amherst. Exhibited nationally, his photographs have been published in PDNedu, Fraction Magazine, View Camera Magazine, Huffington Post, Petapixel, and Slate. In 2014, he received a Cambridge Arts Council grant to photograph the Washington Elm on Cambridge Common. He is represented in Boston by Gallery Kayafas.

Olivia Parker
Fine Art Photographer, Manchester, MA

Olivia ParkerAfter graduating from Wellesley College with a degree in the History of Art, Parker began her career as a painter and became involved in photography in 1970. Mostly self-taught she makes ephemeral constructions to photograph and experiments with the endless possibilities of light. She has had more than one hundred one-person exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and her work is represented in major private, corporate, and museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago (IL); the Museum of Modern Art (NY); the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House (Rochester, New York). In addition to three monographs, her work has been published in Art News, American Photographer, Camera, Camera Arts, The Sciences, and numerous other magazines in the United States, Europe, and Japan. She has lectured and conducted workshops extensively both in this country and abroad. In 1996, she received a Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award. Currently, she is working on Still and not so Still Life that comprises images of both the expected and the unexpected.

Kim Sichel
Associate Professor, Art History, Boston University, Boston, MA

Kim SichelProfessor Kim Sichel has been teaching at Boston University since 1987. A
scholar of photographic history and European/American modernism, she served as Director of the American and New England Studies Program from 2009-2912, as Chair of the History of Art and Architecture Department from 2002 to 2005 and as Director of the Boston University Art Gallery from 1992 to 1998. Professor Sichel teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in
modern art and the history of photography. She advises a large number of graduate students studying photography and modern art, as well as advising dissertations in the American and New England Studies Program. Professor Sichel’s recent books include
TO FLY: Contemporary Aerial Photography (2007), Germaine Krull/Monte Carlo (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2006), and Evelyn Hofer (2004). She is the author of Germaine Krull: Photographer of Modernity (1999), published in English by MIT Press and in German by Schirmer/Mosel Verlag. This book was a finalist for the Kraszna-Kraus Foundation awards for best photographic history book of 1999, and won an award for best photography monograph for 1999 from the Maine Photographic Workshops. In addition, she has published numerous articles, book chapters, and exhibition catalogues in Europe and the United States. Professor Sichel has received a Fellowship for University Teachers from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1994-1995), a Bunting Fellowship at Radcliffe College, Harvard University (1994-1995), has been a Junior Fellow at the Boston University Humanities Foundation (1996-1997, 1989-1990) and served as a Senior Fellow in 2005-2006.

Peter Vanderwarker
Independent Photographer, West Newton, MA

Peter VanderwarkerPeter Vanderwarker is an architectural photographer the author of four books about architecture in Boston. His work has won Institute Honors from the American Institute of Architects and has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation. Vanderwarker’s recent exhibitions include Minds and Matter at the Boston Athenaeum (2010) and Dislocation at Gallery NAGA (2012). Peter has taught photography at Harvard Graduate School of Design where he was a Loeb Fellow from 1996 to 1997. His prints are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Houston Museum of Art. Peter has a degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.]