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Click here to download guide for PRC|POV: Photography Now and the Next 30 Years

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PRC | POV: Photography Now and the Next 30 Years

In the PRC's storefront windows are three words—EDUCATION, EXHIBITIONS, and RESOURCES—that together form the essence of the PRC. Below you will find information regarding education, public programs, membership, and resources that are equally a part of our 30th anniversary celebration.


Responding to Photography Educator's Guide for PRC/POV

Responding to Photography is an interactive guide designed to enhance your educational experience with exhibitions at the PRC. In this guide, you will find helpful information and activities that will facilitate your students' understanding of the subject matter and medium. Responding to Photography supports the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Educators are encouraged to use the information presented in the guide to prepare for their visit to the PRC.

Click here to download the PRC/POV educator's guide.

School Tours for PRC/POV

The PRC is happy to offer free tours of its exhibitions for students in grades 2 through 12 as well as for college and university students. Tours for students in grades 2 through 12 support Citywide Learning Standards and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks using material presented in current exhibitions.

Click here for more information and to schedule a school tour.

In the Windows

In our storefront windows hangs work by In-Sight Photography Project students—one of the PRC's nominated 30—alongside work by students participating in the PRC's new after-school photography program at Dorchester's Tech Boston Academy, a Boston Public School pilot high school. Together, these talented young photographers truly represent the next 30 years of photography in the PRC/POV exhibition!

During the PRC's after-school photography program students are introduced to the tools, techniques, and concepts of photography. Students work with digital cameras, Adobe® Photoshop®, and various color and black and white digital outputs to create works of art inspired by their lives, the lives of those around them, and their immediate environment. Under the guidance of Surendra Lawoti and Jeremias Paul, experienced artist/educators, students study a variety of historical and contemporary photographic techniques and genres designed to help them explore their creativity and self-expression.

The PRC's After-School Photography Program is generously sponsored by Target.


Visit and our main PRC/POV Flickr site to see and learn more.


Panel Discussion: "Photography TBD"

Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 7pm
BU's Photonics Center, Auditorium 206, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, Free

In the thirty years since the PRC first opened its doors in 1976, it has born witness to incredible advances in photography and related media. This program, presented in conjunction with the exhibition PRC/POV: Photography Now and The Next Thirty Years, considers the current "state of the art" and its future in Boston and beyond. Panelists, all of whom are represented in the exhibition, reflect on the present and future conditions of their varied disciplines and professions, and consider the role they and Boston will play in the progression of photography and related media. Panelists include: Martha Buskirk, Associate Professor of Art History at Montserrat College of Art; Michael Mittelman, Publisher/Editor of ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art; Bruce Myren, photographer and owner of BeeDigital, which provides digital imaging services and support; and Matthew Nash, Publisher Big Red & Shiny and Assistant Professor of New Media and Photography at the Art Institute of Boston. Leslie K. Brown, PRC Curator, moderates the discussion. For extended speaker biographies please see the The Next 30 Years.


The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Northeast Regional Conference, Intersections

Hosted by the Photographic Resource Center
December 1-3
Boston University's George Sherman Union, Conference Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth Ave. Boston
$75 PRC and SPE Members/$10 Students/ $100 non-members
Early registration is due November 18. To register please visit
Accommodations for traveling members have been reserved at a discounted rate at the Hotel Commonwealth ( Reservations must be made by November 12.

The PRC is pleased to host the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Northeast Regional Conference, Intersections. The conference features an exciting line-up of lectures, imagemaker presentations, and panel discussions. A special welcoming reception is being held for SPE and PRC members at the PRC on Friday, December 1, from 4-6 p.m. On Sunday, December 3, PRC and SPE members are invited to review their work with friends and peers at an informal portfolio sharing at the George Sherman Union.

For complete program descriptions and speaker biographies please visit

Presentations on Saturday, December 2, 2006

Ilford is the Presenting Sponsor of the Society for Photographic Education's
Northeast Regional Conference


Additional Support is provided by:

Adobe           O'Reilly


$30 Memberships!

During the PRC/POV 30th anniversary exhibition, the PRC is offering memberships for $30 a year. Normally $45, all individual memberships new or renewed between November 3 and January 28 will celebrate the PRC's thirty-year history with this special discount! Help us reach 150 new memberships in honor of the number that joined the PRC during its first year!
Join us by calling 617.975.0600 or click here.

Quality Time: Member Events


Thursday, November 2nd - After the opening reception for PRC/POV
Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

Join us at the party after the party. Network and socialize with PRC/POV exhibition participants and appreciators at the Middlesex Lounge following the exhibition's opening reception. Middlesex is located next to Miracle of Science, just a short drive over the BU Bridge or ride via the #1 bus into Central Square.

Member Field Trip: Jim Stone Lecture

Tuesday, December 5, 6pm
Northeastern University, 105 Shillman, on Forsyth Street, Boston, Free and open to the public.
Meet at the PRC at 5pm to carpool.

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear about the work and career of Jim Stone, an influential photographer and individual in the PRC's history, at Northeastern.

Opportunities for Members

Call for Entries for the Member PhotoSLAM!

Deadline for Submissions, Saturday, January 13th
Event: Saturday, January 27, 5:00 pm
Location: The Paradise Lounge. 969 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA.

The PRC will close PRC/POV with a Member PhotoSLAM! The PhotoSLAM! will be a digital slide show of ALL submitted photographs, a showcase of the work and talent within the PRC membership. Submit photos by CD or email by January 13th to attention PhotoSLAM!. We are only accepting submissions in digital format. Limit 5 images: Images must be jpegs (labeled last name and # - i.e., Gabrian1, etc.), formatted for PC (please include .jpg extension) at 150 dpi, no larger than 600 pixels in either direction. All entries should include a sheet detailing name, image information (title, year, media, etc.), phone number, email, and a brief description of the work or series. You must be prepared to attend, narrate your work, and cheer on friends the night of the event!

New York Gallerist to Jury 2007 PRC Juried Exhibition, EXPOSURE

Ever wanted to get your work in front of an up-and-coming commercial gallery? The PRC is pleased to announce that Jen Bekman, founder and director of jen bekman, a pioneering gallery in NYC's burgeoning Bowery arts district, will serve as the juror for our 2007 juried exhibition.

Since its inaugural exhibition in March of 2003, jen bekman has attracted the attention of critics, museum curators, and collectors alike, with its focus on emerging artists and innovative group shows. Visit to learn more and be sure to check out the gallery's fast-growing quarterly photography competition, Hey, Hot Shot! at Last but not least, don't overlook three related (and frequently updated) blogs: the jen bekman Gallery news blog (, the Hey, Hot Shot! competition blog ( and Jen's own personal blog, Personism (

In celebration of the PRC's 30th anniversary, and to more accurately reflect the mission and function of our annual photography competition, we are changing the name of the PRC Members' Exhibition to EXPOSURE: The Annual PRC Juried Exhibition. While more information will be online soon, under the juried exhibition section, and an entry form in the January/February newsletter, please note that the postmark and drop off deadline for entries will be Saturday, February 10, 2007 for our May/June exhibition. We look forward to seeing your work!

NEO: Northeast Exposure Online

The PRC announces the next installment in the ongoing NEO series, dedicated to featuring emerging artists from our region. The virtual gallery is by invite only and features a selection of images, a biography, artist and curator statements, and links.

NOVEMBER: The Exposure Project and Ben Alper

In conjunction with the PRC's PRC/POV exhibition, we are delighted to highlight an emerging photographer as well as a collective of emerging photographers dubbed, "The Exposure Project." Conceived of as growing community and support structure, these young photographers have come together promote new talent via exhibitions and publications. Their first self-published book—which includes the work of New England School of Photography (NESOP) graduates Ben Alper, Anastasia Cazabon, Adam Marcinek, and Eric Watts—will be released this fall. A 2005 NESOP graduate, Alper photographs the overlooked industrial spaces of New England.

The Photographic Resource Center (PRC) at Boston University

Mission Statement
The Photographic Resource Center (PRC) at Boston University is an independent non-profit organization that serves as a vital forum for the exploration and interpretation of new work, ideas, and methods in photography and related media. The PRC presents exhibitions, fosters education, develops resources, and facilitates community interaction for local, regional, and national audiences.