Past Programs at the PRC
Master Lecture Series
Large Format Night
Stella Johnson teaches at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston University and for the Maine Media Workshops in Mexico and Greece. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico in 2003-2004, and a Fulbright Senior Specialist to Mexico in 2006, for photographing and teaching, respectively.
The University of Maine Press published Stella ’s monograph AL SOL: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua in 2008. Her work has been widely exhibited in the US and Mexico, including the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, The University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor Maine and The Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL.
Her work has spanned editorial assignments, corporate projects, documentaries and personal artistic expressions. Stella has worked extensively in both the U.S. and overseas with commissions from The Ford Foundation, EarthWatch Institute and Continental Airlines and assignments from Time, Fortune, and US News and World Report.
Stella took a workshop with Constantine Manos about 15 years ago. It was a life-altering experience for her because he taught her how to “see;” how to make a composition, how to consider the whole frame, especially the edges and how to wait for a moment. Over the years, Manos continued as Stella’s mentor: he has critiqued and edited her work and helped sequence her book. Stella says she feels privileged to have been taught and mentored by such a gifted photographer and warm and wonderful person.
Neal Rantoul is a career artist and teacher. He has taught photography since 1971. He is currently head of the Photography Program at Northeastern University and taught for thirteen years at Harvard University as well as at the New England School of Photography. Rantoul has work in numerous public and private collections. Among those are: the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Fogg Art Museum, the High Museum in Atlanta, the Kunsthaus in Zurich, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, and Princeton University. He is the recipient of many awards and grants including a Whiting Foundation Fellowship, a Lightwork (Syracuse, NY) residency, RSDF, FDP and IDF grants from Northeastern University, and was a finalist twice for the Massachusetts Cultural Council award. Rantoul is member of the Board of Directors of the PRC.
A book of his photographs, American Series, was published by Pond Press in 2006 and is available on Amazon.com. He has also self-published books of his work.
Night Night with Guest Host, Christian Waeber
Christian Waeber was born in Fribourg, Switzerland, and moved to Boston in 1993, where he now lives and works. He is a self-taught photographer, with interest in figure, night, and architectural photography. His photographs have been shown in numerous group and solo exhibits across the country and in Europe, and has been featured in magazines including View Camera, Preservation, and Art-Photo-Akt. He was awarded a Somerville Arts Council grant in 2010 for his photographs of Somerville at night.
PLEASE NOTE: Presenters for Site Night will show their live websites and are asked to make a brief statement about their work followed by a discussion. Contact the PRC at 617-975-0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a presenter slot. Only six slots available. First come, first served. Audience members are also encouraged to participate, no reservations needed, but must bring their curiosity and open-mindedness. Everyone is welcome to bring refreshments.