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We are happy to announce our spring seminar, Contemporary Trends in Photographic Portraiture with Roswell Angier. Spots are filling up quick, so please contact the PRC at your earliest convenience if you are interested in taking the seminar.

SEMINAR>Contemporary Trends in Photographic Portraiture with Roswell Angier

$50 Members/$75 Non-Members/$30 Full-time students
Tuesday, February 17 and 24 and March 3 and 10, 2009 – 7pm
Registration required. To register, please call 617.975.0600.
Classes will meet at BU – classroom TBA

Seminar participants will have the opportunity to study photographers, movements, and trends that have shaped what contemporary photographic portraiture is today.

The lectures will deal with a constellation of artists and photographers who use the portrait as an essential element in their image making process, others that use it to reference their influences, and perhaps still another that deal with the cross-fertilization between photographers and artists in other medias.

Questions and discussions will be encouraged at each meeting, and suggested readings will be available for further study.

Roswell Angier was educated at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley and is presently on the faculty at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Angier has worked for commercial magazines and on numerous documentary projects. Books include A Kind of Life: Conversations in the Combat Zone (1976), and Train Your Gaze: A Practical and Theoretical Introduction to Portrait Photography (2007). His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA. Angier’s exhibitions include solo shows at Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, and Gitterman Gallery, New York.

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If you weren’t able to make it last night to the lecture by Larry Fink, you missed out on a real special event.  After a few canceled and delayed flights he made it to the lecture hall with 5 minutes to spare.  He whipped out his harmonica and began to serenade the packed audience until his digital slide set-up was just right.

An image of Larry Fink.  Photo by Neal Rantoul

An image of Larry Fink. Photo by Neal Rantoul

The first half of the lecture he discussed his project, The Democrats following around Barack Obama on the campaign trail and ended with a retrospective of much of the work he has done over the past 40 years.

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Please join the PRC this Thursday, December 11th at 7pm for an interactive lecture with the prominent fine art and editorial photographer Larry Fink.

For over 30 years, photographer Larry Fink has been actively capturing the visual vernacular of the people and events that surrounds us.  From his earliest work in his books Social Graces, Boxing and Runway, to his most recent project The Democrats, Fink brings these social interactions out of the crowd and into our homes.

Lecture with Larry Fink
Thursday, December 11th at 7pm
Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences
5th Floor, Auditorium 522
725 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA

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Thursday, November 13, 7pm

$10 Members/$15 Non-Members/$5 Full-time Students/
FREE for Students of Institutional Members
Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
(BU West T – Stop – right across from the PRC)

Join renowned Magnum photographer Paul Fusco for a discussion of his work, including photographs from his upcoming book Paul Fusco: RFK ,  published by Aperture in October 2008. A complement to Fusco’s earlier work, RFK Funeral Train, this new monograph offers up many never-before-seen photographs. The arresting images present, in brilliant color, a cross-section of grieving Americans as they stood vigil to the passing train. Fusco covered the funeral procession while a staff photographer for Look magazine (1957-1971).

Soon after, Fusco joined Magnum Photos and has traveled the globe to shoot a wide range of stories. Included among these is a long-term project documenting the lasting effects of the Chernobyl disaster. His work is also actively sought by numerous publications including Time, Life, Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, and has been exhibited by major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.  Copies of Paul Fusco: RFK will be available for sale at the lecture and the artist will be on hand to sign them.

Click here to watch an audiovisual slideshow on the RFK Funeral Train images from the New York Times

IMAGE CREDIT: Paul Fusco/ Magnum Photos USA. Robert KENNEDY funeral train.

Guest accommodations are generously provided by the Hotel Commonwealth, official hotel sponsor of the Photographic Resource Center’s Lecture Series

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Here in Boston, spring had sprung. Photo students from across New England are all hunkering down and burning the candle at both ends — either in the darkroom or at the ink jet printer.

Our friends at Our Daily Red, the blog of Big, Red, and Shiny, has a great run down of many of the regional senior and graduate exhibitions right here and we’ve listed a few others below. Many of these represent schools that are institutional members of the PRC – and we couldn’t be prouder.

Consider this an open post, please feel free to add other senior and graduate student exhibitions in the comments.


Art Institute of Boston
Senior photography exhibition: Laura Cashavelly, Lauren Bockow,
Kip DiVito, and Amber Vickery
AIB Gallery at 601 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
May 5 – 10, Opening: May 9, 6-8pm
Taking In book release event
Reception: May 16, 6-8 pm
University Hall Gallery, Porter Square, Cambridge, MA
Taking In: AIB photography exhibition
July/August, Opening, First Fridays
Laconia Gallery, 433 Harrison, Boston, MA

Massachusetts College of Art + Design
Thesis Show II
Through May 9
Thesis Show III
May 17-30, Opening: Saturday, May 17, 6-8 pm
MassArt Galleries, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Maine College of Art
MFA Thesis Exhibition
Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA
May 10-25 , Opening: Saturday, May 10, 5-8pm
522 Congress Street, Portland, ME

2008 Graduate Show
June 6-August 29, Opening: Friday, June 6, 3-5pm and 7pm-close
537 Comm. Ave, Boston, MA

Rhode Island School of Design

Graduate Thesis Exhibitions
May 18 – June 2, Opening: May 17, 6-8m
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
MFA Thesis Exhibition III
Through May 18
Tisch Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA

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