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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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Believe me, I’m the last person who wants to rush the summer along (despite today’s oppressive heat and no home air conditioning). But having just confirmed our fall speakers I can now say that I won’t be quite so despondent after the last leaves have fallen. We have the pleasure of hosting some pretty amazing artists this fall and I wanted to share the news.

Below is the list of folks and the corresponding dates of their lectures. But please keep in mind that dates may be subject to change so always check back to, for the most current information.

Polaroid Spotlight Lecture featuring Barbara Crane
Thursday, October 23
The depth and breadth of work Barbara has produced is staggering. There’s not many people out there who can move so deftly between styles, materials, subjects, formats, etc., etc., as Barbara. Truly a Renaissance photographer!

Paul Fusco

Thursday, November 13
One of the great Magnum photographers, Paul Fusco has traveled the world covering the stories that have defined our generation, including Robert F. Kennedy’s assasination and subsequent funeral train procession. He’ll share pictures from that story, which are included in his new book Paul Fusco: RFK, soon to be released by Aperture. A show of this work is currently up at Danziger Projects and was recently featured in the New York Times Magazine.

Larry Fink
Thursday, December 11
Check out Fink’s current show and latest body of work, The Democrats, at Pace/MacGill Gallery. He’s applied that candid aesthetic, that we all came to know and love from his work covering black tie affairs in New York City, to the recent Democratic nomination campaign trail.

Image Credits, Top to bottom:
Barbara Crane, Santa Barbara and Refrigerator, “On the Fence” series, Tucson, Arizona, 1980, 8 x 10 inches
Paul Fusco/Magnum Photos USA. 1968, Robert KENNEDY funeral train
Larry Fink, Hillary Clinton, NC and IN, 2008. Gelatin silver print paper, 24 x 20 inches

The Polaroid Spotlight Lecture is sponsored by the Land Fund of the Polaroid Foundation

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