upcoming programs at the PRC

The PRC offers regular lectures, workshops, book signings, portfolio reviews and seminars and
many more types of public programs led by local and national luminaries. See below for details or
call 617.975.0600 with questions.


master lecture series

Dialogue with Photographs: Jeff Jacobson and David Strick
Tuesday, March 8, 7 pm
BU Photonics Building, Room 206
8 St. Mary's Street, Boston
Members: $10 | Non-members: $15 | Students: $5
No charge for students of PRC member institutions
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Jeff Jacobson, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2001

Jeff Jacobson’s photography, featured in the PRC exhibition Melting Point (see Exhibitions) derives some of its power from its astute observations of contemporary popular culture, and some from its dreamlike evocations of chaos and spatial disorientation. In a conversation with his friend, Los Angeles-based photographer David Strick, Jacobson will delve into the thoughts and provocations that have inspired his work over the last thirty-five years. Strick, whose photographs of the Hollywood landscape were seen at the PRC in 1994 and featured regularly in Premiere, Hollywood Reporter, and the Los Angeles Times, will include his own work in the mix, creating a dialogue on screen and in the voices of the two photographers.

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Ed Kashi: Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography
Thursday, March 31, 7 pm
Co-Sponsored with the Boston University College of Communications
BU College of Arts and Sciences, Room 313
685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Members: $10 | Non-members: $15 | Students: $5
No charge for students of PRC member institutions
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Ed Kashi, Madagascar, 2010

The contemporary photojournalist is a storyteller with a bevy of tools at his disposal. Increasingly, media outlets rely on much more than still images to convey stories. Ed Kashi, who will be presenting an intensive seminar for the PRC (see Workshops and Seminars), has been at the forefront of this new wave of digitally enabled correspondents. In this lecture he will discuss his innovative approach to photography and filmmaking, which has resulted in numerous awards and publications over a twenty-year career. In his own words: “I take on issues that stir my passions about the state of humanity and our world, and I deeply believe in the power of still images to change people’s minds.”

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Lori Waselchuk: Grace Before Dying
Thursday, May 19, 7 pm
Location TBD
Members: $10 | Non-members: $15 | Students: $5
No charge for students of PRC member institutions
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Mary Bloomer, a prison security guard, Angola State Prison, Louisiana.

In Angola, Louisiana, the warden at the Louisiana state penitentiary has initiated a program to provide hospice services to dying inmates. Over twelve years, over 80 men incarcerated at Angola have become certified hospice caregivers. These hospice volunteers have cared for nearly 200 patients. Since a large percentage of the prisoners there are serving life sentences, there is an ongoing need for end-of-life care. What Lori Waselchuk shows in her photographs, made with a unique level of access, is the transforming effect this ground-breaking program has had on lives in this very tough environment.

Waselchuk is a documentary photographer based in Philadelphia. Her photographs have appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide including Newsweek, TIME, Esquire, and The New York Times. She has produced photographs for several international aid organizations including CARE, the UN World Food Program, Médecins Sans Frontières, and The Vaccine Fund.



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Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography Projects: Intensive Seminar with Ed Kashi
Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
BU College of Arts and Sciences, Room 326
685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Class size: 10
Members: $95 | Non-members: $140

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The digital age gives documentary photographers and photojournalists extraordinary new ways to tell stories with greater authorship and control. This seminar will allow you to share your work in an intimate session and learn how to create a personal documentary project for publication, books, exhibitions, and websites. The seminar will emphasize developing personal vision and unique styles. Kashi will use as examples some of his personal projects, including his seminal work on Aging in America and recent work on the Kurds in Iraq, India, and the Niger Delta for National Geographic. He will show how to develop an idea, get funding, get access, determine your goals, and most importantly disseminate your work to create an impact on the subject, issue, and society. Attendees will be expected to bring up to 20 images or a 3-minute multimedia piece for a group critique during the workshop.

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nights at the prc

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These informally structured programs offer opportunities for photographers to share images and insights about particular topics in contemporary photographic practice. Contact the PRC at 617-975-0600 or info@prcboston.org to reserve presenter slots. You’re also welcome to attend without work as an audience member, no reservations needed. Presenters bring prints or show images on their own laptops, and are asked to make a brief statement about their work. Audience members must bring their curiosity. Everyone is welcome to bring refreshments.

Large Format Night
Wednesday, February 16, 7 – 9 p.m.
Photographic Resource Center, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Open to photographers using, or interested in using, large-format cameras. Bring images, technical issues, mechanical questions, and an appetite for large-format information.

Open Night
Wednesday, March 16, 7 – 9 p.m.
Photographic Resource Center, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Open to all photographers and onlookers interested in sharing their images and ideas about contemporary photography.

Student Night
Thursday, April 28, 7 – 9 p.m.
Photographic Resource Center, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Held during the 2011 PRC Student Exhibition, this is an opportunity for students from all around Boston to learn about each other’s work.


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


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