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2013 Collectors Focus

An Evening at Howard Yezerski Gallery with Karl Baden
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA
$35 General Public | $25 PRC Members
Online registration is now closed. TIckets will be available at the event.

Karl Baden, Cambridge, MA.

Join us at Howard Yezerski Gallery to discuss Karl Baden’s new exhibit, Roadside Attraction with the artist himself, gallery owner, and gallery director.

Through the shield of laminated safety glass, Baden exposes the view from his eye in Roadside Attraction. Framed by his car's perceptions, this world is wacky, quizzical, and incomprehensible. Spaces are inside out, and it takes time for your perception to settle. Where is he? What is that? Is he DRIVING? These are slow photographs; their content leaks out of those odd angles at its own pace.

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An Evening at the PRC with Francine Weiss and Ron Cowie
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
$35 General Public | $25 PRC Members

Online registration is now closed. Tickets will be available at the door.

Ron Cowie, Ulysses from the series Leaving Babylon, platinum print, 2008.

Join us in the PRC Gallery for an exclusive discussion of The Doors of Perception: Vision and Innovation in Alternative Processes, curated by Francine Weiss and featuring work by Ron Cowie. Weiss will explore the show’s themes and address the special concerns of collecting alternative process works. Cowie, a master platinum printer and instructor at the New England School of Photography, will discuss how his images celebrate the temporality of life and examine the permanence of change and his techniques for producing prints.

Wine and light refreshments will be served.

In Conversation with Harold Feinstein at Panopticon Gallery
Moderated by Jim Fitts
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston

Join Panopticon Gallery and the PRC for an intimate gallery talk featuring Harold Feinstein and Jim Fitts. Feinstein will discuss his life and work from the current show at Panopticon, Harold Feinstein: A Coney Island Summer. This exhibition showcases many of his classic black & white images from Coney Island that appeared in his monograph Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective recently awarded one of the "Best Photobooks of 2013" in the PDN Photo Annual.

feinsteinHarold Feinstein began his photographic career in 1946. Edward Steichen, an early supporter, had purchased his work for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and frequently exhibited it there. Feinstein was a member of the New York Photo League, exhibited at Helen Gee's Limelight Gallery, and hung out with photographers including Helen Levitt, Weegee, Garry Winogrand, and W. Eugene Smith. He is renowned for his six decade photographic love affair with Coney Island.

Harold Feinstein, Man wearing Coney Island Hat, Coney Island, 1955.

An Evening at the Peabody Essex Museum with Phillip Prodger
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St  Salem, MA
$25 PRC Members | $30 General Public

Toshio Shibata, Okawa Village, Kochi, 2007.

Peabody Essex Museum founding Curator of Photography Phillip Prodger will discuss the history of photography collecting at the museum, which with some 850,000 examples dating back to 1839, is now recognized as one of the oldest and largest collections in the country. He will also talk about the museum's strategies for the 21st century and the role of international artists in modern museums. Prodger will lead a tour of the museum's current photography exhibition, Toshio Shibata: Constructed Landscapes. We will discuss different strands of practice in Japanese photography and how they are viewed in the marketplace as well as the importance of Japanese photography in photographic history. We will also discuss other international photography "hotspots" and how to collect in them—places like China, India, South Africa, and Brazil.

Wine & cheese will be provided.

Proceeds benefit the PRC’s educational programming.