LECTURE: Thursday, September 20th, 7pm, Laura Blacklow, “Contemporary Artists Using Historical Photo Processes”
LOCATION: Lesley University’s University Hall, 2nd floor auditorium, Room 2-150, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
T-STOP: Red Line, Porter Square
ADMISSION: $10 members / $15 non-members / $5 full-time students
FREE for students of PRC Institutional Member schools (bring ID) and no charge for members of the Lesley community (students, faculty, staff)
The PRC is pleased to present a lecture and booksigning with Boston-area photographer, educator, and author Laura Blacklow, in honor of the newest edition of her book, New Dimensions in Photo Processes: A Step-By-Step Manual for Alternative Techniques.
Together with the “Lo-Fi & Slow Photography” PRC Night gathering on Tuesday, September 18th, this lecture will be an excellent overview of contemporary artists using historical and alternative photo processes.
Laura Blacklow, a professional artist for over forty years, is the author of New Dimensions in Photo Processes: A Step-By-Step Manual for Alternative Techniques (Focal Press/Routledge, New York, and London, fifth edition, 2018). She is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship for Works on Paper, the St. Botolph Club’s Morton Bradley Color Award, Polaroid Corporation’s Artist Support Program, a Research Grant from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, and a Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation Fellowship.
Blacklow’s manipulated photographic prints and artist’s books have been shown internationally. Reproductions of her work have appeared most recently in “The Cyanotype, The Blueprint in Contemporary Practice” (Christine Anderson, forthcoming, 2019), “Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period” (Worcester Art Museum 2016), and Robert Hirsch’s textbooks on color and digital photography. Her handmade books and prints are in the collections of the Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and the private collections of Lucy Lippard, Sol Lewitt, and Bela Kalman, to name a few.
Blacklow has served on the Board of Directors of the Photographic Resource Center (1987-1992) and was president of the local Artists’ Call Against US Intervention in Central America. She was an active member of the Guatemala Solidarity Committee and has been volunteering for over two decades in Central America and Cuba.
A specialist in non-silver photography, printmaking, and book arts, Blacklow holds a BFA in painting from Boston University and a MFA in photography from the Visual Studies Workshop. She teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Tufts University. Her work, more about her book and background, can be seen at www.laurablacklow.com.