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PRC Portfolio Reviews

PRC Portfolio Reviews are a Members benefit scheduled 6-10 times per year with photography professionals throughout the industry including gallerists, curators, and publishers. Members in good standing are eligible to apply for one complimentary portfolio review annually. Due to the popularity of this member benefit and the limited time that our guest reviewers have, appointments are made by lottery. PRC Members submit their name and 6 names are selected for each PRC portfolio review event.

Upcoming PRC Portfolio Reviews:

ONLINE April 20, 2024 – 10am – 1pm
with David DeMelim, Managing Director, RI Center for Photographic Arts

PRC Member names will be collected for the lottery until 11:59pm on April 13th, 2024.
To enter the lottery, email your name and phone number to programs@prcboston.org

David DeMelim is the founder and managing director of the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts in Providence, RI. David also pursues parallel explorations in printmaking and photography. He earned a BFA from the University of Rhode Island, studying with Bart Parker and Chris Cordes, and has been involved in advancing computer driven printing technology. With a focus on the built landscape and its human connections, DeMelim considers form, weight and proximity in his compositions. He is not interested in capturing a “Kodak moment, but rather a syncopated succession of moments that combine to recall or define an event.” Much of his work explores an image’s ability to fix a memory through the use of multiple layers and paired images.

ONLINE May 4, 2024 – 10am – 1pm
with Cheryl Newman, artist and independent curator

PRC Member names will be collected for the lottery until 11:59pm on April 27th, 2024.
To enter the lottery, email your name and phone number to programs@prcboston.org

Cheryl Newman is an artist and independent curator of photography living in London. Curatorial commissions include, We Feed the World, a global photographic project documenting the lives of family and peasant farmers for exhibition and book publication. PondyPHOTO: Water, public arts festival in Pondicherry, India; 209 Women, all the female MPs in the UK Parliament were photographed by women to celebrate 100 years of suffrage and co-curated a show of feminist photography for PHOTO WIENS, Vienna, Austria, 2022. For more than fifteen years she was the Photography Director of the award-winning Telegraph Magazine where she raised the profile of the magazine and commissioned smart, inventive photography across all genres. She serves on international juries including as
consultant and judge for The Moran Prize for Contemporary Photography, Sydney, Australia, 2015-2019, The Eugene Smith Grant’, jury 2019 and the UK Press Awards 2023 and she was the chair of the RPS Photography Awards 2017-2019 and is on the advisory board for the Ian Parry Photojournalism Grant. Cheryl has an MA in Photography Arts from the University of Westminster and is an associate lecturer at UAL, and Southbank University, London.

Past Portfolio Reviewers:

Erin Becker, Director, Cambridge Art Association
Jessica Burko, Creative Director, Photographic Resource Center
Nancy Burns, Curator, Worcester Art Museum
Erin Carey, Academic Director, New England School of Photography
Lisa Crossman, Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum
Carrie Cushman, Davis Museum
Jeannie Dale, Curator and Gallery Manager, Leica Gallery Boston.
Steven Duede, Founder, Principal, and Curator of Aspect Initiative
Shana Dumont Garr, Curator, Fruitlands Museum
Julie Grahame, Publisher of aCurator.com
Karen Harvey, Creative Director, Shutter Hub
Frances Jakubek, Photographer, curator, co-founder of A Yellow Rose Project
Arlette Kayafas, Owner, Gallery Kayafas
Bruce Myren, Photographer, educator, and Executive Director, Photographic Resource Center 2018
Dale Rio, photographic artist and co-founder of The Halide Project
Jessica Roscio, Director and Curator of Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University
Dana Salvo, Owner, Clark Gallery
Emily Schiffer, Photographer, educator, and Creative Director of We, Women
Dana Smith, Photographer and Educator
Aline Smithson, Founder, LENSCRATCH
Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography 2006-2021
Lisa Volpe, Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Gordon Wilkins, Curator of American Art at the Addison Gallery, Phillips Academy