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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 February 24, 2024 – 10am – 1pm
with Dale Rio, photographic artist and co-founder of The Halide Project

PRC Member names will be collected for the lottery until 11:59pm on February 21st, 2024.
To enter the lottery, email your name and phone number to programs@prcboston.org

In addition to her fine art and commercial photography, Dale Rio worked as a master darkroom printer (both black and white and color) for nearly a decade, has taught workshops at various art and photo centers since 2018, served as editor-in-chief at Black Graves Media for six years, and has curated exhibitions for Halide and independently for more than a decade. In addition to her work with The Halide Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the continued practice and appreciation of film and historic process photography, she is owner of Point A to Point B: analog explorations, a print publication featuring travel- and place-based analog work, and founder of Lux et Libera: women at the intersection of light and chemistry, an initiative seeking to recognize women at the intersection of light and chemistry.

ONLINE March 9, 2024 – 10am – 1pm
with Gordon Wilkins, Curator of American Art at the Addison Gallery, Phillips Academy

PRC Member names will be collected for the lottery until 11:59pm on March 3rd, 2024.
To enter the lottery, email your name and phone number to programs@prcboston.org

Gordon Wilkins oversees the care, exhibition, and growth of the Addison’s world-renowned collection of American art across media with a particular focus on the art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He has curated numerous exhibitions on a broad array of topics ranging from European-American perceptions of the natural world in the nineteenth century to 1970s Bay Area conceptual photography. He was also the curator of the critically acclaimed Rosamond Purcell: Nature Stands Aside, the first retrospective exhibition devoted to this pioneering photographer and conceptual artist. The accompanying publication, edited by Wilkins, was named one of “this season’s outstanding art books” by Bookforum and was highlighted by Lucy Sante as one of the best photography books of 2022 in the New York Times.

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 28th, 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
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