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PRC Portfolio Reviews Online with Dale Rio

    ONLINE February 24, 2024 – 10am – 1pm

    PRC Members: submit your name to the lottery to be selected as one of the six members to receive a portfolio review with Dale Rio. Send your name and phone number to
    Names will be collected until 11:59pm on February 21st, 2024.

    The PRC Portfolio Review Series is a free benefit of PRC membership and one review is allotted to each current member once per programming year (September through August). In each portfolio review event six members will be granted reviews and will be selected via lottery.

    This is an opportunity to individually discuss your work with professionals in the arts including curators, gallerists, critics, photographers, and more. Reviewers bring a wide variety of experience, aesthetic sense, focus, and expertise. To get the most benefit from your portfolio review, check the particular reviewer’s background and request to meet with those who best fit the art and objectives of your work. Each review is 20-minutes long. To make the best use of your review, select a number of images from one or two series. Think about what you want out of the session, and let the reviewer know so you can get the most value from the experience. Members are asked to arrive 5 minutes prior to the scheduled review time.

    Dale Rio is a photographic artist and co-founder of The Halide Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the continued practice and appreciation of film and historic process photography. Based in the Kensington neighborhood in Philadelphia, The Halide Project serves the local and global photography communities through exhibitions, educational programming, collaborations with other organizations, and a community darkroom that features B&W and alternative/historic process facilities.

    Rio’s photographic work explores issues such as mortality, human constructs, and man’s relationship with the natural world. Utilizing film and historic photographic processes, Rio employs “straight” photography to document the world around her and also creates conceptual imagery in response to that world. Her work has been shown extensively in the US, as well as in England, Germany, and New Zealand/Aotearoa, and has been reproduced in countless publications. She has authored one book and co-authored a second. Rio received a BA in Studio Art and Russian Literature from Smith College and an MFA in Photography with a minor in Printmaking from Pratt Institute.  Rio has been awarded a Fulbright Travel Grant and the Miguel Vinciguerra Grant, received a Windgate Scholarship to study the Daguerreotype process, and attended residencies at Penland School of Craft, the Studios at Mass MoCA, the Farmington Valley Arts Center, and BioArt Society at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Finland.

    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, 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.