Archive for April 22, 2008

Lecture/Booksigning in Boston on May 8th at the PRC for NONFICTION: Photographs by Nubar Alexanian From the Film Sets of Erroll Morris

From the PRC Website:

NONFICTION: Photographs by Nubar Alexanian From the Film Sets of Errol Morris
Thursday, May 8, 7pm
BU’s Kenmore Classroom Building, Auditorium 101, 565 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Join Nubar Alexanian for a discussion of his new book, which chronicles his 15-year collaboration with Erroll Morris, an Oscar award winning and Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker. Morris is known for creating compelling dramatic reenactments in his documentary films to illustrate actual events. These reenactments, although staged, allow the viewer to more fully experience the details of the events. Alexanian, a documentary photographer, has created still images used in and from several films, including Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control; Mr. Death; the First Person series; and Morris’s current film, Standard Operating Procedure, about the now-famous photographs of torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib. Not only does the book NONFICTION record the two artists’ collaboration, it also investigates the nature of truth and observation as well as our understanding about what it means to bare witness.

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PRC Annual Portfolio Review Day in Boston: Deadline to apply May 3, event held June 22

The PRC’s annual Portfolio Review Day approaches! PRE-REGISTRATION by MAY 3rd IS REQUIRED!

From the website:

“Sunday, June 22, 10am-5:30pm
Boston University’s George Sherman Union, GSU Backcourt, 1st Floor behind the Food Court, 775 Commonwealth Avenue (Please note that this is not being held at the PRC Gallery)
Members: $200 for 6 reviews, $100 for 3 reviews, $35 for a single review
Non-Members: $275 for 6 reviews, $140 for 3 reviews, $45 for a single review

One of the PRC’s most anticipated programs, the Annual Portfolio Review Day is back! In order to accommodate the increased demand for this program, the PRC has doubled the number of reviewers available to see your work. This is an opportunity to have your work reviewed by some of the most influential photography professionals from the region. Learn from industry professionals how to improve and refine your portfolio, and take your photography to the next level. The PRC has also increased the scope of its informal portfolio sharing held during the event, which provides a great opportunity to network with peers, both old and new. Registration Information

  • Pre-registration is required. Due to the high demand for the Annual Portfolio Review Day, registration is by lottery only.
  • To apply for registration please submit a completed registration form with method of payment. Registration application forms must be received at the PRC by May 3, 2008
  • Registration forms will be drawn at random until all available slots are full and reviewers will be assigned at random. Participants will then be notified of their application status
  • Registration application payments will not be processed until you are notified of the status of your application form
  • Refunds are not available.
  • Click on the image of the application form on the website to download the registration form. Completed forms can be submitted by mail or fax to Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Attn: Portfolio Review Day, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Or by fax at 617.975.0606.”
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    This Thursday in Houston: AGE MATTERS, A Conversation About Age & New Media

    From the e-blast from FOTOFEST:

    AGE MATTERS: A Conversation About Age & New Media


    Why has it been a neglected area of inquiry in the arts? How does age matter in the production of new media?

    This panel will utilize age as a lens for discussing cutting-edge artistic engagements with new media.




    Moderated by WENDY WATRISS, Artistic Director and Co-Founder, FotoFest

    Thursday, April 24th, 5:30 p.m. at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, HoustonTX 77002 (MAP)

    Free and open to the public

    Co-Sponsored by DiverseWorks and the Program in Art History, School of Art, University of Houston

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    A Few Recent Magazine Articles (and one current show) Of Note

    Cover story of current Art On Paper: WHO ARE YOU LOOKING AT? Fifteen Photography Specialists Respond

    Cover story of March ARTNews: THE NEW ABSTRACT PHOTO

    Cover story, Art section of last Sunday’s New York Times on Robb Kendrick (with Interactive feature too):


    Cover story, April Art + Auction: THINKING INSIDE THE BOX

    Same issue:  CHAIRPERSON, illustrated by Laurie Lambrecht (from her long-time collaboration with Robert Wilson)

    From the April issue of SEED:  DESIGN AND THE ELASTIC MIND

    (Exhibition on view until May 12 at MoMA – NOT TO BE MISSED!)

    From NYT, by the inventor of The View-master:  THE BODY IN DEPTH

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    SAM ABELL to lecture at The Griffin Museum, Saturday April 26th

    In conjunction with his upcoming two-day workshop at the Griffin, SAM ABELL will give a public lecture “The Photographic Life” at 7 p.m.  This event is sponsored by Canon.  Griffin Museum members: $5.00, non-members $10.00 and full time students are FREE.  

    Sam’s lectures are memorable, as are his workshops – don’t miss this talk, and call to inquire as to space available in the workshop.  From the Griffin website:

    “PUBLISHING THE PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK” 2-day workshop with National Geographic photographer, Sam Abell, Leah Bendavid-Val, writer, curator and Director of Photography Publishing at National Geographic Books, and graphic designer/photographer Mim Adkins. The workshop is geared to photographers who have a well-developed body of work, who wish to refine the work and move toward book production. The workshop is limited to 15 people and will take place at Northeastern. Early registration required; call to confirm availability.  Members $200 Nonmembers $250″

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