Archive for October 20, 2008

PRC in BOSTON: Lecture by Barbara Crane, 10/27

Photographic Resource Center’s POLAROID SPOTLIGHT LECTURE: Barbara Crane
Thursday, October 23, 7pm
$10 Members/$15 Non-Members/$5 Full-time
Students/Free for Students of Institutional Members
Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Barbara Crane has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to experimentation and innovation in content, technique, materials, and formats. During her prolific career, Crane has continually re-invented/directed the nature of her work seeking new ways to plumb photography’s creative potential.

Crane has been awarded multiple National Endowment for the Arts Grants as well as a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Her work was the subject of 7 retrospectives, over 75 solo exhibitions, and more than 200 group exhibitions.

The Polaroid Spotlight Lecture is sponsored by the Land Fund of the Polaroid Foundation

Guest accommodations are generously provided by the Hotel Commonwealth, official hotel sponsor of the Photographic Resource Center’s Lecture Series


phone: 617-975-0600

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“Dialogue among Giants: Carleton Watkins and the Rise of Photography in California” Exhibition opens at the Getty Museum in LA; Rebecca Solnit and Mark Klett Lecture 10/30

Dialogue among Giants: Carleton Watkins and the Rise of Photography in California
Exhibition dates: October 14, 2008–March 1, 2009
The Getty Center
Carleton Watkins arrived in California in 1850, when the gold rush and the medium of photography were both young. He captured stunning views of the frontier West—the gorges of Yosemite and the crags of the Pacific shore, the hills of San Francisco and the farming fields of Southern California. The exhibition explores how Watkins harnessed the elements of visual form to create iconic and beautiful photographs, and how he engaged in a visual dialogue with other pioneering landscape photographers of the 1800s.

Learn more about this exhibition here.

See all events related to this exhibition here.

Admission to the Getty Center is FREE. For visitor information, see information on planning a visit or call (310) 440-7300. All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Reservations are required for performances, lectures, seminars, and courses.


Stillness and Restlessness: Watkins, Muybridge, and Landscape Photography in 19th-Century California

Artist Mark Klett, who has worked extensively re-photographing 19th-century western masters, and writer and Muybridge scholar Rebecca Solnit offer their own dialogue about the complex particulars of making landscape photographs in the 19th-century Far West.

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

(Note: Visit the website to make a reservation for this presentation.)

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