Scenes from Boston – The Somerville Second Line in Harvard Square

Somerville Second Line

Somerville Second Line

Somerville Second Line

 

Somerville Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band performing in Harvard Square last night.

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Scenes from Boston – The Somerville Second Line in Harvard Square

Photograping at The Photographic Resource Center

One of my side projects as of late has been photographing and volunteering at events for the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. If you’re unfamiliar with the organization, I highly recommend browsing their website as they offer a fantastic range of photography-related events and resources. Within the last month I photographed an informal critique on street photography, a lecture on collecting photography, and a lecture by photographer Catherine Wagner.

Click on the photos below for many more photos from each event, and definitely check out their website and list of events!

 

Street Night – September 28, 2011

“These free, informally structured programs foster a sense of community with photographers, PRC members, and students by offering an opportunity to share images and insights about particular topics in contemporary photographic practice. Presenters bring prints or show images on their own laptops, and are asked to make a brief statement about their work.” – PRC website

image of artist Keith Prue

 

Vintage and Modern: Workshop on Collecting Photography with Alice Zimet – October 13, 2011

“Alice Zimet conducted this fun, social, and informative workshop focusing on collecting photography, with a particular spotlight on the PRC 2011 Benefit Auction pieces. Karen Haas, the Lane Collection Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, led a tour of highlights from the live auction.

Attendees gained a greater understanding of the photography marketplace and the proper tools to become thoughtful photography collectors.” – PRC

Alice Zimet

 

Catherine Wagner: Photographs and Public Projects – October 19, 2011

“Catherine Wagner presented the last thirty years of her work, concentrating on projects of the last decade.” – PRC

Catherine Wagner and Attendees

Photograping at The Photographic Resource Center

SoWa Open Market

Every Sunday during the summer, a few parking lots in the South End of Boston are overtaken by arts and crafts vendors, a farmer’s market, and a vintage market. These markets, plus bevy of food trucks, make up the SoWa Open Market. Today was summer perfection: high 70s and sunny, the perfect weather for a trip down to the South End.

a view of the South End of Boston

The walk from Back Bay to SoWa took me through one of my favorite parts of the city. The brownstones are reminiscent of those in New York City, and the area has a calm that isn’t found in most of Boston. People were out walking their dogs, spending time with family, and enjoying the sun. The light was fantastic.

a roof with a garden framed by the sky

doorstep

doorstep

person framed by an open window

The market was busy when I arrived and I was tempted by the many different jewelry stands, but I spent most of my time in the vintage market. The colors and textures were what most caught my eye:

vintage fabric

vintage fabric

two vintage chairs in front of a brick wall

leather shoes on a wood floor

If you’re in the market for anything vintage, hand-crafted, or fresh from the earth, definitely check out the SoWa markets. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Information on SoWa Open Markets

SoWa Open Market