Curated Shed 2023

Fundraiser for the Incarceration Issue of ZEKE Magazine

The Curated Shed Returns
Reception and Projections (of your work!)
Now scheduled for Sunday, October 8 on account of weather

Curated Shed

Join us for the second Curated Shed—a fall gathering at the home of Glenn Ruga and Barbara Ayotte in Concord, Mass. with the Boston area photo community to celebrate documentary photography.

Submit your documentary work for projections and/or attend and sit back and watch while sharing food, drink, and company with fellow documentary enthusiasts. Submitted work will be projected on a shed in our backyard.

Sunday October 8 
5:30-7:30 pm
Projections begin at 6:30 pm
$10 minimum donation requested
hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, soft drinks
Bring warm clothes if it is a chilly night!

Advance registration required to attend and to show work. 
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It is not required to attend to submit work for projections.

If you are not able to attend The Curated Shed but would like to make a donation to support the Incarceration Issue of ZEKE, please click button below.
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Incarceration issue of ZEKEYour donations will help support the Incarceration Issue of ZEKE magazine. This special issue of ZEKE features seven photo essays on incarceration in the U.S. in addition to articles by incarcerated writers including "Open Eyes in Hidden Places" by April Harris and "Incarceration of a Nation" by Christopher Blackwell.

Christoper Blackwell, guest editor for this issue of ZEKE, will also speak prior to the projections from the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, WA where he is serving a 45-year prison sentence for taking another human’s life during a drug robbery--something he takes full accountability for. His writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Boston Globe, HuffPost, Marshall Project, Insider, Jewish Currents, BuzzFeed, The Appeal, and many more, and he is currently working on a book about solitary confinement. 

How to submit your documentary work for the projections
If you would like your documentary photos to be considered for inclusion in the projections, please send your images via* by Sunday, October 1 to

  • Up to six jpgs, at least 1500 pixels in one dimension. The final number we will include in the projects will be determined by the total number of entries we receive.
  • Label each file beginning with your last name followed by a number in the order you want them to appear, eg, bourke-white_01.jpg, bourke-white_02.jpg, etc.
  • Include a text file with your name as you would like it to appear, followed by a title of the series, if appropriate. 
  • Please fill out the above registration form and indicate that are submitting work. If you have already filled out the form and did not say you are presenting work, please resubmit the form.

*If you prefer sending with another FTP service such as Dropbox, just make sure to send it in a way that does not require us to have an account to use it. (We don’t have a Dropbox account.)

We reserve the right to not include work if the quality is not sufficient for projections, or is not documentary—loosely defined.

Prior to October 7, we will send out a list of photographers included in the projections.

All donations of $75 or more will receive:

  • A 50% discount for a one- or two-year subscription to ZEKE magazine. If you are already a subscriber and take advantage of this offer, we will extend your subscription accordingly.
  • A 15% discount at Digital Silver Imaging.
After making a contribution, we will send you information on redeeming these offers.


Directions and Parking

If you drive, just follow your GPS. We are on the left side towards the end of a one-way street — 61 Potter Street, Concord.  

Since we are on a narrow one-way street, the parking can get tight, but there should be room as long as everyone parks on our side (the left side) of the street. That means you need to go to the end of the street, turn around in a driveway, and park on our side. What needs to be avoided is parking on both sides of the street and not allowing enough room for emergency vehicles to get through—in case the projector explodes, causes a fire, and the Concord Fire Department needs to come visit us. If you find there is no room on Potter Street, you can park on Fairhaven, which is the street you will be on before ours, and it is just a 3 minute walk to our house. Any place that is not blocking a driveway or fire hydrant is fair game. If you arrive early and there is space in our driveway, feel free to use it. 

If you prefer public transportation, you can take the Commuter Rail – Fitchburg Line to Concord (not West Concord). From there, it is less than a 15-minute walk. There are plenty of trains arriving in Concord from Boston and Cambridge in the early evening. Going home, the trains are more limited. 

We look forward to seeing you!


The Curated Shed is sponsored by Digital Silver Imaging

Digital Silver Imaging