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Join us July 30 for The Curated Shed

Documentary Matters Summer Projections and Barbeque

The Curated Shed

Hosted by Social Documentary Network and Digital Silver Imaging

Tuesday, July 30
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Projections begin at 8:00 pm
61 Potter Street, Concord, MA
(At the home of Glenn Ruga and Barbara Ayotte)
Rain date: Thursday, August 1

Join us for the first Curated Shed—a summertime potluck barbeque and projections of your work. We will grill up chicken, veggie burgers, and vegetables from our garden. Please bring anything else you want to contribute—beer, wine, salad, desserts, etc. We’ll also provide all the paper goods, ice, and some beer and wine to get started.

If you would like your documentary photos to be considered for inclusion in the projections, please send the following via WeTransfer.com* to info@socialdocumentary.net:

  • Up to six jpgs, 1500 pixels in one dimension. The final number we include 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, e.g., 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 work, if appropriate. Also include your phone number and email.
  • Please send by July 23.

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

Prior to July 30, we will send out a list of photographers included in the projections.

The evening begins at 6:30 pm. The projections will begin at 8:00 pm (or when dark enough).

Let us know if you are coming

Just so we know how many people to plan for, please sign up on this form. We will also use your email to contact you if we need to reschedule because of rain.

Directions and parking

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

By 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, with return trains at 7:53, 9:15, and 10:20. The round trip fare between Porter/Boston and Concord is $18.50 (ouch!).

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 few 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.

SDN and DSI July Special!

SDN is running a 40% discount through July 31 for new or renewal exhibits. Click here to find out more. If you create a new exhibit or renew in July, you will also receive a 15% discount at Digital Silver Imaging on color and black and white digital printing and finishing services.