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ONWARD: After nearly 40 years, the PRC is moving

As you may know, Boston University has generously hosted the Photographic Resource Center on Commonwealth Avenue and other locations on its campus since 1979, nearly 40 years.

Last month, the University informed the PRC that they will renovate and re-purpose the building that is our current home for a new bookstore. The work will commence this summer. As a result, the PRC must find and move to a new location off campus as of July 1st. Moving news does not come as a complete surprise; the University has told us in the past that at some point we would need to move and we've been working on plans and making inquires. We're well into mapping out and finalizing our transition strategy and investigating options for our next steps. See our Press Release here >>>.


The PRC turns 40 in 2016!

The PRC was incorporated as a non-profit on October 6, 1976. To celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2016, we planned several special exhibitions & events, including the anniversary edition of EXPOSURE this past spring and a fun and festive birthday party in June. Read our thank you note regarding the party here. There are still ways you can celebrate and support the PRC during this momentum, learn more here!

The PRC Print Program continues

There are close to 30 artists available in our limited edition, affordable benefit Print Program and the available slate can be seen here. Prints can be viewed with an appointment, just send us an email with what you'd like to see. Several editions recently sold out and many have 3 or fewer prints remaining. All proceeds benefit the PRC and its programs. EXPLORE the PRC's Print Program here >>>


The PRC is currently all-volunteer. As we work on rebuilding, we continue to provide excellent shows and programs. Join and support us by attending various events, renewing your membership, and consider making a donation! If you have interest in photography and community, contact us at and join our group on Facebook.



5x5: A Celebration of the Square and A Unique Exhibition of Affordable Photography
February 3 - February 25, 2017
Closing Reception: February 25, 2-4pm

This is a unique and fun exhibition of affordable square works made to be sold. From a call to members and the public, this show will include digital or traditional prints in *only* square 5 x 5 inch format, connecting with the PRC's square logo and medium format. 5 x 5" (max) prints will be for sale for $50 to honor the PRC's next major milestone and proceeds split 50/50. Sales will go to benefit the PRC and its programs. Work will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the show.  A required form is available on the PRC website >>>.


2007 PRC Student Exhibition 
March 10 - April 15, 2017
Opening March 16th, Thursday, 5:30-8pm

This yearly exhibition honors the rich tradition of photography in the New England area and features work from the PRC's Institutional Member Schools. For the 15th Annual show this year, 15-20 schools and programs from across the region will be showcased.

EXPOSURE 2017: The 21st Annual PRC Juried Exhibition
April 28 - June 10, 2017
Opening May 4th
, Thursday, 5:30-8pm

JUROR: Sarah Kennel, The Bryne Family Curator of Photography at the Peabody Essex Museum
Deadline for Submission: February 26, 2017

The PRC is thrilled to announce its annual juried show and esteemed juror: Sarah Kennel, The Bryne Family Curator of Photography at the Peabody Essex Museum. We invite entries for EXPOSURE: The 21st Annual PRC Juried Exhibition and seeks a broad range of work, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography.  The PRC's renowned annual juried exhibition showcases and honors emerging and midcareer photographers from across the country.  Since its inception in 1996, over 340 artists have displayed several images from their respective series on the PRC's gallery walls.  More info and link to CAFE to submit to EXPOSURE 2017 >>>


Nights at the PRC
Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Artist Host: Suzanne Revy
Theme: "SQUARE FORMAT: Open Theme" - sign up soon!

This Night welcomes work made using the square format, in any genre or topic...the theme is open-ended!  Do you utilize a medium format camera of any kind (Hasselblad, Mamiya, twin-lens, Polaroid, Kodak Instamatic, or plastic) for your practice? Then consider signing up to share your work and/or attending this exciting Night held in conjunction with our current exhibition, "5x5: A Celebration of the Square & Exhibition of Affordable Photography."

MORE INFO on how to SIGN UP, themes, hosts, and upcoming "Nights" HERE >>>


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