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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.



Stay tuned for exciting news about the PRC's move, a new website, and Fall 2017 programmimg!


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

The PRC is thrilled to announce its annual juried show and esteemed juror: Sarah Kennel, The Byrne Family Curator of Photography at the Peabody Essex MuseumThe PRC's renowned annual juried exhibition showcases and honors emerging and midcareer photographers from across the country.

2017 Selected PhotographersHannah Bates, Ashley Comer, James Cooper, Heidi Fancher, Tom Gearty, Ellie Ivanova, Gregory Jundanian, Priya Kambli, Brian Kaplan, Molly Lamb, Kimberly Llerena, Greer Muldowney, George Nobechi, Camilo Ramirez.


Nights at the PRC

Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Artist host: Sarah Pollman
Theme: Open theme
- sign up soon!

This Night welcomes work of any subject or process.  Do you wish to have feedback on a body of work and help in your process or practice? Then consider signing up to share your work and/or attending this exciting Night, the last held in our current space! Artist and PRC volunteer extraordinaire Sarah Pollman is our host and her work spans a range of subjects and processes. A practicing artist, educator, and critic, Pollman earned her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Currently, she is faculty at Emerson College, Montserrat College of Art, and Tufts University. Come chat photo and see our current exhibition, EXPOSURE: The 21st Annual Juried Exhibition.



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