About the PRC

Mission Statement
The Photographic Resource Center (PRC) is a vital forum for the exploration, interpretation, and celebration of new work, ideas, and methods in photography. We inspire our members and the broader community with thought-provoking exhibits, educational programs, and resources that support the advancement of the photographic arts.

New England's
Center for Photography

Founded in 1976, the Photographic Resource Center (PRC) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located on the campus of Boston University. Cited by the Boston Globe as "one-stop shopping for the photo buff," the PRC provides its members and the general public with thought-provoking exhibitions; distinctive education programs; wide-ranging resources; and unique special events.

Exhibitions
Emphasizing new ideas and trends in contemporary photography, the PRC’s gallery hosts several exhibitions each year. Ranging from provocative theme-based exhibitions to the highly-anticipated juried and student exhibitions, the PRC’s exhibition programs will keep you coming back for more.

Education
Led by regional and national photography luminaries, regular PRC education programs include lectures and portfolio reviews, as well as tours for school and community groups. Featured program leaders have included Tina Barney, Bruce Davidson, Andres Serrano, Larry Fink, Duane Michals, and William Wegman.

Resources
The PRC’s constantly expanding resources are designed to keep its community members apprised of photography information and happenings. Resource highlights include this comprehensive website, a newsletter, and a 4,000 volume library.

Watch Video of 35 Year History of PRC

PRC Video

Click above to watch this video presented for the first time at the PRC Gala on November 9, 2010.

PRC video
Kristi Wedertz and Eric Corriveau, two graduates from the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University, spent several weeks in late 2008 photographing PRC activities and produced this short film. It provides an introduction to the PRC and what we offer to our members.

 




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The Photographic Resource Center is acclaimed for its exhibitions. Photograph from Framed 2013 by Collier Heights.

Bruce Davidson spoke to a crowd close to 350 strong as a part of our Master Lecture Series. Photograph by Andrew McFarland.

library
The Aaron Siskind Library contans over 4,000 volumes.