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About PRC

The PRC Mission

The Photographic Resource Center (PRC) is a collaborative, nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting, interpreting and advancing photographic art and lens-based media. The PRC is dedicated to the creation and nurturing of exceptional photography through public arts programming, exhibitions, lectures and educational opportunities. The PRC is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community to advance photographic art and ideas to all.

A Brief History

The Photographic Resource Center was founded in 1976 by photographers Chris Enos and Carl Chiarenza. Beginning as a monthly newsletter, the PRC provided the Boston area with calendar listings of local photography shows and events. At the time, such listings were not included in general arts coverage and the newsletter was seen as an important resource for the photography community. The first PRC Executive Director was Chris Enos followed by Stan Trecker. Throughout the four-plus decades of the organization other prominent members of the photography community have stepped into that role including John Parker, Jim Fitts, Terrence Morash, Glen Ruga, and Bruce Myren. For many years the PRC was housed at Boston University. In 2017 through the dedicated efforts of current PRC Board President John Bunzick, then Director Bruce Myren, and 2014–19 Lesley University College of Art + Design Dean Richard Zauft, the PRC became a Resident Partner at Lesley University’s College of Art and Design which continues as the current location of the PRC office, exhibitions, and all programming events. All programming is open to the public.