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About PRC

The PRC Mission

The Photographic Resource Center is a dynamic, membership-based organization exploring, interpreting and celebrating the photographic arts. We host exhibitions, presentations and gatherings that support the creation and understanding of light-based media. We inspire our members, educational institutions, and the photography community with new work, ideas and methods.

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.