fall 2002 - summer 2003 exhibition program

2002 PRC Benefit Auction

September 13 – October 26, 2002
The PRC hosted its annual auction event, teaming up with auction house Skinner to present the most important fundraising event of the year. The live auction took place on November 7, 2002. Works by Susan Meiselas, Arno Minkkinen, Barbara Norfleet, Jerry Uelsmann, and many more were included.

American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection
November 22, 2002 – January 26, 2003
American Perspectives provided a rare opportunity to see a cross-section of the historic 23,000-item Polaroid collection via a collaboratively presented show hosted by the Boston University Art Gallery and the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. After opening at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and traveling to 3 prestigious Japanese venues, this blockbuster opened appropriately in the home of Polaroid. This unique corporate collection and exhibition highlighted the evolution of Polaroid techniques as utilized by photographers and artists alike from the 1950s to the 1990s, and included a range of various Polaroid processes. American Perspectives featured masters of the last half century: Ansel Adams, Dawoud Bey, Nancy Burson, Chuck Close, David Levinthal, Olivia Parker, Aaron Siskind, Lucas Samaras, Andy Warhol, and Carrie Mae Weems. Each venue presented a selection of around 40 images and each highlighted a different variation of the idea of "instant imaging.” BUAG featured portraits and the PRC featured borrowed and manipulated images. To view images of the installation, please click here.

March 28 – April 13, 2003
Exactly as the title sounded, the PRC invited members to come hang their work at the PRC's new location. No curator, no jury. Over 250 photographers—ranging from well-known luminaries to local high school students—helped to inaugurate the PRC's walls. At the end of February 2003, the PRC moved to a new, street-level, storefront home at 832 Commonwealth Avenue, just blocks from its former basement facility. In a continuation of its longtime support of the independent non-profit organization, Boston University identified, renovated, and provided the new facility for the PRC. Located across from the Boston University Art Gallery and adjacent to the 808 Gallery, this highly visible site rounds out what is a burgeoning cultural district. The new address represents the PRC's fourth "on-campus" home since it became affiliated with the University circa 1979. Click here to see images of the PRC's move and here to see images of the installation.
Robert Arnold: New Media Works
April 25 – May 4, 2003
The PRC introduced the compelling film and video work of Robert Arnold, an Associate Professor of Film at Boston University, in his first solo show. Exploring the very nature of the cinematic and the optical, Arnold began his interest in time-based media in part through photography. Often humorous, Arnold's mesmerizing looped pieces playfully toy with viewer's perception. Curated by PRC Curator Leslie K. Brown, the exhibition featured several of his innovative video works, including The Morphology of Desire (1999), a morphing of romance novel covers projected onto a wall; Triptych (2000), a street scene study shot over 24 hours; a new piece, Zeno's Paradox (2003), a twist on the philosopher's suggestion that motion and change are impossible; as well as a video lounge of past pieces. This show represented the second time the PRC joined together in celebrating the biennial Boston Cyberarts Festival since it began in 1999. To view stills from the works, please click here.
2003 PRC Student Members' Exhibition
May 9 – June 1, 2003
This year's exhibition featured work selected by the following 11 Institutional Plus Members of the PRC: Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston University, Hallmark Institute of Photography, Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Newbury College, New England School of Photography, Northeastern University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and Wellesley College. For more information on the student exhibition and Institutional membership of the PRC, please click here.

2003 PRC Members' Exhibition
June 20 – July 27, 2003
Each year, the PRC hosts a juried exhibition with a nationally-renowned juror. This year, guest juror Chris Enos, artist, educator, and founder of the PRC, selected 15 photographers out of over 125 submissions. The 8th annual members' exhibition included work by Melonie Bennett, John Chervinsky, Phyllis Crowley, Tony DeBone, Erik Gould, Bob Gulley, M. Alyssa Jones, Frazier King, Stefanie Klavens, Evie Lovett, Neeta Kumari Madahar, Rebecca Sittler, Guillermo Srodek-Hart, Sonia Targontsidis, and Wayne Welke. For more information on the juried exhibition and becoming a member of the PRC, please click here.