fall 2005 - summer 2006 exhibition program

2005 PRC Benefit Auction

September 16 October 23, 2005
This annual show and auction included over 200 contemporary and vintage photographs, including works from Olivia Parker, Doc Edgerton, Julia Margaret Cameron, among many others. Live auction and silent auction works were on display at the PRC and 808 Galleries respectively and then auctioned off on October 28 to benefit the PRC and its programming. To see images of the event, please click here.

Group Portrait
November 18, 2005 January 22, 2006
This exhibition spotlighted emerging and mid-career photographers who engaged and challenged the genre of narrative and group portraiture. Curated by PRC Curator Leslie K. Brown, Group Portrait featured artists Julie Blackmon, Ben Gest, Jessica Todd Harper, Amy Montali, and Sage Sohier. Many referenced painting, theater, and composite photography in arrangement, lighting, large scale, and method. Within their groupings, these artists, all of whom use their own family and friends, investigated ideas of the self and the group as well as the dynamics of relationships and situations, simultaneously real, created, or somewhere in-between. For the special online component of the show, please click here.

DOCUMENT: Contemporary Social Documentary Work from Greater Boston February 2 March 26, 2006
This exhibition showcased recent social documentary work from Boston and on Boston through the eyes of nine emerging and early mid-career photographers. Curated by PRC Curator Leslie K. Brown, DOCUMENT highlighted a new generation of regional documentary photographers by considering a variety of projects as well as approaches to social documentary and the "document." Perhaps most importantly, the show also considered what we can do after the picture is taken. Photographers featured were Mariliana Arvelo and James Patten, Claire Beckett, Suzi Camarata, Chris Churchill, Lisa Kessler, Surendra Lawoti, Michael Manning, and Amber Davis Tourlentes. DOCUMENT was held in conjunction with the Boston University Art Gallery's exhibition A Photographic Portrait of Boston, 1840-1865 ( through April 2, 2006).  This exhibition featured early, historic photographs taken by Boston photographers of Boston and Bostonians from four major Boston archives.  For the special online component to this show, please click here. To read the Boston Globe review, please click here.

Greetings from MY Boston
February 1 March 26, 2006
Coinciding with DOCUMENT , this special presentation, which was in the storefront windows of the PRC, featured a project led by architects and artists Gretchen Schneider and Erika Zekos and produced by Student Apprentices from the Citizen Schools Eighth Grade Academy after-school program and the 4th Presbyterian Music and Arts Program. The middle-schoolers created unique photographic postcards about their homes in Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale, South Boston, and Roxbury. For more information, please click here.

2006 PRC Student Members' Exhibition
April 7 May 7, 2006
The 5th annual student exhibition featured over 100 photographs by students from New England universities and colleges that were current Institutional Plus Members of the PRC. The 2006 show featured student work juried by the following area photography programs: Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; Boston University; Endicott College; Emerson College; 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; Simmons College; University of Massachusetts at Lowell; University of New Hampshire; and Wellesley College. For more information on the student exhibition and Institutional membership of the PRC, please click here.

2006 PRC Members' Exhibition
May 26 July 2, 2006
Each year, the PRC hosts a juried exhibition with a nationally-renowned juror. Jeanine Fijol, Photo Editor of Photo District News (PDN), juried the 11th Annual PRC Members' Exhibition, selecting 12 photographers out of 268 entries. Artists featured were Elizabeth Albert, Hannah Smith Allen, Ri Anderson, Michael Cirelli, Kerry Stuart Coppin, Margarida Correia, Katherine Cummings, Nicolaus Czarnecki, Surendra Lawoti, Sam Sweezy, Bob O'Connor, and Julia Sapir. For more information on the juried exhibition and becoming a member of the PRC, please click here. To see installation images, please click here.