fall 2007 - summer 2008 exhibition program

2007 PRC Benefit Auction

September 14 – October 21, 2007; Live Auction, October 27
This annual exhibition and auction included close to 200 contemporary and vintage photographs. More than $100,000 was raised to benefit the PRC.

November 8, 2007 – January 28, 2008
This group exhibition, curated by PRC Curator Leslie K. Brown, brought together photo-based work that mimics or addresses the language of advertising and product photography as well as work that mines or alters catalogues, print ads, products, stores, or literally the process itself. Addressing a spectrum of consumerism issues, the work investigated the life of and power behind the objects, signs, and symbols that are marketed to us and the cycle of consumption—from branding to purchase and beyond. International, national, and regional artists included Kate Bingaman-Burt, Dean Kessmann, Jonathan Lewis, Michael Mittelman, Diana Shearwood, Matt Siber, Hank Willis Thomas, Brian Ulrich, and Penelope Umbrico. For the online component of the exhibition, including an essay, images, and links, please click here. To see images of the exhibition events and installation click here.

2008 PRC Student Exhibition
February 8 – March 16, 2007
The 6th annual student exhibition featured over 100 photographs by students from 18 New England universities and colleges that were current Institutional Plus Members of the PRC. For more information on the student exhibition and Institutional membership of the PRC, click here, and to see images of the installation and opening click here.

New England Survey
March 28 – May 11, 2008
This exhibition surveyed contemporary work from and of the New England landscape, featuring one artist from (or project based in) each of the 6 New England states. Curated by PRC Curator, Leslie K. Brown, the exhibition took for its inspiration a poem by Amherst poet Robert Francis (1901-1987), “New England Mind.” The works highlighted often began with and focused upon a very specific locale within the regional landscape, yet meditate upon on the grander, ineffable idea of a “sense of place.” The featured photographers/projects were Barbara Bosworth, Tanja Alexia Hollander , Janet Pritchard , Thad Russell , Jonathan Sharlin, and Paul Taylor. For the special online component of the show, including images, an essay, and links, please click here. To read the Boston Globe review, click here, and to see images of the events and installation click here.

EXPOSURE: The 13th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition
May 23 - July 2, 2008
Each year, the PRC hosts a juried exhibition with a nationally-renowned juror. In celebration of the PRC's 30th anniversary and in order to reflect the mission and function of our annual photography competition, this year the name was changed to PRC Members' Exhibition to EXPOSURE : The Annual PRC Juried Exhibition . Guest juror Aperture Publisher Lesley A. Martin selected 14 photographers out of a record-breaking 376 entries for exhibition— the most entries ever received — including Mariliana Arvelo, Clint Baclawski, Claire Beckett, Cree Bruins , Lana Z Caplan, Talia Chetrit, Martine Fougeron, Robert Knight, Molly Landreth, Marta Labad, Benjamin Lowy, Eric Percher, Erik Schubert, and Ellen Susan. For more information on the juried exhibition and becoming a member of the PRC, click here, and to see images of the installation and opening click here.