fall 2009 - summer 2010 exhibition program

2009 PRC Benefit Auction
September 18 – October 18, 2009; Live Auction, October 24
This annual exhibition and auction included over 150 contemporary and vintage photographs. Proceeds benefit the PRC.

Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards
November 13, 2009 – January 24, 2010
The Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards honor the co-inventor of Kodachrome film. Established in 1987, the international awards recognize excellence in the field of contemporary color photography and are gathered via nominations from a prestigious, international group of curators, critics, editors, and educators.

The winners of the 2009 Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards were Claudia Angelmaier (Germany), Alejandro Chaskielberg (Argentina), Curtis Mann (IL, USA), and Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick (NY and MA, USA).   Honorable Mention (online only): Seung Woo Back (South Korea and UK).

Please click here to link to the special 2009 Godowsky Awards website.

The 2009 cycle jurors included Hannah Frieser, Director of Light Work in Syracuse, NY; William Ewing, Director, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Leslie K. Brown, former PRC Curator; and Jennifer Uhrhane, Godowsky Curatorial Fellow. For more information about these nomination-based awards and special online site, including links to past awards and a timeline, please click here.

The PRC Portfolio was featured in two offsite exhibitions in 2009/2010.

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

"Out of the Box": Photography Portfolios from the Permanent Collection
October 24, 2009 - October 2010
The deCordova invited former PRC curator Leslie K. Brown to organize an exhibition from the museum's extensive photography collection. Selections from over ten portfolios were featured, ranging from the very first photographs to enter the deCordova's collection to the most recently acquired, including the entire PRC Portfolio. This exhibition also initiated a new curatorial program: inviting guest curators and artists to explore deCordova's collection and bring to it new viewpoints. For more information, please see www.decordova.org.

Gallery Kayafas
The PRC Portfolio
October 22 - November 28, 2009
The PRC Portfolio was showcased in Gallery Kayafas's elegant new space. For more information, please see www.gallerykayafas.com.

2009 PRC Student Exhibition
February 12 – April 4, 2010

The 8th annual student exhibition featured close to 100 photographs by students from New England universities and colleges that were current Institutional 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.

EXPOSURE: The 15th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition
April 23 – June 20, 2010

Each year, the PRC hosts a juried exhibition with a nationally-renowned juror. In celebration the 25th anniversary of the PRC gallery, the PRC was pleased to present this special edition of the PRC's 15th annual juried exhibition. For more information on the juried exhibition >>

Featured Photographers:

Jacqueline Bates
Joshua Deaner
Harlan Erskine
Alexander Harding
Joseph Holmes
Stella Johnson
  Bryan Aldred Martello
Mary Parisi
Charles Rozier
Irina Rozovsky
Cindy Stephens
Millee Tibbs

Crisis & Opportunity:
Documenting the Global Recession

July 6 – August 8, 2010
Opening reception, Thursday, July 15th, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Shiho Fukado

Produced by SocialDocumentary.net, this show features the work of four photographers who are the winners of a call for entries on the global recession that SDN announced in September 2009. The exhibit was first exhibited at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY, February 16-March 14.

First place winner is Tomasz Tomaszewski from Poland for his exhibit “Hades?”, an exploration of workers in Upper Silesia, Poland who are loosing their jobs and ways of life as a result of the global recession and economic restructuring.

The three honorable mentions are: Shiho Fukada's exhibit on a laborers town in Japan that has become a welfare town; Michael McElroy's exhibit focuses on the problem of affordable healthcare in the U.S. and loss of dignity; and Khaled Hasan's exhibit on about a stone workers community on the Indo-Bangla border.

For more information, see www.socialdocumentary.net/competition.php.