Exhibition: June 4 – July 27, 2013
Opening Reception: June 6, 2013, 6:30 – 8 pm

Juror: Karen Haas, the Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Bryan Schutmaat, Tonopah, Nevada from the series Grays the
Mountain Sends
, Inkjet Print, 2012.

Exposure is the PRC’s annual juried exhibition, open to emerging photographers across North America and beyond. From a submission pool of 211 photographers, Juror Karen Haas selected work by eight contemporary photographers to comprise the eighteenth iteration of this show.
>> Christine Collins, The Keepers
>> Keiko Hiromi, Welcome to Jacques Cabaret!
>> Dave Jordano, Detroit: Unbroken Down
>> Thomas Ladd, Sheep Pasture Gardens
>> William Rugen, New Botanicals
>> Bryan Schutmaat, Grays the Mountain Sends *
>> Tara Sellios, Impulses
>> Frank Ward, The Drunken Bicycle--Travels in the Former Soviet Union

* Best of Show

Read the review in The Boston Globe >>
Read the review in The MetroWest Daily News >>
Read the article in BU Today >>

View the virtual tour on Flickr >>
View the Flickr set from the Opening Reception >>

Click here to download an exhibit guide with:

  • Curator’s Statement
  • Artists’ Statements
  • Check List





Karen Haas, Exposure 2013 Juror

For the last decade Karen Haas has served as the Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she is responsible for a large collection of photographs by American modernists such as Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Imogen Cunningham. The Lane Collection, which has recently been given to the Museum, numbers more than 6,000 prints and ranges across the entire history of western photography from William Henry Fox Talbot to the Starn twins. Before coming to the MFA, Haas held various curatorial positions in Boston-area museums and private collections, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Boston University Art Gallery, and the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover. She holds a BA in Art History from Connecticut College; received her MA in the History of Photography at Boston University; and taught the history of photography at both Boston University and Boston College.


  • The juror selected Bryan Schutmaat for the Best of Show Award and a $500 cash prize.
  • The PRC selected two winners of the Staff Picks Award. Mary Shannon Johnstone (Cary, NC) will be featured in the PRC's journal, Loupe, and Sandra Matthews (Northampton, MA) will be included in NEO, our monthly online showcase of work by regional members.


The PRC is pleased to announce the following prizes for artists who submited to Exposure. All artists were entered into a drawing and three winners were selected at random.

  • 1 Winner of a Tamrac Zuma 9 Secure Traveler Photo/iPad Backpack (valued at $100)
    Nicholas Fedak II
  • 2 Winners of his/her choice of any Hahnemuhle
    13 x 19 inch photo paper (valued at $100 per box)
    Elizabeth Ellenwood
    Judit Pap

Important Dates
Selected photographers announced: Tuesday, April 23
Artwork due at PRC: Monday, May 27
Exhibition opens: Tuesday, June 4
Opening reception: Thursday, June 6
Exhibition closes: Saturday, July 27
Deadline for removal of work from PRC: Friday, August 9