July 21 - August 20, 2011
Opening Reception: July 21, 2011, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Juror Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker, selected work by ten contemporary photographers from across North America to comprise the sixteenth iteration of the PRC’s highly regarded annual juried exhibition. She made her selection from an original pool of 170 submissions.

The artists featured in EXPOSURE 2011 take a strong interest in the human condition. Probing portraits, vibrant social interactions, historically-inflected landscapes, and provocative situations are all present in Johnson’s selections. The placement of each project encourages the viewer to find connections between the artists’ subjects. Although the show encompasses wildly different stylistic approaches, each project flirts with documentary photography, shedding light on the human experience in unique ways. However, the photographers seem more intent on introspection, discovery, and questioning than pointing out conditions in need of change.

The photographers, and the name of the project submitted, are as follows:

>> Steven Beckly Single Rooms
>> Eliot Dudik Road Ends in Water
>> Tealia Ellis Ritter The Live Creature and Ethereal Things
>> Elizabeth Libert Libert & Company
>> Dina Litovsky Untag This Photo
>> Rania Matar A Girl and Her Room
>> Mary Beth Meehan Undocumented
>> Monika Merva The City of Children
>> Dana Mueller The Devil's Den
>> Jason Reblando New Deal Utopias

Honorable Mention Nominees and Winners
From the 170 submissions, the PRC staff nominated a group of eight for honorable mentions. From that group, two were chosen as honorable mentions winners.

Yusuke Suzuki- to be featured in NEO, November 2011
Agnieszka Sosnowska - to be featured in Loupe,
February 2012
Mary Ellen Bartley
Adam Brochstein
Erika Duran
Joan Fitzsimmons
Isa Leshko
Amy Thompson


Whitney Johnson, EXPOSURE 2011 Juror

whitney johnson The juror for EXPOSURE 2011 is Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker.

Whitney Johnson is the Director of Photography at The New Yorker where she produces and researches photographs for political and cultural stories, including award-winning portfolios on the United States military and world leaders. She also writes for the magazine’s photography blog, Photo Booth. Prior to joining the magazine, Whitney worked at the Open Society Foundations, where she coordinated the documentary photography exhibition Moving Walls and an international grant competition for documentary photographers. Whitney also works with the Magnum Foundation, which supports independent documentary photographers in the field through its Emergency Fund.


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