The Call for Entries for EXPOSURE: The 23rd Annual PRC Juried Exhibition closed on Friday, April 12. Noted artist, writer, educator and publisher Mark Alice Durant juries this year’s show.
Members have entered a broad range of exhibition-ready bodies of work, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. Unusual among juried competitions, EXPOSURE exhibits up to five pieces from each selected artist, offering photographers a deeper-level showcase to engage the audience.
Click here for competition requirements and to submit your entry.
Juror Mark Alice Durant is nationally recognized for his influential contributions to photography, including as the publisher of Saint Lucy Books and Saint-Lucy.com. Mark will select 10 to 15 artists, and two to five pieces each for exhibition.
“In judging the upcoming EXPOSURE submissions, I have no idea what to expect, so I’ll take the work on its own terms and look at it according to what I believe it’s trying to say,” he said. “What I look for is an active imagination, curiosity and engagement with the world: ‘What is this artist doing with their chosen subject? What is their relationship to their subject and how are they communicating?'”
Read more of Mark’s thoughts on judging the entries and on photography in general.
Deadline for entries was April 12, 2019. The exhibition will run from July 11 to August 11 in Lesley Art + Design’s Van Dernoot Gallery, University Hall in Cambridge, MA.
Since its inception in 1996, the PRC annual juried exhibition has shown more than 300 photographers, including an array of established artists and those cited as “ones to watch.” Past exhibiting photographers include Claire Beckett, Dave Jordano, Priya Kambli, Benjamin Lowy, Neeta Madahar, Rania Matar, Irina Rozovsky, Tara Sellios, Steve Smith, and Martin Stupich.
Mark Alice Durant is an artist, writer and publisher of Saint Lucy Books and the website Saint-Lucy.com, which is devoted to writing about photography and contemporary art. Mark’s essays have appeared in numerous journals, such as Art in America, Aperture, Dear Dave, Photograph Magazine, and many catalogs, monographs and anthologies.
He is author of 27 Contexts: An Anecdotal History in Photography. Other books include Robert Heinecken: A Material History and McDermott and McGough: A History of Photography. With Jane D. Marsching, he was co-curator and co-author of Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology and the Paranormal.
Mark is a professor in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Maryland. He has also served on the faculties of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, UCLA, Syracuse University, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College.
Mark’s photo by Aiden Durant