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EXPOSURE 2023: Application Information

    EXPOSURE 2023: The 27th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition
    Juror:  Shana Lopes, Assistant Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

    Exhibition location: VanDernoot Gallery at Lesley University (1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA)


    EXPOSURE 2023 is the 27th annual PRC Members juried exhibition. The juror will select between 10 to 14 artists for exhibition, and between 2 and 4 pieces per person, thus offering artists an opportunity to showcase their work at a deeper level than most juried shows, and making for a more enriching experience for audiences. Photographers working in a broad range of exhibition-ready bodies of work are encouraged to apply, including traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. In 2021 to commemorate 25 years of EXPOSURE and further support the photography community, an annual program was initiated. Each year the PRC Board of Directors, Creative Director, and exhibition Juror will select three exhibiting artists to receive PRC Choice Awards with a total award amount of $1000.

    You must be a current member of the Photographic Resource Center through October 2023 in order to enter EXPOSURE 2023. Membership payment is processed through the PRC website, PRC Board members are not eligible to apply to PRC Juried Exhibitions. Questions about membership? Email

    Entry Fee: $35 ~ Photographers may submit 3-6 images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work, checklist information, artist statement, and resume.  

    Applications are being processed through CaFÉ. Follow all instructions provided by CaFÉ for preparing your images, checklist, statement, resume, etc. Complete guidelines can be found here: Incorrectly formatted or corrupted files will not be reviewed.

    April 1
    : Application opens
    May 15 (11:59pm): Application deadline
    June 5 – 9: Exhibitor notification
    July 30 – August 1: Delivery of work
    August 5 – September 17: Exhibition dates
    August 11: Gallery reception, 5 – 8pm
    September 18 – 20: Deinstall and return shipping

    Selected and non-selected artists will be notified through CaFÉ via email. We expect notifications to go out in the first week of June. No phone calls please.

    If the juror selects your work for EXPOSURE 2023, your framed and ready-to-hang photographs and/or new media work must be available for display during the time scheduled for the exhibition, August 5 – September 17, 2023 with the delivery window of July 30 – August 1. Applicants are required to adhere to all published schedules, specifications, and guidelines. The PRC reserves the right to refuse works whose quality does not match submission materials and will not hang works that are defective.

    Selected artists are responsible for packing (in a reusable container; absolutely no packing peanuts) and arranging for delivery and retrieval to the exhibition space. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs and transit insurance of works to and from the PRC. If work is being shipped you MUST notify the PRC after receiving your acceptance notification. THE SHIPPING ADDRESS IS NOT THE GALLERY ADDRESS.

    Artists must be available to provide help with NON-TRADITIONAL installations and/or supply any special hardware and/or specific instructions if required for proper installation. Questions about non-traditional installations? Email

    All work may be available for sale. Prices, or NFS indication, will be on loan agreement. Loan agreement will be sent to accepted photographers. The PRC requests 30% commission from any work sold during the exhibition.

    Shana Lopes, Assistant Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

    During the past fifteen years, Shana Lopes, PhD, has gained curatorial experience at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Since her arrival at the museum in 2019, she has organized exhibitions on cyanotypes, the 1906 earthquake, Atget, Wright Morris, and Eikoh Hosoe. Lopes is the co-curator of Constellations: Photographs in Dialogue, which pairs recent acquisitions with existing work from the collection, and A Living for Us All: Artists and the WPA. Most recently, she organized Sightlines: Photographs from the Collection, on view now at SFMOMA.