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EXPOSURE 2023: The 27th Annual PRC Juried Members Exhibition

    August 5 – September 17, 2023
    Gallery Reception: Friday, August 11, 5-8pm


    Installation view of EXPOSURE 2022, FPAC Gallery

    EXPOSURE 2023 juror:
    Shana Lopes, Assistant Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

    VanDernoot Gallery at Lesley University

    University Hall
    1815 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02140

    Gallery Hours:
    Friday-Sunday, 12-6pm

    EXPOSURE 2023 is the 27th annual PRC Members juried exhibition. Supporting member photographers since 1996, there have been more than 400 photographers have shown in EXPOSURE including an array of those established and emerging in the field. Each year a respected member of the photographic community—from curators to gallerists to publishers—is asked to select between 10 to 15 artists for exhibition. The juror then selects 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.

    EXPOSURE 2023 juror: 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.

    By training, Shana Lopes is an art historian and enjoys learning about photographic projects that are both visually arresting and have a clear conceptual motivation behind them. Originality and thoughtfulness of approach is especially important to her.  Her curatorial work encompasses projects that relate to identity, climate change, and historically under-represented communities. Shana is also interested in alternative processes, research-based projects, and work that blurs the boundaries between media.

    EXPOSURE 2023 press release.