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EXPOSURE 2024: The 28th Annual PRC Juried Members Exhibition

    Exposure 2024 Juror: Samantha Johnston, Executive Director & Curator, Colorado Photographic Arts Center

    August 9 – September 29, 2024
    Gallery Reception with the Curator: Saturday, September 28, 5-7pm
    Additional exhibition programming TBA.

    Exposure 2023, installation view

    Applications are no longer being accepted. Accepted artists will be announced by JULY 1st.

    VanDernoot Gallery at Lesley University
    University Hall
    1815 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02140

    Gallery Hours:
    Friday-Sunday, 12-6pm

    Exposure 2024 is the 28th annual PRC Members juried exhibition. Supporting member photographers since 1996, there have been more than 500 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 awards 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 2024 juror: Samantha Johnston, Executive Director & Curator, Colorado Photographic Arts Center

    Samantha Johnston has been the Executive Director and Curator at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center since 2015. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for 12 years at high schools in Boston and Denver.

    Johnston has curated exhibitions with contemporary artists such as Jess T. Dugan, Daniel Coburn, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, and Zora Murff. She has served as a reviewer at Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, PhotoNola, Medium, Month of Photography Denver (MOP), Filter, Society for Photographic Education, and PhotoLucida, and has juried several international exhibitions including Critical Mass, The Fence, Analog Forever, Center for Fine Art Photography, and LACP.

    Applications for Exposure 2024 are being accepted from April 1st through May 15th, 2024. Photographers working in a broad range of exhibition-ready bodies of work are encouraged to apply, including traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. MAXIMUM size of work: 48″ for the largest dimension (width, height, depth).

    A detailed description of the work must be included with the artist statement. Full dimensions, materials, method of installation, etc. MAXIMUM size of of work: 48″ of largest dimension (with, height, depth).

    You must be a current member of the Photographic Resource Center through October 2024 in order to enter Exposure 2024. Membership payment is processed through the PRC website ( PRC Board members are not eligible to apply to PRC Juried Exhibitions.

    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.

    If the juror selects you to participate in Exposure 2024, your framed and ready-to-hang photographs and/or new media/installaton work must be available for display during the time scheduled for the exhibition, August 9 – September 29, 2024 with the delivery window of July 29 – August 2. Applicants are required to adhere to all published schedules, specifications, and guidelines. Applicants are responsible for shipping costs to and from the VanDernoot Gallery.

    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.

    Selected artists are responsible for packing (in a reusable container; we recommend bubble wrap and absolutely no peanuts) and arranging for delivery and retrieval to the exhibition space, and artists are responsible for all shipping costs and transit insurance of works to AND from the PRC in a timely manner.

    Artists must be available to provide help with unique installations and/or supply any special hardware and/or specific instructions if required for proper installation. The PRC reserves the right to refuse works whose quality does not match submission materials and will not hang works that are defective.

    The PRC requests 30% commission from any work sold during the exhibition. A loan form agreement will be sent once photographers are selected and works are finalized.