July 8 – August 16, 2020
Reception: July 10, 6-8pm

VanDernoot Gallery
Lesley University
University Hall
1815 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140

Since its inception in 1996, the PRC annual juried member exhibition has shown work by more than 300 photographers selected by some of the nation’s most renown art world professionals. The PRC shows several images from a submitted series, thus representing each artist’s series more fully than a single image and making for an enriching experience for audiences as well. EXPOSURE is also a great chance to discover new talent and ideas in the photographic arts.

Portrait of Makeda Best

Photo Credit Unique Nicole

This year we are thrilled to announce that our EXPOSURE 2020 juror is Makeda Best, who for the past three years has served as the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at Harvard Art Museums. In addition to regular permanent gallery rotations on historical and contemporary topics, her special exhibitions include: Time is Now – Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America (2018) and Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art (2019).  She also teaches courses in the history of photography and curatorial practice at Harvard, Tufts University, and Lesley University. She has written for numerous catalogs and journals, most recently for the Archives of American Art Journal, The James Baldwin Review and the Rhode Island School of the Design’s Manual. Her forthcoming book is Elevate the Masses – Alexander Gardner, Photography and Democracy in Nineteenth Century America. She is co-editor of Conflict, Identity and Protest in American Art (2016). She has performed extensive service for the field, including as a the juror for CENTER Santa Fe, the Aaron Siskind Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Award. She has served as a reviewer at FotoFest, PhotoNola and Women Focus. She holds an MFA in studio photography from the California Institute of the Arts and a PhD in the field of the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University.

Important dates:
April 6, 2020 – Submission website open
May 4, 2020 – Submission deadline
June 1, 2020, Notification of acceptance to EXPOSURE 2020 artists
July 1-2, 2020, Work delivery