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EXPOSURE: The 24th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition
Juror: Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums
Deadline for Submissions >>> May 8th, 2020

The Photographic Resource Center is thrilled to announce its annual juried show EXPOSURE: The 24nd Annual PRC Juried Exhibition and our esteemed juror Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at Harvard Art Museums.

The PRC invites entries for EXPOSURE: The 24th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition and seeks a broad range of exhibition-ready bodies of work, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. Since its inception in 1996, more than 300 photographers have shown in PRC juried exhibitions, including an array of established photographers and those cited as “ones to watch.”  Each year, a respected member of the photographic community—from curators to gallerists to photo editors—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 the opportunity to showcase a series at a deeper level than most juried shows and making for an enriching experience for audiences as well.

EXPOSURE 2020 venue:
While the summer is still very uncertain we are hoping for a fall that brings us back to one another without social distancing. Worcester State University has graciously invited us to install EXPOSURE 2020 in the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery and we are delighted to bring the exhibition to their venue from mid-October through mid-March. This page will be updated as details solidify.


  • Current PRC Individual or Institutional Membership required, must be active through July 31, 2020. Renew or join at our website: prcboston.org/get-involved/membership
  • Entry Fee: $30 ~ Photographers may submit 6 images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work, checklist information, artist statement, and resume.  
  • Submission deadline: May 8th, 2020 (before 11:59pm) 
  • Method: www.callforentry.org aka CaFÉ, a popular and easy-to-use online application system. You will need to sign up for a free account from the CaFÉ homepage (if you have applied to any call that uses this platform, you likely already have an account). APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Makeda Best, Harvard Art Museums 

Photo Credit: Unique Nicole

For the past three years, Makeda Best has served as the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the 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 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.


EXPOSURE is a great opportunity to view a slice of the best and brightest as selected by a nationally-renowned juror. In celebration of the PRC’s 30th anniversary in the 2006/2007 academic year and to reflect more accurately the mission and function of our annual photography competition, we changed the name of the PRC Members’ Exhibition to EXPOSURE: The Annual PRC Juried Exhibition. 


Founded in 1976, the Photographic Resource Center (PRC) is an independent forum for the exploration and interpretation of new work, ideas, and methods in photography and related media. The PRC provides lectures, exhibitions, programs, and special events to our members and the general public. We are an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.