EXPOSURE: The 24th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition
October 8 – November 19, 2020
Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery
at Worcester State University
Stay tuned for details about our October 8th online reception with presentations by the artists.
Juror: Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums
Francis Crisafio, Laurence Cuelenaere, Steven Duede, Jenny Edwards Ber, Odette England, Claudia Ruiz Gustafson, Michael Hintlian, Sarah Hoskins, Brian Kaplan, Vikesh Kapoor, David Kulik, Kevin Bennett Moore, Astrid Reischwitz, Liz Steketee
Since its inception in 1996, more than 300 photographers have shown in PRC juried exhibitions, including an array of established and emerging photographers. 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 Juror: Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums
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 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.