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Exposure 2021: The 25th Annual PRC Juried Competition
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Entry Deadline: 4/30/21
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Entry Fee (Exposure 2021: The 25th Annual PRC Juried Competition): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Massachusetts
Event Dates: 7/8/21 - 8/14/21

EXPOSURE: The 25th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition

Juror: Kris Graves, artist and publisher of Kris Graves Projects

Deadline for Submission: April 30, 2021
Notification to applicants: by June 1, 2021

On view July 9 - August 20, 2021

Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery 
Worcester State University

EXPOSURE 2021 celebrates 25 years of the PRC supporting member photographers with this much anticipated annual juried show. Since its inception in 1996, more than 300 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.


Entries are now being accepted and photographers working in a broad range of exhibition-ready bodies of work are encouraged to apply, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography
ONE application per artist.

PRC Choice Awards 

To celebrate 25 years of EXPOSURE and further their support of the photography community, the PRC Board of Directors will be selecting three of this year’s exhibiting artists to receive the first annual PRC Choice Awards with the top award of $500 and two additional awards of $250.

You must be a current member of the Photographic Resource Center through August 31, 2021, in order to enter EXPOSURE 2021. Membership payment is processed through the PRC website ( PRC Board members are not eligible to apply to the PRC Juried Exhibitions.

Entry Fee: $30 ~ Photographers may submit 3-6 images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work, checklist information, artist statement, and resume.  This fee is non-refundable.

Submission deadline: April 30th, 2021 (before 11:59pm)

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 2021, your framed and ready-to-hang photographs and/or new media work must be available for display during the time scheduled for the exhibition,
July 9 – August 20, 2021, Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, at Worcester State University

You are required to adhere to all published schedules, specifications, and guidelines.

Selected and non-selected artists will be notified through CaFÉ via email. We expect notifications to go out by June 1st. 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 any shipping costs and transit insurance of works to AND from the PRC in a timely manner. If work is being shipped prior arrangements MUST be made with the PRC.

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.


Kris Graves, artist and publisher of Kris Graves Projects

Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is based in New York and London and is an artist and publisher of Kris Graves Projects. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, England and Aperture Gallery, New York; among others. Kris Graves Projects collaborates with artists to create limited edition publications and archival prints, focusing on contemporary photography and works on paper that address issues of race, identity, equity, gender, sexuality, and class. Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Schomburg Center, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum; and The Wedge Collection, Toronto; amongst others.  

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.

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