Francine Weiss
Curator and Editor
Photographic Resource Center at Boston University and Loupe, Boston, MA, USA

The Photographic Resource Center ("PRC") is a non-profit organization located on the Boston University campus. Founded in 1976, the PRC serves as forum for the discussion and celebration of photography. The PRC inspires members and the broader community through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews, and its publication of Loupe. Dr. Weiss earned a Ph.D. in the history of photography from Boston University. As the Curator at the PRC, she develops and organizes small thematic group exhibitions of contemporary photography for the PRC gallery. She also curates an online exhibition space, Northeast Exposure Online, which features the work of a new PRC member each month. Dr. Weiss also participates in regional and national portfolio reviews and serves as a juror for competitions and grants. As the Editor of Loupe, she develops themes and content, selects artists, and writes the essays for each issue. Published three times a year, Loupe journal is distributed to PRC individual and institutional members and also made available online.

Dr. Weiss's past experience includes positions as Acting Assistant Curator in the Dept. of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and positions as a curatorial fellow and research assistant at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. At deCordova, she curated and co-curated group exhibitions of contemporary art. She has also taught art history at Wellesley College, Boston University, and Simmons College.

Dr. Weiss is interested in seeing work that is original, well-conceptualized, and visually compelling. She is open to seeing various genres of work but prefers not to review commercial work. She is open to seeing photography in its many forms--digital, analogue, etc. She can offer constructive feedback on bodies of work and can provide some guidance and advice. The PRC is always looking for new artists to keep in mind for future group exhibitions and publications.