Eat, Sleep and Breathe Photography
In addition to on-campus educational and career support, day and night, in and out of class, NESOP offers you a wide range of programs and opportunities that complement your academic studies and bring you outside perspectives. These include exhibitions, special seminars, conferences, guest lecturers, museum memberships and industry networking opportunities.
Immerse Yourself in the Art of Photography
At NESOP, your learning opportunities extend far beyond our facilities. Through our memberships and relationships in the photographic community, you can take advantage of many resources as a NESOP student, including:
An institutional membership at Boston’s Photographic Resource Center (PRC)
Located just a short walk from NESOP, the PRC is one of the premier photographic centers in the world. An independent, non-profit organization, the PRC houses a 4,000-volume library and presents exhibitions, fosters education, develops resources and facilitates community interaction for local, regional and national audiences. Cited by the Boston Globe as "one-stop shopping for the photo buff," the PRC is one of the most unique and all-encompassing resources for photographers. Our institutional membership allows full-time students access to this exceptional center.
Membership with the Griffin Museum of Photography
Every NESOP student receives free entry to the museum, discounts to the museum shop and on admission to workshops, free access to lectures and free entry into the Juried Show Portfolio Review. A non-profit organization dedicated solely to the art of photography, the "Griffin" offers exhibitions, programs and lectures in an effort to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional and social impact of photographic art. NESOP students are able to experience work from emerging and celebrated national and international photographers, informing and inspiring their own work.
Membership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)
Every NESOP student receives free entry to the museum, along with discounts on special exhibits and in the museum shops. The MFA is an inspiring space for all students to explore, with artistic exhibits of all kinds and information on the history and methods of revered artists from the past and present. A magnificent resource for any artist, the MFA is sure to bring a new perspective, understanding and creativity to your work.
The Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions at NESOP
NESOP students become familiar with important work being done in the field of photography through exhibitions in our photographic gallery, the Garner Center. Experiencing the work of celebrated professional enriches your growth and personal vision. Many exhibiting artists give lectures in conjunction with their shows, which are free to anyone in the NESOP community.
These artist lectures are a valuable educational tool for emerging photographers. Each year, the Garner Center hosts an exhibition of the Professional Photography Program graduating students' work. An impressive display of varied and unique images and styles, this show opens with a reception on the day of graduation and is the culmination of two years of hard work. A tribute to our graduates and a celebration for all those who supported them during their time as students, this exhibition is an exciting event to cap off each academic year.