Welcome to the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) – Tracing our roots back to the Friends of Photography, founded in 1967, we remain the second oldest members’ photography gallery space in the country. A short walk from Ocean Avenue in Carmel, California brings you to the venerable gallery originally occupied by the Friends of Photography, established in 1967, and launched by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Cole Weston, and Wynn Bullock. Today, CPA continues to serve as a valuable asset to its members, the community, and the greater world of the photographic arts.

Current and Upcoming Events

Portfolio Reviews

May 30, 2020 - February 24, 2021

CPA Grants

January 1 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm

2021 Members’ Juried Exhibition Entry Period

January 12 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 5:00 pm

Online history lecture: Brenton Hamilton

January 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Online Artist Talk: Kathya Maria Landeros

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Online Workshop: Susan Burnstine

June 1 @ 9:45 am - 12:15 pm

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