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,  launched by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Cole Weston, and Wynn Bullock. Today, the 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

8×10 Fundraising Exhibition

September 8 - September 29

Portfolio Review with Ann

September 23 - October 27

Artist Talk: Tomiko Jones

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Artist Talk: Chris Johnson

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2022 International Juried Exhibition

November 19 - December 29

Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Monterey Peninsula Foundation

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