Welcome to the Center for Photographic Art – the second oldest members’ photography gallery organization 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

25 Years of Luminance!

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Artist Lecture: Valda Bailey

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Professional Practices for Artists

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Artist Lecture: Mark Citret

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Artist Lecture: Louie Palu

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Hayashi Wayland
Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Rotary Carmel by the Sea

Thank  you to our business sponsors!

The artists whose work appears on this website retain all rights to their work. Their work appears here with permission.