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

International Juried Exhibition

November 20 - December 30

Portfolio Reviews

December 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

In Conversation: Lydia Panas with Cig Harvey

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Online Artist Talk: Liz Hickok

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Future Exhibition: Josh Smith and Vanessa Woods

January 8, 2022 - February 13, 2022

Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Monterey Peninsula Foundation

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