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

2019 International Juried Exhibition

November 2 - December 21

Photographing with Henry Horenstein: Boxing, Bars, and more

November 16 @ 9:30 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm

Film Screening: Henry Horenstein PARTNERS

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Gallery Talk: Leon Borensztein

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

LOST Carmel, curated by Kris Graves

January 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Professional Practices for Artists

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 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.