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

Portfolio Reviews

April 29 - May 25

Exhibition: Nadezda Nikolova

May 14 - June 19

Artist Talk: Nadezda Nikolova

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Artist Talk: Mark Citret, Bodies of Work

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Photowalk Carmel 2022

July 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Monterey Peninsula Foundation

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