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

2022 IJE – Call for Entries

July 1 @ 8:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm

Portfolio Reviews

August 17 - August 24

Artist Talk: Holly Roberts

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

8×10 Fundraising Exhibition

September 8 - September 29

Artist Talk: Susan kae Grant

September 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Artist Talk: Carl Corey

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Monterey Peninsula Foundation

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