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

Portfolio Reviews

May 30 - December 16

8×10 Fundraising Exhibition

September 19 - October 29

Online Artist Talk: Lydia Panas

November 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Artist Talk: Preston Gannaway

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

1 Day Only Portfolio Review with Susan Burnstine

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Artist: Talk Aline Smithson

December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Monterey Peninsula Foundation

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