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

August 29 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm

8×10 Fundraising Exhibition

September 16 - October 7

Online Artist Talk: Ron Moultrie Saunders

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

Online Artist Talk: Raymond Thompson, Jr.

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Online Artist Talk: Katie Shapiro

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Online History Class: Brenton Hamilton

October 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Online Book Launch: David Pace, Hawkeye

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

International Juried Exhibition

November 20 - December 30

Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Monterey Peninsula Foundation

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