A Photographic Tradition tracing our roots back to the Friends of Photography, founded in 1967, the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) remains the second oldest members’ photography gallery organization in the country. A short walk from Ocean Avenue in Carmel, CA brings you to the venerable gallery 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

8 x 10 Fundraising Exhibition

September 8 - November 4

Rachael Short – From the Shadows

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Photowalk Carmel

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2018 PIE Labs

October 5 - October 7

Dr. Rebecca Senf

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2018 International Juried Exhibition

November 10 - December 22

Thank you to our business sponsors:

Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Hayashi Wayland
Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Rotary Carmel by the Sea

The artists whose work appears on this website retain all rights to their work. Their work appears here with permission.