The Center for Photography at Woodstock
Housed in the building of the historic Café Espresso which hosted various folk artists, among them Bob Dylan, the Center for Photography at Woodstock has claimed its place within the artistic realm of Woodstock since 1977. The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is a not-for-profit focused on facilitating the exploration and creation of photography and related media. Through workshops, lectures and internships, the CPW promotes the voices of emerging artists to bring new concepts and techniques to the foreground. Exhibiting the work of these artists at curated shows has allowed for audiences to enhance their understanding of the world, challenge their expectations and preview the future of the field. Exhibitions also allow the Center for Photography at Woodstock to delve into the world of photography and analyze the history of the medium. The Center for Photography at Woodstock engages the audience with the artists and entwines the community directly into the medium by hosting artist talks and exhibition openings.
All of the offerings at the Center for Photography at Woodstock aim to create a community for visual and fine artists who work in photography and related media. The CPW desires to be a central hub for photographers hoping to receive support. Every month, the Center for Photography hosts a Photographer’s Salon to talk about all things photography. Artists are welcome to bring their work every second Tuesday of the month in order to engage with other photographers or digital artists. This community of peers creates a forum for critique and encouragement. Photography Now is an annual exhibition curated by the Center for Photography at Woodstock which focuses on showcasing the most captivating photography projects from perspectives found globally. This show emphasizes the work of all levels of photography (student, amateur, professional) to create a space for multidimensional forms of expression.
The CPW is open on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., as well as by appointment. Located on the main street in Woodstock, the Center for Photography at Woodstock is critical to the cultural significance of the town.
“A must visit. A photography jewel in the Catskills, Upstate NY.”
—Ruben M., Facebook
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