The Center for Photography at Madison


The Center for Photography at Madison (CPM) provides a home for photographic activity, and promotes photography for creative expression, cultural investigation and personal enjoyment. Through a broad range of programming, classes and exhibitions, CPM offers a forum for all of Wisconsin for the exchange of ideas, as well as the appreciation and study of the photographic arts.

CPM offers educational opportunities for a wide range of experience, from photography classes and workshops, monthly interest groups meetings, to a variety of lectures and special programs. In addition, members receive access to CPM-sponsored exhibitions, our own gallery, a well-equipped wet darkroom, and digital print lab, an informal meeting area, as well as a library and resource center.

CPM is a non-profit organization; class discounts and special programming opportunities are available to members, but we encourage everyone with an interest in photography to stop by and join us for any event or activity.

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The Center for Photography at Madison’s studio and gallery space is located at 303 S. Paterson St. (near Williamson St) in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. To contact us, feel free to reach out to any of the various leaders listed, or

The Gallery is open to the public each Sunday from 12 - 4, and during other public events.

Mail should be sent to: CPM, PO Box 56022 Madison, WI 53705-9322

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PhotoMidwest Invitational Juried Exhibit (formerly the 7-state Juried Exhibit) submission deadline has been extended to July 6, 2014!

The theme for this year's exhibit to be features at the Overture Center in October is "Of Midwest, By Midwest: Photography and Midwestern Culture". This year's juror is Wally Mason, Director of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University.

For more details and online submission go to: 

SPECIAL LOCATION: The Stream Gallery (Edgewood College)

The Center for Photography at Madison is pleased to co-sponsor a special Third Thursday lecture this month: Christian Schauderna, a talented German photographer, is visiting Madison as part of the Dane-Kassel Sister County Artist Exchange. 

Special Third Thursday Event!
CPM Preview: Visiting Artist Christian Schauderna’s View of Madison
Thursday, May 15, 7:00 pm

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