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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Center for Photography. We are a non-profit organization that seeks to promote the art and science of photography in all of its diverse aspects. As you’ll soon find out, the website is under constant development, but have patience – we’re getting there.


Workshops at the PCP

We have three great workshops scheduled before the first of the year and may add in two more. Here is the current list, just click on each for full details! 

Foundations of Photography

Lightroom for Pragmatic People

Concepts of Cognitive Composition (or how to stop taking bad pictures!)


An Exhibition of Imagination

November 4th – November 20th, 2016

The debate about purity in photography is a longstanding one and has a rich history. However, it has reached new levels of voracity as the use of the transformative graphics software has exploded. Many shows, and even more judges, as well as members of the viewing public have been dismissive of photographs whose basic nature has been altered by the photographer in post production. Well, not anymore! The TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition was conceived and is designed to be a showcase solely for the exceptional imagery being created by innovative photographers who use all of the tools available to them. After a huge opening night we can finally tell you who the winners are!


In the Print Exhibition:

1st Place Mickie Rosen – Ghost Farm
2nd Place Brooke Shaden Photography – We are Infinite
Honorable Mention Maria Dreyer – The White House
Honorable Mention Christopher Kennedy – Firefly Tree

In the Digital Exhibition:

1st Place Tom Chambers Photography – The Trickster
2nd Place Mickie Rosen – Mind Game
Honorable Mention Sara Ascalon – Put on a Happy Face
Honorable Mention Annette Gamburg Grossman – House of Cards

Special Awards for Exceptional Imagery

Director’s Choice – Brooke Shaden
Curator’s Choice – Tom Chambers

With more gratitude than I can ever express, I would like to thank Stephanie Werner Lisle for doing such a wonderful job curating the show and so much more, Nancy Rowan for everything she did and does for both this show and to keep the PCP going, Dore’ Vorum and George Rumell for getting the show up (literally) and running, and Jim LaSala for doing such a fine job of judging.

Thanks also goes out to our sponsors Topaz Labs, Flash Graphics, and Rutherford’s Camera Shop. Without them events like this would not be possible and I urge everyone to support these fine companies who are supporting the photographic community.


Photographs by Tom Chambers and Ali Majeska


We have a great line-up of free events that will be held during the Exhibition! Please click here for details and to register.

Important Dates

Dates for hand-delivery of accepted work          October 28, 2016 (5-7PM) – October 30, 2016 (10AM –1 PM) –

                                                                                     October 31, 2016 (5-7PM)

Opening Reception                                                 November 4, 2016 (6-8 PM)

Exhibition Dates                                                      November 4 – 20, 2016 (see poster above for times) 


     November 9 (7:30 PM) – Ron McGuckin, Esq. – Protecting your Photography

     November 12 (10 – 11:30 AM) – JimLaSala – Demystifying Printing Digital Photographs

     November 13 (12:00 – 2:00 PM) – Meet the Artists 

     November 19 (10:00 – 11:30 AM) – Henry Rowan – The Essentials of Post Processing

 Pick-up of unsold artwork                                      November 20, 2016 (3-5PM) – November 21, 2016 (5-7PM)

Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and announcements on the free events that will occur during TRANSFORMATIONS!!!! 

TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition Participants Announced!

We had a TON of great entries and it is going to be a wonderful show so click here to find out who got in!


The AMERICANA Exhibition is returning!


OK, so it was crowded – but everyone had a really good time!

With the huge success of last year’s show we would be foolish not to try to make it even better this year! We are going to run AMERICANA in March of 2017 to hopefully avoid another 30″ snowstorm hitting us the week before we open. Same theme, same Camera Club Challenge, same Saturday discussions, but all made better from experience and some new ideas! 

The PCP’s Flickr Page

♦  The PCP has had a Flickr Group for a bit, but we really hadn’t made the most of it. That’s changing and we’ve had a lot of folks join over the last month. People are really beginning to use it to provide a platform where Pennsylvania photographers can come together to share their images, knowledge, and experiences with like-minded people. Please click on this link to our Flickr page to join the group, post images, critique, and start discussions on any photographic topic. Obviously, its success is totally dependent on what we all make of it, so feel free to share the link with friends and members of other photographic groups to which you may belong. Everyone is welcome except Trolls and not-nice people so please join us! 




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