Photographic Center Northwest

Photographic Education

Explore Photography,
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PCNW is a place for everyone to explore the photographic arts. We promote lifelong learning and creativity through resources and programs that inspire and empower.

Classes & Workshops

Whether earning a Fine Art Photography Certificate or taking your first class, we offer world-class photography education at all levels.

Classes & Workshops

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The PCNW Gallery features work from a diverse range of artists and viewpoints. Explore our gallery, and submit your work for upcoming shows.


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Throughout the year, we offer an incredible variety of interactive events, art showcases and public programming. Come join us!


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Facility Rentals

Did you know that you don’t have to be enrolled at PCNW to rent space in our darkrooms, digital labs, or studios?

Facility Rentals

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UPCOMING EVENTS: Exhibits, Workshops & More

Join us at PCNW to explore new artwork, meet local artists and learn something new. View the full calendar here.

On view: September 14 – October 15
Past Forward: 2023 Benefit Auction Preview Exhibition
Start of Fall 2023 Session
Our Fall 2023 Session of Classes and Workshops kicks-off on September 20, 2023 — register today to secure your spot!
September 30, 2023 | Saturday 12:30-5:30pm
WORKSHOP: Black & White Film Photography Basics
October 8, 2023 | Sunday 12:30-5:30pm
WORKSHOP: Digital Photography Basics (May Session)
November 18, 2023 | Saturday 11am-5pm
MASTERCLASS: Michael Lundgren

Photo by Robert Wade

“I continue to be inspired by the many possibilities of storytelling through photography. Capturing and harnessing the visual realm is an exciting practice and the supportive and challenging community-learning environment of PCNW is the best place I’ve found to develop my eye.”

— Sol Moravia-Rosenberg, Scholarship Recipient

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Finances a barrier? They don't have to be! Scholarships are available for many of our students.

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Join PCNW and reap the member benefits! We're a robust community of artists, students, educators, collectors, and philanthropists.

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By contributing to PCNW you’re helping us sustain vital artist resources, innovative education offerings and community outreach programs.

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