Photographic Center Northwest

Photographic Education

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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.

UP NEXT IN THE GALLERY- 26th Juried Photography Exhibition: Being Present
On view: June 27 – August 11, 2024
July 10 & 13, 2024 | Wednesday, Online 6:30-8pm (Pacific Time) & Saturday, On-Location 12:30-4pm
Creating Portraits On-Location
July 11, 13 & 14, 2024 | Thu, Online 6-8pm (Pacific Time) & Sat - Sun, On-location 10am-3pm
Experimenting with Wet Plate Collodion in the Field
July 18 & 20, 2024 | Thursday 6-9pm & Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm
Lift Off: Flying and Photographing with Drones
July 21, 2024 | Sunday 12:30-5:30pm
WORKSHOP: Digital Workflow Basics - Adobe Lightroom

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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