Anderman Photography Lecture Series at DAM

June 28:
Anderman Photography Lecture with Adam Jeppesen
Anderman Photography Lectures Series | Adam Jeppesen
Thursday, June 28, 2018
7:00–8:30 pm
Hamilton Building - Lower Level
Purchase tickets now or call 720-913-0130

Adam Jeppesen was born in Denmark but is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  His work is inspired by travel, the landscape, solitude and the experience of making and looking at a photograph. Jeppesen is included inNew Territory: Landscape Photography Today on view June 24, 2018 through September 16, 2018. The examples of his work in this show were born out of a 487 day solo trek from the North Pole through the Americas to the South Pole in Antarctica. Jeppesen’s body of work provokes questions like: How can an image of a place evoke the experience of that place? What role does photography play in our memory? Our perception of reality? Join us for this rare opportunity to hear Jeppesen speak about his thoughtful approach to photography.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Lecture tickets are $5 for students, DAM members and CPAC members, $12 for general admission.

Purchase tickets now

The Anderman Photography Lecture Series presents talks by the preeminent creators and thinkers in photography today. Sponsored by the DAM Photography Department. Series funding is generously provided by Evan and Elizabeth Anderman.

Image credit: Adam Jeppesen, Untitled 1260 P1 & P2, from The Flatlands Camp Project, 2012. Xerography and straight pins. Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Photography Acquisitions Alliance.

Upcoming lecture:
Anderman Photography Lecture Series| Sharon Harper
Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:00–8:30 pm
Hamilton Building - Lower Level
Purchase tickets now or call 720-913-0130.

Sharon Harper’s photography explores the relationship between technology and perception through landscape imagery. Her work is in the collection of major art institutions and she is currently a Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Several examples of Sharon Harper’s photographs are included in New Territory: Landscape Photography Today, on view June 24, 2018 through September 16, 2018. The landscape as well the view of the day and night sky from the world below are significant to her work. The celestial landscape, the moon and stars in particular, figure prominently. Through multiple exposures and extended exposure times Harper is able to capture various phases of the moon in one image or the trail of a star over several minutes. Photographs like these begin to reveal the role photography can play in our relationship with the landscape. They consider how the camera can act as an extension of the human eye capturing what we are not able to see on our own and explore ways to depict the abstract concept of time in a singular static image.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Lecture tickets are $5 for students, DAM members and CPAC members, $12 for general admission
Purchase tickets now

Image credit: Sharon Harper,  Moon Studies and Star Scratches, No. 9 June 4-30, 2005 Clearmont, Wyoming 15, 30, 20, 8, 5, 1, 5, 2, 1 minute exposures; 15, 8, 10, 14 second exposures, 2005. Chromogenic color print. Courtesy of the artist.
Upcoming Exhibition:

New Territory: Landscape Photography Today
June 24, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Hamilton Building - Level 2
Included in General Admission

New Territory: Landscape Photography Today presents over 100 photographs by 40 contemporary photographers who take landscape as their subject. From the spectacular to the seemingly mundane, and from celebratory to critical, these artists surprise us with their often highly experimental approach to the medium. Their work reflects their perceptions of how we live in the world today, and how the choices we make now will shape the landscapes of the future. The traditional idea of landscape photography calls to mind mountains, meadows and coastlines. Today, “landscape” photography has grown to encompass scenes that show conflicts between cultures, or between nature and civilization, as well as inspiring views of wilderness. New Territory showcases artworks that look at these features and conflicts in new ways, and that challenge viewers to contemplate our complex relationship with the landscape.
New Territory: Landscape Photography Today is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is generously funded by the Adolph Coors Exhibition Endowment Fund, donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.
Image credit: Matthew Brandt, Lake Isabella CA TC 2, 2014. Three chromogenic prints soaked in Lake Isabella water. Each element: 91 13/16 x 65 in.; Unique. Courtesy of Matthew Brandt and Yossi Milo Gallery. © Matthew Brandt

For additional details, please e-mail
We now have a Facebook page. Find us at

CPAC June openings, classes, lectures and calls for work !

Image: Preston Utley, Self, 2018

CPAC Annual Members' Show

Opening Reception + Awards Ceremony with JurorSat., June 9 (5-8pm)
Closing Reception + Artist TalksSat., July 14 (5-8 pm)

All events are free and open to the public

Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Griffin Museum of Photography

This year's Members' Show highlights 32 incredible photographs selected from a pool of 670 images submitted by CPAC members from Colorado and across the United States. Join us for the opening reception when our esteemed Juror, Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator at the Griffin Museum of Photography, will present awards for Best in Show and Honorable Mention. Ms. Tognarelli will also choose one artist for a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum. 

June 13: Getting Started in the Business of Photography

Thinking of starting your own photography business? Learn how to create a professional business plan that will set you up for success. Presented by CPAC and the American Society of Media Photographers. Please register in advance.

Speaker: Katie Warnke, Owner, GreenEarth Photography and Co-founder, BrandUp Images
WhenWednesday, June 13, 6 - 8:30 pm
Where: CPAC, 1070 Bannock Street, Denver 80204
Cost: FREE for CPAC members; $10 non-members 


AUGUST 31 – OCTOBER 6, 2018

Photography has a complex relationship to truth that leads all the way back to the invention of the medium. Maybe by exploring work that talks about the prevalence of lies, we will find important truth about ourselves.
Call for Entries – Deadline: Friday, July 6, 2018 (midnight MDT) – APPLY HERE
Image by Angie Dornier

22 New Classes to Inspire You

Registration is now open for CPAC's fall classes and workshops. CPAC members save 10%. (Not a member? Join here.) 
Browse Classes & Workshops

Follow us on Instagram

CPAC Annual Members' Show

Image: Preston Utley, Self, 2018

CPAC Annual Members' Show

Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Griffin Museum of Photography

Opening Reception + Awards Ceremony with Juror:
Saturday, June 9, 5-8 pm

Closing Reception + Artist Talks:
Saturday, July 14, 5-8 pm

Location: CPAC, 1070 Bannock St., Denver 80204
The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is proud to announce its 55th Annual Members’ Show, featuring 32 outstanding photographs selected by Juror Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator at the Griffin Museum of PhotographyMs. Tognarelli reviewed a total of 670 images submitted by 116 CPAC members from Colorado and across the United States.

Join us for a free Opening Reception + Award Ceremony on June 9, when Ms. Tognarelli will select and present the Best in Show award. Ms. Tognarelli will also select one individual artist for a solo exhibition at the Griffin, and present two Honorable Mention awards. CPAC Executive Director Samantha Johnston will present the Director's Choice award.
Exhibition Preview

cpac MAY 2018

Image: Indiana Avenue School, Atlantic City by Wendel White, from Schools for the Colored

Segregated Influences

Wendel White + Tya Alisa Anthony

On view through June 2, 2018

"America’s history of racial segregation is a perplexing thing to sort out," writes Ray Mark Rinaldi in The Denver Post. "It has come and gone and come again, and in so many shapes and shades, that putting the pieces together as a whole to reckon with at once seems an impossible task. The two-artist exhibit 'Segregated Influences' at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center doesn’t build a complete picture, but it does help us to discern the edges of segregation, to see its blatant sides and its subtle margins, to consider both its pure harm and its subversive influences." Read the full review in The Denver Post.

May 9: How to Approach and Build Relationships with Arts Organizations

Have you ever wondered how galleries find the artists they exhibit? Would you like to be one of those artists? Join CPAC for the May 9 meeting of PhotoVox, "Gallery Practices Part 3: How to Build Relationships with Arts Organizations."

Panelists: Bobbi Walker, Owner, Walker Fine Art, and Molly Casey, Co-Founder & Studio Chief at NINE dot ARTS
WhenWednesday, May 9, 6 - 8:30 pm
Where: CPAC, 1070 Bannock Street, Denver 80204
Cost: FREE for CPAC members; $10 non-members 

Tutoring Now Available at CPAC's Digital Lab

Need help printing, scanning, or editing your photography? Sign up for a one-on-one tutoring session with Frank Varney, an accomplished photographer and CPAC instructor with 30 years of teaching experience. 

Photobook Workshop & Portfolio Review with Daylight Books 

Sunday, July 8, 10-4 pm

Join Michael Itkoff, Cofounder of Daylight Books, for a one-day workshop and portfolio review session about the changing landscape of photography book publishing. Bring in your portfolio and receive a one-on-one critique, with a focus on editing, sequencing, and preparing your project for presentation to publishers. Skill level: intermediate to advanced.
Learn More
Browse All Classes & Workshops
CPAC Thanks Our Supporters: