Founded in 1977, the Center for Photography at Woodstock is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 artist-centered organization dedicated to supporting artists working in photography and related media and engaging audiences through opportunities in which creation, discovery, and learning are made possible.
Located in Woodstock, NY, CPW serves as a bridge connecting artists working in photography and related media to year-round programs that include exhibitions, workshops, lectures, artist workspace residencies, regional grants, and more. CPW provides access to professional resources including traditional and digital workspace, a library of over 1,500 monographs, exhibition catalogs, and publications, public lectures, community, and more. CPW’s print collection, which is held on extended loan at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz features over 1,800 works including photography, artist books, photo-based sculptures, and more. In 2009 CPW received the Spotlight Award from the Lucie Foundation for “significantly altering the landscape of photography”.