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”.
The photographs in Work In Progress On In Progress Work have been made in downtown Brooklyn between 2011-2014, a time when changes in the architecture of the area alone became a monumental manifestation of the rapid socioeconomic shifts in the area.Learn More
A curatorial discussion of recent exhibitions which present work by photographic artists which free the medium of its traditional documentary impulse, instead creating images which push our understanding of what a photograph could and should become via gestures of abstraction, deconstruction, and manipulation by the artists’ hand.Learn More