Photographic Center Northwest

PCNW facilitates creation, conversation, and experiences of significant photography

PCNW facilitates creation, conversations, and experiences of significant photography. Through our certificate program; an innovative partnership with Seattle University's BFA in photography program; continuing education; and public programs, including our exhibitions—free to the public—we expand dialogue through and around photography, the global language of today.

We've got a few spaces left in Digital Imaging II: Advanced Photoshop with renowned PCNW faculty Juan Aguilera. Classes start soon but there is still time to register!
Image © Juan Aguilera

Photography II: Black and White

So, you've taken Photography I: Black & White. Take it to the next level! Expand your technical skills and aesthetic awareness with beloved PCNW faculty Tara Champion. Classes start soon, but there is still time to register. REGISTRATION: OPEN Description: The focus of Photography II: B&W is an expansion of the technical skills gained in Photography I: B&W and a deeper understanding of the aesthetic principles …


Photographic makers, viewers, appreciators.....this time of year, as we revel in the warm, low light, we ask you to consider supporting the house of photography in Seattle. NEW! We can once again take donations of stock (email for details). Transactions online, checks, or even the verdant green of cash....all are welcome, and every amount significant. Thank you in advance for reducing your taxes while enriching a vibrant educational space for photography, the language of your life! Photo Center NW strengthens the community by elevating the art and appreciation of photography.

Become a Member

PCNW Membership is the gift to give. Support the photographic arts and become part of our extended community! Help us to sustain artist resources and innovative education programs in the photographic arts for students of all levels. Your membership supports our entire community and in return, we offer grea…

Call for Entries! PCNW 21st Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, curated by Sandra Phillips, Curator Emeritus, SF MOMA

Header image, detail: Alyssa Minahan, 3rd place, Juried Exhibition 2015

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