Promoting the art of photography from the past, present, and with an eye on the future is the mission of Austin Center for Photography. Through exhibitions, lectures, discussion groups, and educational opportunities, ACP brings a deeper appreciation for photography to the City of Austin’s vibrant arts community.
ACP launched the Icons of Photography Lecture Series in 2009. Four world-renowned photographers are slated each year, presenting their work and methods to packed auditoriums. Some previous Icons include Mary Ellen Mark, Alec Soth, and Elliott Erwitt.
Our long-term vision includes establishing a physical space open to the public complete with galleries, a photography oriented library, meeting rooms, digital workstations, darkrooms, a lighting studio, an auditorium, and a gift/coffee shop. Its purpose will be to facilitate the creation, display, promotion of, and education about all facets of photography including historic, traditional, and digital methods. ACP will be a place to learn, share, and grow in all aspects of photography providing a much-needed gathering space in Austin.
As a membership driven organization and a non-profit with 501(c)(3) status, ACP is funded by membership dues, workshop fees, call for submission fees, donations, and grants. ACP welcomes photographers, students and the general public to become members and to help expand knowledge and appreciation for photography in all its forms.