The Photography Center of the Capital District

The Photography Center of the Capital District The Photography Center of the Capital District LLC offers opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in all aspects of photographic activity. The PhotoCenter is a membership-supported facility offering almost everything photographic under one roof.
1000s items in Photo Museum; members access to 15,000 photo books

The PhotoCenter Gallery exhibits a variety of imagery including; contemporary images, theme exhibitions, member’s work, regional and international photographers The PhotoCenter Library is dedicated to art and photography. It is a reading/research floor with over eight thousand books and collections of periodicals past and current; The Photography Center of the Capital District Museum holds displays of many historical cameras and images dating back more than 100 years; The PhotoCenter store sells gently used photographic equipment including; cameras, printers, lenses, flashes, accessories and books. A shooting studio is also available for our members! Equipped with backgrounds, props, and various lighting setups. Computer workstations with a variety of peripherals and photographic software are available for use as well as equipment for do-it-yourself photographing, editing, printing, scanning, mounting, matting, exhibition assembling and more! Monthly activity schedule with featured PhotoCenter nights, workshops and private tutorials covering the spectrum of photography; and Annual member exhibition and publication opportunities are also some of our unique features.

12/18/2018

SALON NIGHT *Tonight* Tuesday December 18, 7 to 8:30. Members are invited to bring 5 to 10 prints
for peer review and constructive feedback. Guests are welcomed. Come see the variety of
work created by members.

EXTENDED Hours for Ghana Exhibit. The Photocenter will now be open daily untill Nov 11th. So that is Mon-Fri(5-9) Sat-Su...
10/31/2018

EXTENDED Hours for Ghana Exhibit. The Photocenter will now be open daily untill Nov 11th. So that is Mon-Fri(5-9) Sat-Sun(12-6)

Visitors to the Photography Center tonight have a special event to enjoy -- The Troy Night Out opening of the breathtaki...
10/26/2018
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Visitors to the Photography Center tonight have a special event to enjoy -- The Troy Night Out opening of the

breathtaking exhibit Ghana's Spirit Children: Photographs by Carrie Brown.
Tonight the Okropion Dance and Drum Ensemble will perform at 7 P.M. (yes, live African drumming in the
Gallery).

With her images, Carrie has depicted a predominantly maternal world in the villages of Ghana. In the course
of working for the past ten years to better the lives of disabled children in a culture that often rejects them and
ignores their manifold needs, she has shown us intimate moments with sensitive perception.

Carrie's day-to-day interactions with these truncated families (fathers absent themselves from any association
with or responsibility for a disabled child) have allowed her to record these moments of happiness and love
amid the pathos of the circumstances.

The devotion of mother to child has rarely been photographed in more sensitive detail than in this collection
of images.

The Photography Center of the Capital District is pleased to assist in the 2018 fund-raising efforts of Carrie's
not-for-profit organization, Kekeli, Inc., with this exhibition and the publication of its catalog. During the exhibit,
signed books and signed photographs are available for very modest contributions to Kekeli, Inc.

Visit and follow -- www.kekeli-ghana.org

10/26/2018

Opening tonight! 5-9p, pop in for a little bit, check out the show! Check out the live music... 100% of Book & Print sales go to benefit kekeli-ghana.org/

10/13/2018
Come see the 2018 Members show Today, we are open at 5P! Also pick up some new gear from the Camera Shop!
10/11/2018

Come see the 2018 Members show Today, we are open at 5P! Also pick up some new gear from the Camera Shop!

https://www.facebook.com/kekelighana/Stay tuned in, as we will be hosting a benefit print sale / exhibition for Kekeli G...
10/10/2018
Kekeli Ghana

https://www.facebook.com/kekelighana/

Stay tuned in, as we will be hosting a benefit print sale / exhibition for Kekeli Ghana!

Kekeli-Ghana is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing human rights issues in Ghana, West Africa.

10/10/2018
Tintype, Ambrotype, and Daguerreotypes back on display at the Photocenter!
10/05/2018

Tintype, Ambrotype, and Daguerreotypes back on display at the Photocenter!

Members Show 2018 live! Up now through October 21st. -Be sure to contact Nick about the Members Show book!
10/04/2018

Members Show 2018 live! Up now through October 21st.
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Be sure to contact Nick about the Members Show book!

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10/04/2018

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10/21/2017

The Annual Members Show continues at the Photography Center Gallery until Sunday Nov 4.

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The next exhibit will open on Veterans Day, November 11.
"The Unknown Military" will honor the service of veterans through the years.
Drawing from the extensive archives of vintage images, curator and Associate Director Adam Putnam has assembled an unprecedented exhibition of photographs and artifacts representing every major U.S. conflict from the Civil War to the Iraq War.
From Daguerre (ironic name for this exhibit) to digital, this exhibit will offer uniquely personal photographic perspectives. Added art and
artifacts enhance the viewing experience. From the PhotoCenter Museum, vintage cameras will be paired with the types of photographs which would have been used to make the photographs of each period.

10/01/2017

Current exhibition is the 11th Annual Members Show. 43 great images from 20 of our expert photographers.

PhotoCenter Exhibits & Calls for Entries
12/07/2016
PhotoCenter Exhibits & Calls for Entries

PhotoCenter Exhibits & Calls for Entries

You can help ensure another year of interesting exhibitions in the PhotoCenter Gallery. Participate in the fund raising project called Fifty by Fifty for $50 (50-50-50). Donate $50 to the PhotoCenter and receive a numbered ticket which will entitle you to select from among more than one hundred ite...

The Photography Center of the Capital District is proud to present an exhibition of photographs by Elizabeth Opalenik.Re...
07/28/2016

The Photography Center of the Capital District is proud to present an exhibition of photographs by Elizabeth Opalenik.
Reflections on the Edge / Altered Egos
On view July 29 to September 25, 2016
Opening reception, Friday July 29, 5 to 9 p.m., artist talk and book signing
Free, open to the public
For this series of work, Elizabeth Opalenik transforms the body into images that evoke allegorical connections be it memory, a moment in time or a feeling vaguely recalled.
Elizabeth's innovative images are represented, collected and shown internationally and have been profiled in most major photographic
publications. From her base in Oakland California, for nearly 30 years, she has conducted photography workshops all over the world.
To view images from her monograph “Poetic Grace: Elizabeth Opalenik Photographs 1979-2007” please visit www.elizabethopalenik.com
Artist talk and book signing during the opening reception, Friday, July 29, 5 to 9 p.m. during Troy Night Out. Some of her work and books will
be available at special prices for the duration of the exhibit.

Hello Everyone! We just wanted to announce that Wednesday, January 27 2016, is the last day left in the Call for Entries...
01/26/2016

Hello Everyone!
We just wanted to announce that Wednesday, January 27 2016, is the last day left in the Call for Entries for the Photography Regional of the Capitol District!

All Entries will be taken in at the Fulton Street Gallery at 408 Fulton St,Troy NY between 12pm-5pm.

The PhotoCenter will not be taking entries.

The Regional is open to all Professionals and Non-Professionals residing within an 80 Mile Radius of Albany, ages 18+, using any photographic medium. Works should be completed no earlier than 2013 and not been a part of a prior Photo Regional.

The Salon Show will be held both at the Fulton Street Gallery and The Photo Center of the Capitol District, which is located at 404 River Street, Troy NY.

The Salon Show will be on view between January 29-February 12. The Select Show will be at the Fulton Street Gallery between February 20-April 2.

08/27/2015
Yard Sale

Huge PhotoCenter Yard Sale! Please come support

http://albany.craigslist.org/gms/5193856747.html

We will have a yard sale (or in the Gallery if raining) on Friday, Aug 28th from noon to 8:00 p.m and Saturday & Sunday from noon to 6:00 pm We are finding some fine treasures for your delectation....

The entry deadline is here. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
08/15/2015

The entry deadline is here. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

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08/09/2015

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08/08/2015

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08/07/2015

Beginning photographer? Interested in learning more about your camera and how to properly use it? Call the PhotoCenter at (518) 273 - 0100 or email us at [email protected] to set up an appointment. Also, we do tutorials regarding almost anything photographic and can work with any skill level! Hope to hear from you!

08/07/2015

The Photography Center of the Capital District LLC offers to those interested in the photographic arts opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in all aspects of photographic activity. Please check out our website at photocentertroy.org and look under Memberships & Benefits to learn more.

Timeline Photos
08/07/2015

Timeline Photos

Deadline for submissions: Aug 15th. Don't miss out!
08/07/2015

Deadline for submissions: Aug 15th. Don't miss out!

The Photography Center of the Capital District
08/06/2015

The Photography Center of the Capital District

Deadline for submissions: Aug 15th. Get those images in while you still can!
08/04/2015

Deadline for submissions: Aug 15th. Get those images in while you still can!

Don't forget to come check out our new exhibition.
08/01/2015

Don't forget to come check out our new exhibition.

Dinner Night with John Dillon
07/17/2015

Dinner Night with John Dillon

Timeline Photos
07/16/2015

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07/16/2015

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07/12/2015

If you're not aware, the PhotoCenter's Business Hours have changed for the summer. Please see the updated seasonal hours below:

Summer Business Hours:
Thursday & Friday: 5:00-9:00pm
Closed Mon, Tues, Wed
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00-6:00pm

If you haven't been able to visit yet, it's still not too late. Come see our current exhibit On the Scene: A Life of Pho...
07/05/2015

If you haven't been able to visit yet, it's still not too late. Come see our current exhibit On the Scene: A Life of Photojournalism, featuring the photographs of John Dillon. You don't want to miss this! Catch it before it closes on July 26th.

06/13/2015

Thanks to all who were able to make it out to the reception last night. We were pleased to see how many people made it out and are thankful that you all helped make it a success!

The Photography Center announces the next exhibition featuring the work of John Dillon:“On the Scene: A Life of Photoj...
06/11/2015

The Photography Center announces the next exhibition featuring the work of John Dillon:
“On the Scene: A Life of Photojournalism”
Opening Friday, June 12, with reception 5 to 9 p.m.
The Photography Center of the Capital District is proud to present a retrospective of works from the highs and lows of state politics and politicians. From Carey to Pataki, the Cuomos and the convicts, John has been there with his camera to capture the moment and personalities.
John Dillon has been one of the region's foremost photojournalists, although his byline is not usually seen in our area publications. Over the past four decades, Mr. Dillon has done assignment work for major newspapers, The New York Times, USA Today, The Miami Herald, The Irish Echo, The Evangelist, Times Union and most recently The New York Daily News to name a few. He has been an assignment photographer for major news agencies, United Press International, Reuters, The Associated Press and Catholic News Service.
The exhibit is accompanied by the vintage equipment once used to send timely images to the front pages of the morning newspaper.
Opening reception at the Photography Center is Friday, June 12, 5 to 9 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
The Photography Center of the Capital District, LLC
404 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-0100

The Photography Center of the Capital District
06/11/2015

The Photography Center of the Capital District

The Photography Center announces the next exhibition featuring the work of John Dillon:“On the Scene:  A Life of Photo...
06/05/2015

The Photography Center announces the next exhibition featuring the work of John Dillon:
“On the Scene: A Life of Photojournalism”
Opening Friday, June 12, with reception 5 to 9 p.m.

The Photography Center of the Capital District is proud to present a retrospective of works from the highs and lows of state politics and politicians. From Carey to Pataki, the Cuomos and the convicts, John has been there with his camera to capture the moment and personalities.
John Dillon has been one of the region's foremost photojournalists, although his byline is not usually seen in our area publications. Over the past four decades, Mr. Dillon has done assignment work for major newspapers, The New York Times, USA Today, The Miami Herald, The Irish Echo, The Evangelist, Times Union and most recently The New York Daily News to name a few. He has been an assignment photographer for major news agencies, United Press International, Reuters, The Associated Press and Catholic News Service.
The exhibit is accompanied by the vintage equipment once used to send timely images to the front pages of the morning newspaper.

Opening reception at the Photography Center is Friday, June 12, 5 to 9 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

The Photography Center of the Capital District, LLC
404 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-0100

Hello All! Just a reminder that the closing reception via #TroyNightOut for The 2015 Student Show is coming up on May 29...
05/28/2015

Hello All! Just a reminder that the closing reception via #TroyNightOut for The 2015 Student Show is coming up on May 29th from 5:00pm-9:00pm. If you are interested in purchasing a souvenir poster, please contact us before the reception so we can have one printed for you (Prices: 20x30 = $20.00, 8x10 = $6.00). Hope to see you all there!

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05/23/2015
10 Documentaries Every Photographer Should Watch on Netflix | Resource Magazine

Check these out!
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Do you feel like you need a Netflix binge day, but you also want to stimulate your creativity? We’ve put together a list of the top 10 documentaries for photographers currently streaming on Netflix. These movies get into the heart of how pictures tell stories and they explore the passionate...

Hello All! Just a reminder that the closing reception via #TroyNightOut for The 2015 Student Show is coming up on May 29...
05/23/2015

Hello All! Just a reminder that the closing reception via #TroyNightOut for The 2015 Student Show is coming up on May 29th from 5:00pm-9:00pm. If you are interested in purchasing a souvenir poster, please contact us before the reception so we can have one printed for you (Prices: 20x30 = $20.00, 8x10 = $6.00). Hope to see you all there!

This is today! Don't forget to take pictures so that you can submit for our call for entries later.
05/15/2015

This is today! Don't forget to take pictures so that you can submit for our call for entries later.

Address

404 River St
Troy, NY
12180-2821

The PhotoCenter can be reached by most bus lines servicing Troy, NY. Most notable the 22 from Albany and the 370 from Schenectady. Located next door to the Salvation Army and King Venetian Blind & Drapery.

Opening Hours

Thursday 17:00 - 21:00
Friday 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(518) 273-0100

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