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Summer 2017

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Shining a Spotlight on Photographer s B Y M I C H A E L C H AT F I E L D I n 1967, Sunset Elementary School was just beginning the process of evolving into Carmel's crown jewel, the Sunset Center. That year, a sextet of local but world-famous photog- raphers—Cole and Brett Weston, Morley Baer, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall and Ansel Adams—formed the Friends of Photography in a former classroom. When the Friends vacated, the space was taken over by the Center for Photographic Art (CPA). "This is the second-oldest continuously oper- ating photo gallery in the US," says Executive Director Brian Taylor. "The further you go from Carmel, the more famous we are." CPA's mission statement is simple: inspire the ar tist and the audience by nur turing the personal growth inherent in creating and appreciating ar t. This goal is accomplished in several ways: through changing exhibits, lectures and work- shops. PIE workshops (Photography + Ideas + Experience) nurture and encourage the creative process. The next PIE takes place September 22-24, 2017. Exhibitions change about every six weeks. Currently, the gallery hosts "Low Fidelity: The Action of Light." For this show, CPA invited five photographers to explore non-digital tech- niques. The results are surprising and delightful. Taylor says CPA is revered by the photo- graphic community. "Every major photographer in America has displayed their work in this gallery," he says. The Center for Photographic Art is located at the Sunset Center on San Carlos at 9th Avenue in Carmel. 831/625-5181 or SHORTCUTS ART Moira McDonald, Klea McKenna, John Chiara and Chris McCaw have their works on exhibit at The Center for Photographic Art in the Sunset Center in Carmel. 56 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 7 Photo: Kelli Uldall

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