Centre for Contemporary Photography

  • Founded: 1986
  • Director: Daniel Boetker-Smith
  • Location: Fitzroy, Victoria

Through exhibitions, education and publishing, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) places contemporary Australian photography and video in conversation with significant historical and international practice, expanding the context for current Australian lens-based arts. Operating at the intersection of photography and contemporary art, CCP is the gallery at which Australian photographic artists aspire to exhibit their work. We support artists by providing educational experiences for aspiring creators, exhibition opportunities for early-career artists, commissioned research projects for mid-career artists, and opportunities for established artists to experiment and take risks.

Since its establishment in 1986 by an energised collective of 13 photographers who sought to develop a resource centre for photography which would also form a dedicated hub for the advancement and consistent display of the photographic arts, CCP has played a pivotal role in the development of lens-based arts and public engagement with photography.

In 2005, CCP relocated to purpose designed premises by Sean Godsell Architects. Our exhibition program is presented across five gallery spaces, including the Night Projection Window viewed from the street after dark.