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Photographic Center Northwest

Photographic Center Northwest

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7 months ago
I’m such a fan of the community they cultivate for budding and experienced Seattle photographers alike. PCNW is a nonprofit educational institution in Capitol Hill that hosts classes, workshops, presentations, and exhibitions.

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over 1 year ago
If you love photography or have a creative itch that you haven't been able to scratch, check out the classes at Photographic Center Northwest. It's centrally located on Capitol Hill with classrooms, film and digital photo lab space and galleries. There are classes from complete beginner to very advanced with a certificate program for anyone looking to really commit to creative photography. They also have classes for kids and teens as well.
Liz Pearce Steve Banfield Thanks Steve - any particular instructor you like?
  • almost 2 years ago
Steve Banfield Liz Pearce They are all really good. I've had classes with Dan Hawkins and Gina White but the instructors shift around depending on what classes are being offered that quarter. Enrollment is open now for Fall 2019 with classes starting in late September.
  • almost 2 years ago
over 1 year ago
Photo school on cap hill. Taking a class or workshops here is a great way to get better at taking photos - accessible for people who just shoot on phones all the way to film purists. Great instructors and facility.

About Photographic Center Northwest

Photographic Center Northwest is a non-profit that offers classes and workshops, free exhibitions and public programs, and publicly accessible facilities that teach the history and future of photography. They serve Seattle by providing access to regional, national, and international perspectives through photography. PCNW actively seeks photographers, curators, educators, and partner organizations to provide access to education in the photographic arts.


Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
Monday - Thursday: 12:30pm - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: Closed

Darkroom, Digital Lab and Studio availability varies due to class schedules. Please contact the front desk at or 206.720.7222 x0 for information about day to day availability.


  • Become a Member - Members receive benefits including discounts on education offerings, facilities rentals and gallery purchases; opportunities for professional development and exhibition, and invitations to special member events. Visit their website for membership pricing.
  • Donation - By contributing to PCNW you’re helping sustain vital artist resources such as affordable access to darkrooms, digital labs and studios, innovative education offerings and need-based scholarships, and always-free exhibitions and companion public programs such as artist lectures, panel discussions, and visual literacy workshops. Visit their website for details on how to donate.
  • Volunteers - Volunteers help keep artists, students, members, and community groups going. Volunteering at PCNW is a great opportunity. Volunteers must be 18 or older to apply.


900 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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