Palm Beach Photographic Centre
Museum Exhibits

20th Annual MEMBERS' Juried Exhibition
FOTOcamp 2016

Aug 26 to Oct 29, 2016

Opening Reception: Aug 26, 2016 6-8pm
On View: Aug 26 to Oct 29, 2016

Photographs of the Grateful Dead

Nov 18, 2016 – Jan 4, 2017

From the Archives of Robbi Cohn
Ms. Cohn's photographs span the last decade the Grateful Dead performed, and represent the largest single body of work documenting the famous psychedelic rock and roll band.

Free Concert: Nov 18, 2016, 4:45-5:45pm
Opening Reception: Nov 18, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm
On View: Nov 19, 2016 – Jan 4, 2017

22nd Annual FOTOfusion

Jan 24-28, 2017

FOTOfusion, the popular cultural festival “where creativity and technology fuse,” attracts hundreds of professional and hobbyist photographers to West Palm Beach for five days of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, multimedia presentations, portfolio reviews, hands-on computer classes, demonstrations, and photo shoots taught by more than 60 world renowned photographers, digital imaging artists and picture editors. The 2017 FOTOmentor Award will be presented to Albert Watson.

On View: Jan 24-28, 2017

Special Exhibition of Photographs by Albert Watson,
recipient of the 2017 FOTOmentor Award

Jan 24 – Mar 11, 2017

Albert Watson is one of the world’s most successful and prolific photographers, blending art, fashion and commercial photography into stunning images. Named one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time by Photo District News, his many honors include an Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Queen Elizabeth II, and the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal for lifetime achievements. Watson’s iconic images and celebrity portraits have been in countless international publications, including 100 Vogue covers, in galleries and museums worldwide, in advertising campaigns for major corporations. The director of more than 100 TV commercials and the author of five books, Watson’s unique visual language and single-minded commitment to perfection have made him a world-renowned photographic master.

On View: Jan 24 – Mar 11, 2017

Photography of Place

Mar 25 – May 6, 2017

This stunning exhibition will present photographs by more than 20 different artists who are best known for their images of specific geographic places. The artists range from grand masters to accomplished amateurs and are as diverse as the places they capture on film.

On View: Mar 25 – May 6, 2017

3rd Annual Best in Show Festival

May 13 – Aug 12, 2017

This exhibition will showcase pictures and photojournalists that were honored at the annual POYi (Pictures of the Year International) Competition, the world’s oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program and competition based at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. POYi’s mission is to recognize excellence in documentary photography and photojournalism.

On View: May 13 – August 12, 2017

21st Annual MEMBERS' Juried Exhibition
FOTOcamp 2017

Aug 26 – Oct 28, 2017

Once again, this exhibit will showcase the diverse work of PBPC members and the emerging talent of our young photographers.

On View: Aug 26 – Oct 28, 2017

Museum Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
  • Friday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday - Closed



The Palm Beach Photographic Centre proudly presents:

20th Annual Members' Exhibition
FOTcamp 2016

on view
August 27 - October 29, 2016

Public is Invited to FREE Opening Reception
August 26, 2016: 6-8pm

(C) Kent Burkhardsmeier
"Foggy Graveyard" ©Kent Burkhardsmeier

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre proudly announces its 20th Annual Members Juried Exhibition, which will take place in our beautiful museum space in our new facility in downtown West Palm Beach. The Members exhibition will also be showcased in our website.

The exhibition is open to photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. Palm Beach Photographic Centre invites photographers working in all mediums and styles to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Those photographers wishing to exhibit, who are not currently members of Palm Beach Photographic Centre, must join by indicating their membership level on the entry form.

Photo Gallery

>CLICK HERE to see an online gallery of all the accepted images.


Winners will be announced at the opening reception.

Press Release

Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s 20th Annual MEMBERS’ JURIED EXHIBITION will showcase the work of its members, both inside the Photo Centre and on its Web site.

Among the 80 Photo Centre members that will be represented in the upcoming exhibition are several South Florida residents, including two from Palm Beach (Dragana Connaughton for Kilimanjaro at Sunset, and Sandra Pfeifer for Night of the Iguana); Chris Kalmbach from Hobe Sound for Blow Hole; Erika Masterson from Melbourne for Secret Garden; Emil J. Miller from Miramar for Breezy Hill Road – Upper Complex #1; and Andy Spilos from Lantana for Rosie.

This year’s MEMBERS’ JURIED EXHIBITION is being judged by Arnold Drapkin, who spent more than 40 years associated with Time Inc., including a decade as Picture Editor of Time Magazine, winning more than 200 awards for photographic excellence. Drapkin is the recipient of the National Press Photographers Association’s Sprague Lifetime Achievement Award and the FOTOfusion® Golden Career Award. He was Director of the Parsons School of Design International Photographic Workshop student exchange program for seven years, and the FOTOfusion® Festival from 1996 through 2009, and served as a Photo Manager for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Currently a photographic consultant, Drapkin served as Director of Photography for the 1989 Bush Inauguration and as Photographic Consultant for the Clinton and George W. Bush Inaugurals.

A Best of Show cash prize of $950 will be awarded, as will two Merit Awards for free tuition for a FOTOfusion Passport or a Master Workshop. This year’s winners will be announced at the exhibition’s opening reception on August 27.

FOTOcamp 2016 Exhibit

In addition to the MEMBERS’ JURIED EXHIBITION, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre also will be presenting the FOTOcamp 2016 Exhibit, which will showcase impressive works by the emerging talent of young photographers who participated in this summer’s annual FOTOcamp program.

“Some of the kids participating in FOTOcamp this summer traveled here from all over to attend the camp,” says NeJame. “We had two sisters from the Ukraine this year, and a repeat student from Morocco. Others come annually from around the U.S., including Connecticut, California and Massachusetts, as well as from all over the state of Florida.”

At the dual Opening Reception on August 26, the best student portfolio from FOTOcamp 2016 will win a DSLR camera.

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre proudly presents:

Photographs of the Grateful Dead

from the Archives of Robbi Cohn

Opening Night Reception
Friday, November 18, 2016

"Crazy Fingers", a South Florida Grateful Dead tribute band,
will perform in the City Center Courtyard
from 4:45 to 5:45pm before the museum doors open.

on view
Nov 19, 2016 - Jan 4, 2017

Public is Invited to FREE Opening Reception and Concert

(C) Robbi Cohn / Dead Images
©Robbi Cohn / Dead Images

Robbi Cohn's photographs span the last decade the Grateful Dead performed, and represent the largest single body of work documenting the famous psychedelic rock and roll band.

Photographing musicians since 1984, she was the first photographer licensed by the Grateful Dead. Robbi’s pictures have been used on CD’s, hang tags for Jerry Garcia ties and have been published in many magazines, books and newspapers. Many of her images are iconic and have appeared in Rolling Stone and USA Today, and on officially released Jerry Garcia stamps from Mongolia and Montserrat. She is also one of the featured artists at the new Jerry Garcia website.