About Us


Newspace Center for Photography is a nonprofit resource center and community hub for students, working artists, professional photographers, educators, and photo-enthusiasts of all types. Through a full roster of course offerings, exhibitions, digital lab, darkroom and lighting studio access, public programs, and more, Newspace makes a wide spectrum of enriching photographic opportunities available to the Portland Metro communities.

Our broad curriculum is made up of beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes. From foundational, technical classes to classes on creative studio lighting, alternative processes, documentary photography, and marketing for the fine-artist, the Center has a regularly evolving variety of educational programming to choose from.

The Center presents 6-10 exhibitions and pop-up shows annually that highlight contemporary image-based practices. Our exhibition program explores the diverse ways in which artists make images and the topics they investigate, and further serves as a platform for discussion. With our programs, we strongly advocate that the image is uniquely positioned to reflect, communicate, teach, propose, and challenge the state of our culture and surroundings. Our exhibitions and public programs are free and open to the general public.

In addition to regular programming, Newspace fills a particular niche in supporting the regional nonprofit community by partnering with other organizations to enhance the programming goals of all institutions involved. Newspace has partnered with Washington School for the Deaf,  Saturday Academy, Portland Community College, as well as Pablove Shutterbugs, a nonprofit that teaches children living with cancer to develop their creative voice through the art of photography.


Our Mission

Newspace Center for Photography connects and inspires people by offering an accessible place to create, learn, and engage in the evolution of the image.