The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography (DCCP) is a non-profit, 501 c3, organization that brings together a community of people interested in photography and lens-based media. Its mission is to foster the appreciation and understanding of photography by promoting contemporary lens-based artists. DCCP works to encourage creative discourse and a visual understanding of the still and moving frame by offering online and pop-up exhibitions,  print publications, and portfolio reviews. DCCP seeks to broaden its outreach among Detroit’s diverse communities through exhibitions and programming in collaboration with local institutions.

In its efforts to provide innovative means of representing contemporary and unique work DCCP has moved its galleries online. The Collection, New Directions, and Frame/s are continually updated and aim to highlight the work of emerging lens-based artists. By embracing developments in digital media DCCP will continue to function as a vital cultural resource that extends beyond Detroit’s city limit.

About Us
Originally located in downtown Pontiac, DCCP was founded in 2010 as a, member-run, visual artist organization. The original governing board included physicians, lawyers, educators, photographers, and gallery owners. DCCP continues to embrace these cross-professional collaborations in its current form online and in print publications as a means of expanding not only its audience, but also the resources provided to its community.

We check submissions for the New Directions, Frame/s, and Pages showcases annually. Any inquiries can be directed to the team members below or to submissions@detroitccp.org. For consideration to the online galleries, please utilize the form found on the SUBMIT page.

Kyohei Abe
Executive Director/
Chief Curator

Kottie Gaydos
Director of Operations/
Curator and Editor-in-Chief of Special Publications

Andrea Kaminski
Director of Online Media