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The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography.  Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog and New York City gallery exhibits.
NYC4PA is proud to advance the art of photography.


Photographers Maddi Ring and Patricia Gilman, as members of a photography organization, had produced several gallery shows in New York City. We saw how exciting and motivating these exhibitions were to the photographers and wanted to expand those opportunities.  So, in August 2012 we created the New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) with a mission to provide exhibition opportunities to fellow photographers worldwide.  We continue to do that today, sponsoring international open calls, juried by respected members of the photography community, where submitters compete for cash prizes and/or the opportunity to participate in New York gallery exhibitions. To keep it interesting we create themes that are
both inspiring and fun to work with.  
NYC4PA sponsors up to six contests each year. To date we have juried over 20,000 images and continue to support a prize model that includes cash awards and/or gallery shows. Our opening receptions are, as we envisioned, gatherings of excited photographers from around the world, their families and friends as well as art collectors and those interested in the art of photography. 
Beyond calls for entry, in 2015 we offered a unique travel experience to Greenland and in 2017 we expanded exhibition opportunities with photographer representation at major art fairs such as ARTEXPO in New York City.
We hope we inspire photographers to expand their horizons. Our advice is simple:
Get out there and shoot. It’s a wonderful way to see the world!

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