Exterior view of Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne, 2005. Courtesy CCP
With its purpose-designed galleries, the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) is the preeminent Victorian organization for the exhibition of contemporary photo-based arts.
CCP provides a context for the enjoyment, education, understanding, and appraisal of contemporary practice. It works from a tradition of photography and explores the various dimensions of the post-photographic through exhibition and allied activities. A nonprofit membership organization, CCP was established by the Australian photographic community in 1986. Core activities include: exhibitions (touring and gallery), education, public programs and information services, publishing, print sales, and advocacy.
CCP occupies a unique place within Australian contemporary arts organizations. Here, emerging photo-based artists can gain a formative experience in the development and staging of exhibitions, practicing photographers can find new audiences, and established artists can experiment with new directions. Entry to the CCP galleries is always free, encouraging visits from broad sections of the community.