Newspace Center for Photography is a multidimensional photography 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, gallery exhibits, digital lab, darkroom, and lighting studio access, artists’ lectures, portfolio reviews, an artist residency, and more, Newspace makes a wide spectrum of enriching photographic opportunities available to the Portland Metro communities.
The Center’s broad curriculum is made up of beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes. From foundational, technical classes to classes on creative studio lighting, darkroom and alternative processes, design and digital applications, personalized training, and creative classes for the fine-artist, Newspace has an evolving variety of educational programming to choose from.
The Newspace gallery mounts 12 exhibits annually. Artists are showcased in solo or two-person shows with the occasional group show or juried exhibition. Curatorial emphasis is placed on modern, fine-art and documentary photography and has included the work of emerging as well as established artists. The gallery is free and open to the 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.
Newspace sees Portland Pedal Power as an undeniable partner within the PDX community. We both strive to support and collaborate with organizations that are locally owned and sustainably minded. We engage and challenge the community to think differently – whether creatively through art and photography or holistically through sustainability and green practices. Newspace is proud to be aligned with Portland Pedal Power and encourage all of our members, followers, students, and donors to help improve Portland through healthy and holistic practices. Be Creative! Make Photographs! Ride a Bike!
(Guest post from Newspace)