The Houston Center for Photography is an organization dedicated to the art of photography. Starting in 1981 as a small visual artists' organization, HCP has grown to become an exemplary fine art organization.

Our exhibition gallery—free to the public—features some of the finest works of contemporary photography. HCP also offers over 300 photography classes and workshops year-round. Varying in competency levels, these classes are all taught by esteemed photographers and lecturers.

If you have an interest in photography and the sound of networking with other enthusiasts in the studio or around the great city of Houston intrigues you, then we encourage you to come join HCP’s vibrant, supportive and ever-growing photo community by becoming a member.


HCP's Mission

HCP's mission is to increase society's understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture. HCP strives to encourage artists, build audiences, stimulate dialogue, and promote inquiry about photography and related media through education, exhibitions, publications, fellowship programs, and community collaboration.


HCP galleries are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

Group Tours

Guided tours of HCP's exhibitons are available for schools and large groups during Gallery Hours. Contact Natalie Rodgers to set up an appointment.

Visitors with Disabilities

HCP is wheelchair accessible.


HCP has a free parking lot located in front of the building. Parking is also available on the side streets off of West Alabama.

General Inquiries

HCP General Information Line:
For inquiries via email, please write to info@hcponline.org

Houston Visitor Information:
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Houston Public Transportation:
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