Photo Tuesday // Open Projector Night // May 17th

Open Projector! (Hello to Summer)

Tuesday, May 17th, 7:00 pm

The Studio
245 W 5th Ave Suite 108, Anchorage

BYOC (Bring your own chair! Camp chairs recommended)

Please bring up to 20 images on a thumb drive – full resolution is fine! Come and see what your fellow artists have been up to!


Photo Tuesday // April 19th 7pm // Ellen Davis – Tangled Up in Blue

Ellen Davis – Tangled Up in Blue

Tuesday April 19th 7pm

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Auditorium
625 C St, Anchorage

Please join us for a presentation of Ellen Davis’ experiences working with the cyanotype process, which is famous for producing monochromatic prints in prussian blue. Ellen favors the use of fabric to create photographic prints and three dimensional works that pushes the definition of a photograph

Ellen is an Anchorage-based photographer currently enrolled in the Fine Arts Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her work has been shown in Los Angeles, New York City, the Anchorage Museum, and has received local and national awards. She loves landscape, travel, experimental, and fine art photography. She works with digital, film, and alternative processes- or any combination of the above that makes an image work. Photography is deeply intertwined with her love for art, exploration, and adventure.

Ellen Davis - Tangled up in Blue


image by Ellen Davis

Rarefied Light Workshop 2016


Amy Arbus –  The Narrative Portrait

Click HERE to signup online for the workshop




This workshop will explore the photo essay as a way to reveal the nature of a person (or people) in context, over time. A compelling picture story sets the scene, introduces the characters, evokes a mood, and shows the conflict with all of its consequences. Participants are encouraged to think about simple story ideas before class. Through slide presentations and critiques we will discuss techniques for lifestyle, photojournalism, fashion and traditional portraiture.

Key topics will be: approaching people, collaborating with them and encouraging them to feel at ease. Most importantly, we will cover techniques for editing, sequencing and presentation.

In preparation for class, please read Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland.

Familiarize yourself with “The Country Doctor,” by W. Eugene Smith from Life Magazine.

Prints are recommended to facilitate critiques.

Workshop Fees

  • APC Member: $250
  • Non Member: $300

Workshop Dates:

  • July 22nd – 5pm-9pm
  • July 23rd and July 24th– 9am-5pm

This year our Rarefied Light workshop signup will be accepted online. The workshop is limited to 12 people, at the juror’s request.

As such – no refunds will be given by APC if you are unable to attend. You may however, transfer your spot to another photographer.

Click HERE to signup online for the workshop

Photo Tuesday // March 15th 7pm // The Akela Collective

The Akela Collective

Tuesday March 15th 7pm

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Auditorium
625 C St, Anchorage

The Akela Collective, a group of young, Alaskan-raised photographers will be lecturing on/answering questions about the state of today’s social media, its influence on today’s up and coming photographers, and its marketing potential in Alaska.


image by Young Kim

Rarefied Light – 2016 // Call Opens March 15th!


Alaska Photographic Center invites you to enter your photography and participate in Rarefied Light 2016!


This year’s juror, Amy Arbus, is an award winning fine art photographer.

Amy has had 35 solo exhibitions worldwide and her photographs are part of the collection of The National Theatre in Norway, the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art.

This year we will be accepting ONLY submissions through Call For Entries. Please register to participate here:

The Call for Entries for Rarefied 2016 will be opened on March 15th 2016 and end May 27th 2016, at 6:59pm AKST

The call link will be published here when the entry goes live – as well as information on how to sign up for the Rarefied Workshop.

Photo Tuesday // Feb 16th 7pm // Mike Conti

Stick and Puck

Gallery Walk and Presentation by Mike Conti

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Auditorium
625 C St, Anchorage

Please, join us for an Anchorage Museum gallery walk with artist Michael Conti through his Hockey-themed mixed media solo exhibition entitled “Stick and Puck.” He will discuss the themes and inspirations that helped him create his work, and will also have time for a Q&A session.


Photo: Mike Conti

Photo Tuesday – Jan 19th, 7pm

Let’s Walk to Santiago

Presentation by Petra Lisiecki

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Auditorium
625 C St, Anchorage

Please, join us a presentation of Petra and her husband’s walk across Spain in September/October 2014.  They spent 30 days walking west from St Jean Pied de Port, at the foot of the Pyrenees, to Santiago de Compostela, just East of Cape Finisterre, 500 miles along the Camino de Santiago.
Enjoy the views and some of the stories of what to do, what not to and how to save one’s feet

Halfway to SantiagoPhoto: Petra Lisiecki

Juror’s Choice and Members’ Exhibitions


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Hope you can join us tonight for both of our openings at Alaska Pacific University’s Grant Hall and Carr Gottstein Academic Center.

The Juror’s Choice Exhibition opens tonight, December 4, and runs through December 27, with a reception from 5:30 to 7pm in the ConocoPhillips Gallery at Grant Hall.  Each year, APC sponsors Rarefied Light, Alaska’s largest juried fine art photography exhibition. A nationally recognized photographer is selected to jury the show and conduct a 2½ day workshop. Susan Burnstine, the 2015 Rarefied Light juror, selected from 650 submissions the 49 photographs for the final exhibition. In addition, Ms. Burnstine chose two artists whose work is featured in this invitational group exhibit, Kaitlin Wilson and Breanna Peterson.

The annual Members’ Exhibition opens tonight at the Leah J. Peterson Gallery in the Carr Gottstein Academic Center, with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7pm.  The show hangs through December 27.


Honey had a Hard Day at the Mine, Kaitlin Wilson

Photo Tuesday – Nov 17th

Join APC for the next photo Tuesday – November 17th at 7pm at the Anchorage Museum.

This month we are pleased to feature Mitch and Shalem Kitter as they talk about their Love is Love project.

Starting in 2012, Mitch and Shalem Kitter started the Love is Love Project in Anchorage, Alaska with a goal of photographing and sharing the stories of LGBT couples. Since then the project has grown to include over 33 states, 80 couples, and has been published in places such as Buzzfeed and Huffington Post. Through the project, Mitch and Shalem consult with their subjects to understand more about their relationship, and what makes the couple tick, then attempt to capture those special moments in photography.

They have compiled these images, and the stories shared by the couples in to a book released in June 2015. Lecture attendees will learn about the Kitters’ consultation and photographic process for couples, and see many of the beautiful stories they have captured.