Veterans Workshop Series

CPAC invites American Veterans with a passion for photography to apply for the Veterans Workshop Series, an education program created in partnership with the Art of War Project and Task Force ISO.

Workshops will take place over a four-month period starting in August and will culminate in an exhibition at CPAC in November 2017. Guided by a team of experienced instructors and artists, participants will:

  • Strengthen creative, visual, and technical skills
  • Create a personal body of work
  • Edit and print work using Adobe Lightroom and high-end printers
  • Prepare a professional portfolio
  • Write a statement to be published in an exhibition catalog
  • Participate in an exhibition at CPAC’s gallery in November 2017

The application period is now closed for the 2017 programming.


CPAC believes that photography is a powerful tool for self-expression that can enrich the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of education. The act of learning photography encourages creativity, imagination, communication, and opens our eyes to new ways of seeing the world. As Denver’s largest and most established community photography organization, CPAC is committed to creating programming that brings these benefits to as many people as possible.

The inspiration for the Veterans Workshop Series comes from the success of similar programs at Veterans hospitals and nonprofits across the U.S. As these organizations have discovered, photography provides a positive outlet for expression that fuels social interaction, self-confidence, and teaches skills that can lead to career opportunities and enhanced quality of life.


The Art of War Project aims to inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of American Veterans dealing with PTSD and other barriers from military service.

Task Force ISO uses the art of photography as a healing tool for military veterans who have faced physical or mental adversity as a result of their service.


The Veterans Workshop Series is made possible with support from the Bonfils Stanton Foundation, Reed Art & Imaging, Imagine 2020, and generous individual donors.

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