Exhibit Closing

The exhibit Lady Ostapeck: 90 Years of Photography continues to the end of the month. The closing reception is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 28. As always, free and open for Troy Night Out. Come visit.

Next Exhibition — The Unknown Military

The PhotoCenter Gallery is in transition with preparations for the next exhibition The Unknown Military.We are adding additional display cases to accommodate more images, cameras, and artifacts related to this exhibit. The exhibition will feature portraits and photographs from the Civil War to Desert Storm, drawn from the archives of the Photography Center Museum. Watch for opening date


Dan Burkholder and Elmo Sapwater visited the PhotoCenter and produced a podcast about the PhotoCenter Museum. Listen to the 12-minute interview it here:

See some of Dan's inimitable images at :

I have found no other photographer who has so creatively taken the new technologies, mostly inexpensive and readily available to us, to produce such a variety of innovative and beautiful work. Three of Dan's books are in the PhotoCenter Library: iPhone Artistry; The Color of Loss (images made completely with HDR); Making Digital Negatives for Printing.

Free Gear

Free Enlargers — Beseler 4 x 5, Omega 4 x 5, Durst, Vivitar medium format, Bogen for 35mm. Most are now just chassis with no baseboard. There are lenses and accessories (condensers, film holders, etc) which can be located to complete a working setup. Please email for details.

Drum dryer with a clean apron at least 24 inches wide. Need to ferrotype some 24 x 30 prints? This is for you.

Chrome-glass desk or credenza-display is no longer needed at the PhotoCenter as we prepare new shelving for the next exhibit. 59 inches wide, 24 inches deep. Call for details.


  • Nikon D3100 with kit lens (18 to 55mm VR), battery and charger, very usable, now only $199.
  • Olympus E-600 (European equal to E-620), complete with 40–150mm lens, battery and charger, needs a good home, takes both xD and CF memory.  $225
  • Canon Powershot SX40 HS, 35x zoom, Image stabilization, f/2.7-5.8, boxed like new. $95.

Purchases from the PhotoCenter include a 30-day guarantee that all functions are properly functioning. Remember, current Supporting-level members have a 10 percent reduction on their purchases.

On eBay

Associate Director Adam Putnam has listed more than 100 unique items for sale on eBay.  Most are not photographic, but all are invariably interesting and unusual. One way to access these items is with this link:

eBay sale

Alternatively, go to  and in the search area in the upper right find the “advanced” entry. Then scroll way down to “Sellers” and click “show only items from” then type in “putnamamericana”.

Members are offered a 25 percent reduction on the listed price.  

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