The Charleston Center for Photography (CCP) is a resource center and community for photographic enthusiasts and professionals.  Our goal is to share information and expertise in an open atmosphere where photographers can nurture and further their talents.

CCP was founded in 2002 by photographers Jack Alterman, J.D Cummings, Roy Moss and Dr. Dave Russin. It started as a local grassroots photography club and eventually grew into workshops, classes, exhibits and lectures taught by a number of talented Charleston-based professional photographers. Jack Alterman passed the helm to former combat photojournalist, Stacy Pearsall, in 2009. Not straying far from the original founders’ vision, Pearsall expanded CCP’s photography education programs. In 2013, Mahmood Fazal, one of the centers instructors at that time, became the owner of CCP.

 As of January 2019 Kenny McKeithan has become the owner of The Charleston Center for Photography. As an instructor since almost the beginning of the organization his vision is to make the center ‘Charleston’s Premier Destination for Photographic Education’. His extensive background in the retail end of photography has exposed him to the tools needed to teach you what you need to develop your skills.

Currently the center is offering classes on Basic and Intermediate Digital Photography, Introduction and Advanced Adobe Lightroom, specialty areas such as Macro Photography, HDR Photography and Panoramic Photography and their post processing techniques. Kenny is currently working on adding new classes and workshops to the agenda to expand the centers offerings.