The American Center for Photographers (ACP) opens in a purposely designed gallery space in the heart of the City of Wilson North Carolina in April 2023. Building on the successes of Eyes on Main Street Inc. nine years of international photography festival activities, the ACP’s core goal is to celebrate established photo practitioners and elevate the profiles of emerging photographers. The ACP will present monthly photography exhibitions showcasing work from within the USA and beyond. Coupled with the exhibition programming will be education workshops, forums and other photocentric events that will grow public awareness of photographic image makers and generate networks between photographers throughout the world. Partnering with the Eyes on Main Street Inc. photographer in residency initiative, the ACP gallery will house an annually rotational portfolio collection that features works by USA and International photographers.

The Rosa Gobien Library


The American Center for Photographers has a proud photo book library with over 300 unique titles. We could count on the generosity of many photographers who have gladly donated their work and publication to create a rich and diverse collection -see the portfolio on this website.

From the classical and undisputed iconic reference books from the masters to the freshly printed titles by young and upcoming photographers, you will find it all in our small but pointed Book Library.

You must be a member of ACP to access the Library


230 Goldsboro Street South, Wilson, NC, 27893, USA

Mailing Address:

210 Moss Street West, Wilson, NC 27893

Gallery Operation Manager: 

Carmen Bartlett

Gallery Assistant

Jeidy Cruz

The American Center for Photographers is open on:

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM

Thursday from 11 AM to 7.30 PM; Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM

Closed on Monday and Tuesday

The American Center for Photographers will be closed between December 20, 2023 and January 2, 2024 for the installation of new exhibitions. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 11 AM

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Schedule of Exhibitions

-November 1 to December 17, 2023: Dinner, Tomorrow at Home, Haley Ip, American Chinese Photographer

-November 1 to December 17, 2023: My Wonderland, Cédric Roux, French Photographer

-January 3 to January 28, 2024: An Earthquake in Turkey, Serra Akcan, Fatma Çelik, Aylin Kizil, Çiğdem Üçüncü, Turkish Photographers

-February 1 to February 26, 2024: Movement Sydney 1 Street ballet, Elizabeth Bick, American Photographer

-March 1 to March 31, 2024: American Sketches, Ed Kashi, American Photographer

-April 3 to April 28, 2024: It Was Forever Until It Was No More, Marylise Vigneau, Austrian Photographer

-April 3 to April 28, 2024: Uzbekistan, Aun Raza, French-Pakistani Photographer

-May 1 to May 26, 2024: Ordinary Grief, Parisa Azadi, Iranian, Canadian Photographer

-June 1 to July 28, 2024: The Residency Exhibition, 6th and Final Year

Visit the Exhibitions and Events Page for more infos.

The American Center for Photographers is under the umbrella of Eyes on Main Street INC, a legal Nonprofit and a Legal Trademark

Artistic Team: Peters Bernard, Jérôme De Perlinghi (Artistic Director), Dave Matthews

Board Members: John Bethune, Dale Bryce, Mehmet Demirci, Martin Evans, Kim S. Joy, Bankston Lewis, Scott Magoon, Will Robl and Ginger Updegrave.

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