Rupert Jenkins
Executive Director
Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO, USA

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) is a non-profit organization located in central Denver, Colorado. CPAC’s mission is to foster the understanding and appreciation of photography through promotion, exhibition, and education. Founded in 1963, CPAC remains the only non-profit gallery dedicated to the support of contemporary photography in the Denver metro region.

Jenkins is an experienced curator, writer, and editor, and has more than thirty years experience directing non-profit and municipal galleries. He has a strong personal interest in documentary and socially-relevant work and is committed to promoting contemporary photography in the western region of the US. He directed the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (1995-2005), and was Associate Director of San Francisco Camerawork (1989-1995). 2013 projects include solo shows at CPAC by Sharon Harper and Vivian Keulards, portfolio reviews for Photo Alliance and Center Santa Fe, and organizing public appearances in Denver by Duane Michals and Ed Kashi.

His other projects include “Warhol in Colorado” (editor/curator, 2011), “On the Road in the Soviet Empire: Semyon Fridlyand Photographs” (editor, 2008), both for the University of Denver, and “Nagasaki Journey: The Photographs of Yosuke Yamahata,” a seminal book and traveling exhibition that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki (writer, editor, exhibition consultant, 1995).

Jenkins is interested in reviewing works that span a broad spectrum of contemporary photographic practice, by artists who seek exhibition and workshop opportunities in Denver and the western region. Projects that do not incur large shipping costs are most appropriate to CPACs resources. Jenkins is not interested in viewing commercial fine art or landscape photography made in the western tradition.