After five years in business, the Austin Center for Photography has decided to close, citing insufficient funding as the main reason for the shuttering. “Over the past year we attempted creative, collaborative, and sustainable ways to continue our mission, but unfortunately, these efforts ultimately proved unsuccessful. In the end, we have made the extremely difficult but responsible choice to close,” the ACP board of trustees released in a statement.
The ACP will continue through its scheduled programming for the remainder of the season, including their impressive lecture series “Icons of Photography,” which has included the likes of Elliott Erwitt and Alec Soth. This final “Icons” lecture will feature famed British photographer Martin Parr on June 24 at the Blanton Auditorium.