The Light Factory, situated in Uptown Charlotte, is one of only four museums for photography and film in the United States. The Light Factory's mission is to promote the power of image via informing, challenging, and stimulating audiences through photography, film, and other light-based media to see their world through a different lens.
I have been a member for the past five years, and the photography exhibits have been inspiring, provocative, and educational. Spend some time walking through the Light Factory exhibits. If you are in the area for more than a couple of days, film and photography classes, ranging in duration from a day to a few weeks, are also offered.