The Foundation for Photographic Preservation serves as a “matchmaker” between photographers’ work and the institutions or collectors who may choose to preserve them.

Although some photographs are best preserved as family heirlooms, it is our goal to help preserve images with historic or cultural value by identifying suitable archives in institutional collections, and assisting families and estates prepare collections for permanent placement.


Al Weber
Al Weber, by r.r. jones, © r.r jones

In Memoriam

Albert C. Weber, 1930–2016
Photographer & Educator

FfPP’s founder Al Weber died February 27, 2016 just two months shy of his 86th birthday. To say he will be missed is a serious understatement, not just by his friends and colleagues at FfPP, but by the many photographers he mentored over a long career as a teacher and commercial photographer.

He always rejected the term “artist” being applied to him, but he would not object if he was referred to as a master craftsman of both black and white and color photography. Regardless of whether he was photographing children, the lines of architecture or the abstract contours of the earth as seen from an airplane, Al brought a consummate level of craftsmanship to all of his projects. Read More


M. H. ”Hal” Halberstadt by Homer Page
M. H. ”Hal” Halberstadt, by Homer Page, © The Estate of Homer Page

Services for Photographers and Their Families

FfPP offers educational advice, as well as creative solutions for individuals who wish to find an appropriate archive for their work. We can help locate suitable institutions to house photographic collections, and offer curatorial guidance to prepare those collections for donation.

Services to Curators and Institutions

FfPP serves as a nonaligned intermediary between archive curators and donors. Our organization is actively engaged in identifying photographic collections that might be lost to future generations, and helping locate suitable institutions to accept them. If you have information about a photographic collection in jeopardy, or if you are an institution or a collector interested in acquiring a photographic collection, please contact us.

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