The Foundation for Photographic Preservation offers educational resources pertaining to the preservation of photographic collections.
Although some photographs are best preserved by individuals as family heirlooms, it is the goal of FfPP to be a online resource regarding collections with artistic, historic or cultural value that are in jeopardy of being lost to future generations.
Our website offers Articles, Case Studies and Resources with examples of creative solutions for placement and preservation, as well as guidance in methods for preparing collections for donation or archival storage. You will also find our Collections Gallery featuring work by photographers who have benefited from our resources.
If you have information about a collection, or questions not addressed on our website, please feel free to contact us. We may be able to provide further guidance.
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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