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, © Photograph by 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