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Our Mission

Pro Photo Supply’s mission is to assist our community in the pursuit of the art, the craft, the profession, and the joy of still and motion photography. We strive to provide the service, expertise, and products to help our customers fully realize their creative visions. Whether you use photography to earn a living, to enact social change, for personal expression, or simply to record family memories, we are here to help you.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of organizations we've supported.

Are you part of a local community organization using photography and video to share your message? Check out our Community Partnership page for information on partnering with Pro Photo Supply.

Pro Photo Supply has proudly partners with these
organizations in 2013:

Children's Cancer Association
Pro Photo Supply is proud to be a sponsor of The Children’s Cancer Association’s Wall of Courage. When seriously ill kids and their families need more than medicine, CCA is there with compassion and innovation creating moments of respite and hope, in the hospital and at home. Managed by a professional staff and powered by volunteers, CCA brings soothing music in a time of crisis, friendship in a time of loneliness, resources in a time of turmoil and vital support in the midst of life-threatening illness. Joni Kabana has teamed with CCA to photograph the children for CCA’s Hero Kids wall and portraits that are unveiled at the annual Celebration of Courage Family Festival. Pro Photo Supply is honored to donate the printing of the portraits of these heroic children both for the Wall of Courage as well as providing individual prints for the families.
Oregon Humane Society
Since 2006 Pro Photo Supply and Canon U.S.A. have proudly sponsored the Oregon Humane Society’s annual photo contests. The contest include participants from the first grade through twelfth grade and span three categories that consist of, "Be Kind to Animals" Poster Contest, "Be Kind to Animals" Photo/Story Contest and Fuzzy, the Furry, and Feathered Friends Photo Contest.
Outdoor Project
Outdoor Project is the online source for the inspiration and information needed to plan all types of outdoor adventures. Our mission is to create a platform that inspires people to explore and appreciate the outdoors. Content is generated by a hand-picked team of experienced adventurers with extensive knowledge of the areas they cover, providing engaging photographs and videos, detailed and reliable maps, and additional trip-planning tools for many types of outdoor adventures.

Community Profile 08 - Outdoor Project from Pro Photo Supply on Vimeo.

Newspace Center For Photography
Newspace Center for Photography Logo "Newspace Center for Photography is an educational and cultural nonprofit that is dedicated to promoting photographic education and appreciation to the public as well as providing a space and building a community where photo enthusiasts can learn, create, discuss and show their work."
Outdoor School
Since 2005, Pro Photo Supply has sponsored the Photo of the Year Contest which enables Photo of the Year to donate nearly all revenue raised through participant contributions to MESD Outdoor School. In 2004, Photo of the Year teamed up with the MESD Outdoor School to raise money for its outdoor education program. Outdoor School provides a unique outdoor education experience to Portland youth and is a program Pro Photo Supply took great pride in sponsoring.

Community Profile 04 - Friends of Outdoor School from Pro Photo Supply on Vimeo.

NW Documentary Arts & Media

"NW Documentary practices, teaches, and shares the art of non-fiction storytelling. We illuminate important stories that would otherwise be lost or overlooked, provide experiential learning opportunities, and generate better understanding, appreciation, and dialog within our community."



Community Profile 07 - Ian McCluskey, NW Documentary from Pro Photo Supply on Vimeo.

Northwest Film Center
Northwest Film Center

By presenting film, teaching film and supporting filmmakers, The Northwest Film Center fills an important role in Portland’s art, education and entertainment communities.

"The Northwest Film Center is a non-profit regional media arts resource and service organization to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of the moving image arts, to foster their artistic and professional excellence, and to help create a climate in which they may flourish."

Technology continues to evolve so that more people are more easily able to access the tools necessary to create moving imagery. Pro Photo Supply is committed to serving as a resource for individuals who utilize these tools to explore the world.

Pro Photo Supply is proud to be a sponsor of The Northwest Film Center.

The Freshwater Trust
Freshwater trust

The Freshwater Trust builds and implements the tools and methods that can accelerate results for our freshwater ecosystems. As you look through these pages, you will notice our take on conservation is decidedly not more of the same. Whether technology, mergers or non-traditional ways to fund philanthropic work, this ain’t your parents’ conservation group — we are interested in doing what it takes to get results on the ground. We’re not a think-tank, we’re a “do-tank”, and our singular focus is to provide the platform for practical conservation. At scale.

Focus on Youth
Focus on Youth

"For the past eight years Focus on Youth has been putting cameras in the hands of low-income high risk youth and we have seen them transformed by the experience. Focus on Youth uses photography to empower culturally and ethnically diverse teens by providing them with creative outlets to make positive changes in their lives. We collaborate with professional photographers, schools and community organizations developing projects that engage students’ imagination and creativity while building their confidence and self-worth.

Focus on Youth nurtures creativity, promotes leadership skills, encourages success and profoundly transforms the lives of our students and our participants."

Oregon Wild
Oregon Wild

"Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians.

Oregon Wild (formerly the Oregon Natural Resources Council or ONRC) has been instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon’s most precious landscapes, including nearly 1.7 million acres of Wilderness, 95,000 acres of forests in Bull Run/Little Sandy watersheds (to safeguard the quality of Portland's water supply) and almost 1,800 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers. As a leader of the national grassroots charge for conservation of roadless areas in our national forests, Oregon Wild helped secure administrative protections for more than 58 million acres of spectacular roadless areas across the country."

Community Profile 01: Sean Stevens, Oregon Wild from Pro Photo Supply on Vimeo.

Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

"The mission of FOR is to support the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. We are dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Refuge for the benefit of fish and wildlife, and for public education and recreation."

The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

"The Friend's mission is to support, protect, and enhance the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and its wildlife habitat, and to broaden public awareness and participation in its environmental, cultural, and educational opportunities."

Ascending the Giants
Ascending the Giants

"Ascending the Giants is a non-profit organization that produces an ongoing series of expeditions to measure the largest tree of each species. These trees demonstrate the pinnacle of what a species can be; they are called champion trees."



Community Profile 06 - Ascending the Giants from Pro Photo Supply on Vimeo.

Boys and Girls Aid
Boys and Girls Aid

"For 127 years, we’ve been helping Oregon’s children. We find children permanent homes through adoption and provide temporary safe places to stay through shelters and foster homes."



Community Profile 03: Ashley Cone, Boys and Girls Aid from Pro Photo Supply on Vimeo.

Creative Mornings
Boys and Girls Aid

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.



Community Profile 09 - Tsilli Pines, Creative Mornings Portland from Pro Photo Supply on Vimeo.

Global Press Institute

Global Press Institute is an award-winning, high-impact social venture that uses journalism as a development tool to educate, employ and empower women in the developing world to produce high-quality local news coverage that elevates global awareness and ignites social change.



Community Profile 05 - Paige Stoyer, Global Press Institute from Pro Photo Supply on Vimeo.

Portland Art Museum's Photography Council
Portland Art Museum's Photography Council

"Created in 2001, the Photography Council is composed of photographers, collectors, and many with a desire to learn more about the art form. Members meet for talks and guided tours of the collection and Museum exhibitions, educational lectures with guest speakers, and visits to galleries and private collections. Photo sharing events occur annually. Using funds raised through membership dues, the Council members select photographs to add to the collection from proposals made by the Curator. All members are entitled to vote on these selections at an Annual Meeting and participate in the growth of the photography collection."

Community Profile 02: Julia Dolan, Portland Art Museum from Pro Photo Supply on Vimeo.

PhotoLucida
PhotoLucid

"Photolucida is an arts non-profit whose mission is to provide platforms that expand, inspire, educate and connect the regional, national, and international photography community."

Photolucida is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We award merit-based scholarships to our Reviews to deserving photographers, and to international photographers in Critical Mass. Dedicated to increasing understanding through photography, Photolucida also donates Critical Mass books to over 30 Oregon art schools, colleges, and libraries.


Project Support:

Paige Stoyer

Great Ape Diaries

White Salmon Restored


Association Partners:

American Institute of Architects

America Society of Media Photographer (ASMP) Oregon Chapter

Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest (NPPNW)

Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA)

Portland Metropolitan Photographers' Association (PMPA)

Portland Photographers' Forum

Professional Photographers of Oregon (PPO)

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