HISTORY AND VISION

The Master Photographers International Organization was founded in 2012 and opened for membership in fall of 2013. The MPI Organization was initially founded as the Master Photographers of Canada Organization and then changed to the Master Photographers International Organization by the end of 2013.

 

The MPI founders and Directors, Garth Edmunds and Arete (Tula) Edmunds vision was to give back to the photographic industry by creating an International Organization that would house one of the best International Photographic Degree Programs.

 

During the spring/summer of 2013, they released the MPI International Photographic Degree Program which included 6 levels with the Internationally trademarked Grand Master Photographer being the highest level. In 2018 and 2020, they updated the Program to make it easier for members to follow the criteria.The Master Photographers International Organization was founded in 2012 and opened for membership in fall of 2013.

The Directors along with the MPI Advisory Board work at making the MPI Organization the photographic program to belong to. The goal is to help members grow in their art and business of photography while giving them the tools to achieve higher levels and to promote themselves along with growing through the program for them personally.

 

Many on the advisory board also take part in areas of the MPI Organization run smoother.

 

The MPI Organization is always open to increasing our volunteer base, if you are a member and would like to be a part of the MPI volunteers, please reach out to us to see what is available.



 

 

Meet the team behind the MPI Organization

Garth Edmunds

MPI Director, Director of IIC Competition and MPI Co-Founder
Canada

Arete (Tula) Edmunds MPC, MPF, MPN,

MPI Director, VP of Operations, Vendor Relations
IIC Administrator, Co-Founder

Canada

Martin Grahame-Dunn MPC,

Director of Qualifying, MPI Advisory Board, MPI Judge
United Kingdom

Dana Serban CP

MPI Advisory Board, MPI Program Team

Canada

Craig Minielly MPC

MPI Advisory Board, MPI Judge
Canada

Kim Sleno CP

Social Media - Instagram
United States

John Woodward MPC

MPI Advisory Board, MPI Judge
United States

Joan Fox MPP

MPI Advisory Board, Calgary Community Leader
Canada

Deborah L MacEwen - CP, MPF, MPD, MPN

MPI Advisory Board
Canada

Martha Malcolm MPP

MPI Advisory Board
Canada