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.