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Iowa’s University Camera closing after 40 years News 

Iowa’s University Camera closing after 40 years

University Camera, a fixture in downtown Iowa City, Iowa, will close by April 15, 2017. Longtime industry figure Roger Christian announced retirement plans for him and his wife, Chris, after particularly slow sales in October reinforced his belief the time had come to close the longstanding business (established in 1970). Christian, who had worked in camera stores since 1968, bought the... Read More
Is there a place for photo at CES? Events Opinion 

Is there a place for photo at CES?

Another Consumer Electronic Show (CES) has come and gone, heralding the beginning of the year for the tech industry and the beginning of trade-show season for the photo industry. Of course, the former Photo Marketing Association (PMA) show was the traditional kick-off for the photo year for decades, but with the 2016 merger of that august group with Photo Imaging... Read More
The Photo Industry is Out of Control Events Opinion 

The Photo Industry is Out of Control

There are those times when a new perspective comes out of the blue. That’s what happened during the PMA InnovationNow Photo Business and Technology Summit Sept. 27-28 in San Francisco, Calif. As part of the rejuvenated PMA agenda, the executive-level conference brought thought leaders, top-level retailers and service providers from as far away as Brazil, Europe and Australia. After years of... Read More