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Welcome to the Charlottesville Photography Initiative!

The CPI’s mission is to foster an open, friendly and professional environment in Charlottesville and the surrounding areas, providing an educational forum and building a community for amateur and professional photographers.

The CPI's vision is to be the nexus for all things photography related in the Charlottesville and surrounding areas. In support of its mission and vision, The CPI:

  • Provides a forum to bring local photographers together
  • Creates a sense of fellowship among photographers
  • Gives back to the community through non-profit photography
  • Delivers advanced photographic education
  • Increases collaboration and resource-sharing between members
  • Promotes professional growth
  • Provides artistic enrichment
  • Advocates for local photographers

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you join us!


Christian DeBaun
CPI Director

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