The Penumbra Foundation is a non-profit, member-supported organization dedicated to preserving historical and emulsion based photography and maintaining its relevance as an artistic and educational tool in the evolving digital age.

    Its mission is to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level; artists, students, professionals, historians, researchers, conservationists and curators who want to learn, practice, and research these photographic arts and processes. It also endeavors to continue to publicize the impact photography has had and continues to have on culture, history and the arts.

    Its goals are to develop a community-based organization that will make available its resources to the greater photographic community, general public, members, students, educators, artists, photographers, professionals, like-minded organizations and institutions, and to develop more programs that fulfill its mission.