MNCP closing its doors

I got this email earlier today and am saddened by the reality of this loss to the local photography community. With so many photographers in Minneapolis, I never thought I'd see this day. I guess it shows why we shouldn't take for granted what is important to us.

Dear Friends,

It is with regret that we must inform you that Minnesota Center for Photography is discontinuing business operations at the close of business on July 31st. Over the past six months we have unsuccessfully attempted to adjust our budget and, with your help, raise additional funds to pay down debt and fund continuing operations.

The Board made this decision with reluctance and after attempting whatever we could do to permit the survival of MCP.

On behalf of the many stakeholders in Minnesota Center For Photography, we thank you for your continuing interest and support of MCP’s mission over the years.

Very truly yours,

Chuck Koosmann, Co-Chair Mark L. Wilson, Co-Chair