Founded in 1978 by photographer Herbert Ascherman, the Cleveland Photographic Workshop (CPW) strives to educate photographers and refine the activity of picture taking. It has accomplished this goal through exhibitions, educational offerings, and a range of programming. It is collaborative, inclusive, and seeks to engage a wide community of professional and amateur photographers and art lovers. CPW promotes a desire among camera workers to view photography as an art form, rather than solely as a medium. In the past four years, CPW has increased its public footprint through the Cleveland Photo Fest. Inaugurated with great success in 2019, postponed in 2020 because of the pandemic, and re-introduced in 2021, this annual event has “Unity Through Photography” as its motto. It celebrates a diverse community of photographers through invitational and open exhibits and educational activities. The primary exhibits of each Photo Fest have been located at the Bostwick Design Art Initiative Gallery. The space offers free parking, is near the Inner Belt, and is ADA friendly. Auxiliary photo displays are offered at art spaces throughout Cuyahoga County.