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Mpls Photo Center Staff

The Staff of the Mpls Photo Center is here to serve the needs of our members and the greater photographic community. We welcome the opportunity to arrange tours of the Center's facilities and exhibits and answer any question you might have about membership, education, talks, exhibits, lectures and events.

Orin RutchickOrin Rutchick

Founder, Director of Membership & Education

Orin is a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art & Design and has 40 years of experience as a photographer, graphic designer and art director. He is a 2006 recipient of the McKnight Photographic Fellowship Award. Orin founded the Mpls Photo Center along with his wife Abby in September of 2008 with a vision to be the place, for photographers to meet, socialize, learn, grow, create and exhibit.

Abby RutchickAbby Rutchick

Co-Founder, Member Relationship & Operations

Abby comes to the Mpls Photo Center with a strong background in business. She works with Center members to ensure that they have a smooth and rewarding experience at the Center. Abby comes equipped with a great understanding of working with people and helping them succeed, so if you need help or know where something is, just ask Abby. She will direct you to the Staff Member, Instructor, or equipment you require.

Jonathan PavlicaJonathan Pavlica

Facilities Manager

Jonathan came to Mpls Photo Center early on as an intern from Arts Institute. After graduation Jonathan was hired as our facilities manager and has worked in many capacities ever since. Jonathan is a professional photographer and will many times be seen assisting members in getting started with lighting, scanning and printing.

Amy BestAmy Best

Administrative Manager

Amy was born and raised in the metro area. Her background is in administration and office management, and has been passionate photographer for over 20 years. Amy first started volunteering for the Minnesota Center for Photography in 2006 and then joined the Mpls Photo Center as a member and volunteer last January. When the opportunity arose, she merged her administrative, managerial skills and her love for all things photography, to begin her role as Administrative Manager. Amy is looking forward to meeting and helping all our members, clients and volunteers in the coming months.

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