Photo Central has been serving Winnipeg's photographers since 1975, when Dick Toews took over management of what was then Independent Photo Centre. In 1991 the name was changed to Photo Central Inc when Dick took over full ownership. Photo Central continued to grow and adapt over the years, and has seen the introduction and explosion of digital products and the rapid change it has made in the industry in the last decade.
Photo Central was purchased by Dick's son, Andrew, in the spring of 2008. Andrew has since made the necessary changes to ensure that Photo Central is equipped to function and flourish in a rapidly changing marketplace without sacrificing who we are or what we think a business should be.
What has always set Photo Central apart from its competition is its commitment to service and customer satisfaction. These terms are often bandied about in today's marketing repertoire, but at Photo Central we do everything we can to ensure you have a great experience, both in our store and with your equipment after your purchase. In 1975, there were at least 8 independent photo stores in Winnipeg, as well as numerous major photo departments in larger retailers. Today, we stand alone in Manitoba as a full-service, customer-oriented retailer, and have survived because of our commitment to our ideals.
At Photo Central, we pride ourselves on being everything that a big box store is not. Our staff work here because they believe in what we do. If you're tired of buying camera equipment from people who don't understand your hobby or your profession, we encourage you to come and take a look at what we have to offer.