Calumet Photo closing all U.S. stores

calumet logoCalumet Photo has announced all U.S. stores are closing. On the store’s Facebook page, a post reads:

“After 75 years of business it is with a heavy heart that we announce our immediate closing in the United States (our European stores will continue). It has been a joy to share our passion for photography with you all of these years. We’ll miss each other and we’ll miss all of our customers. Thank you for everything.”

The company’s website is currently down.

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About Jennifer Kruger

Jennifer Barr Kruger is Director of Communications for Photo Marketing Association International and Publisher of PMA magazine. In addition, Kruger is editor of PMA Newsline and PMA Newsline Weekly, and was previously the editor of several other industry publications. She is a contributor to both the DIMAcast ( and the Imaging Executive Podcast ( Kruger is a 2010 ADDY Award winner for podcasting. She joined PMA in 1994.


  1. This is very sudden. Obviously long planned in order to close an entire chain. What was the reason?