Specialties Celebrating over 26 years in business – The Camera Werks does everything photographic including US passport & immigration photos (including International passport photos – all sizes for all countries – please bring in your instructions so we can accommodate), gun permit photos, quick head-shots, in addition to professional video transfer service from movies/VHS tapes, including audio tapes. We still offer great professional film developing and enlargements,(color/ B&W, E6) from film or digital. Custom framing is a speciality, using archival matting and quality materials. We also carry a fine selection of quality greeting cards and ready made photo frames. Ask about our on-going photo classes! Personalized service a speciality. History Established in 1981 The Camera Werks has been a destination on Hope Street in Providence since 1987 and is one of the last independently owned camera shops in Rhode Island. What once began as a ‘mom and pop’ wholesale business that serviced most of the camera shops and photo studios throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts with camera repair, this small business evolved into a photo-friendly, service-minded retail shop offfering a variety of photographic services and accessories, including custom framing, photo processing, video transfer and hard to find passport & immigration photos which caters to specific requirements & details worldwide. Meet the Business Owner:
patricia z. Patricia S. (D’Angelo) Zacks has been a life-long resident of the City of Pawtucket and has always been a networker. In 1981, she was co-founder of The Camera Werks, which began as a camera repair business, and by the 1990’s, grew into a full service camera shop and custom framing business. In 1995, she became sole-proprietor and also active in the community by creating networking opportunities among professionals and non-professionals alike. This idea expanded to the cities of Pawtucket and Providence, visiting both the public and private schools and adult communities, connecting the seasoned professional photographer to the aspiring student by presenting interactive photo workshops in the classroom. In 1995 she organized and hosted the East Side Monthly newspapers’ first annual Photo Contest in Providence and in 1999 introduced an annual photo contest to the City of Pawtucket, which is now in its 15th year.