The DPPA is an organization designed
to bring area professional photographers together for networking
and also the opportunity for professional growth through workshops
and presenting renowned speakers. The DPPA has 106 active members,
22 associates, 6 corporate, and 13 life members and has been
established since 1915.
Mora is also the first Latino member
of the Professional Photographers Minority Network (PPMN). This
organization was established in 1996 and has 35 active members. It
meets monthly primarily to network with other local photographers
to share knowledge and experiences. The organization holds an
annual exhibit of the members’ works (Hidden Jewels) at a selected
Mora owns his own studio (Mora
Portrait Studio) in the heart of the barrio in
Southwest Detroit. He has been a
photographer for over 20 years and realized his dream by opening
his own studio over two years ago.
Mora shoots weddings, quinceañeras,
seniors, families, pets, y más. What makes his work stand out is
his creativity and variance. For example, if it is senior-school
season, he will not use the same poses and backdrops on any two
subjects in order to achieve their personalized session.
“This way,” said Mora, “the client
comes away with a ‘unique’ photo shoot.”
Likewise, for weddings, he will not
pose the bride/groom exactly the same way for two different
weddings. He feels that each person exuberates their own
originality and it should be expressed in their photographs.
Mora is the official photographer for
the Saginaw-based Mi Gente monthly magazine and covers local
events for various newspapers, including La Prensa. He is also the
official photographer for the Hispanic Business Association, which
sponsors the annual Hispanic Expo scheduled in September, and the
Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Mora has earned numerous awards for
his photography. His goal is to start his own chapter of
Professional Hispanic Photographers. For further information or
for contracting this professional photographer, call (313)
570-1079 or e-mail at Morastudio@hotmail.com.