A Timeless Collection

Welcome to The Ray Atkeson Image Archive, one of the most prolific photographic archives representing the Pacific Northwest and Western United States.  The archive includes over 250,000 images spanning eight decades, from the late 1920’s through the early 1990‘s.  Ray Atkeson’s eye for lighting and composition in both black & white as well as color, created a collection of images that have been both published and collected internationally.  We invite you to browse the archive and enjoy the beauty of Ray Atkeson’s photography.  This is truly a timeless collection of classic photography produced by one of America’s Master Photographers.

The Archive

The Ray Atkeson Image Archive is a working, commercial archive and has been used as a resource for stock photography and fine art decor prints for 80 years.  The archive is currently managed by Rick Schafer Photography, LLC.  Prior to Ray’s passing in 1990, Rick Schafer was Ray’s stepson and protégé.  The archive consists primarily of large format black and white negatives and large and medium format color transparencies.  All images are available in digital format upon request.  We are working towards having the entire archive completely digitized, however most of the important images are currently digitized.  Pricing is available for Estate Prints.  Collectors Print pricing is discussed privately with each interested party.  Rights Licensing is negotiated on a project by project basis with our commercial clients.  Licensing fees are determined based on a variety of factors of which the most important is making sure our clients stay on budget.