Better Together: The Film Photography Project and Roberts Distributors

Posted: 10/02/2019

Greeting from the FPP! We have some exciting news for all film shooters and film store owners – the FPP has joined forces with the amazing Roberts Distributors (official distributors of ILFORD Photo, Kentmere and HARMAN -branded products among many more) on distribution of three of our favorite FPP-branded films: Derev Pan 400, Retrochrome 400 and our newest DRACULA 35 (Halloween 2019 release - news soon)!

At the announce, Roberts had these kind words to say about the FPP:

“If you aren’t familiar with Film Photography Project, we think you should be! FPP has been serving the analog community for a decade now through their podcast (Film Photography Podcast) and through being an organizing force for the community to share techniques and knowledge in the digital age. As part of their work, they are always on the search for obscure and exciting film stocks all over the world. These two items are perfect examples of some of the awesome films FPP is bringing to film enthusiasts. Roberts is excited to collaborate with FPP in getting these films to the shooters through the retail channel.”

Roberts Distributors is a family-owned business focusing on all things photography (but with a special fondness for the analog film community).  You can find out much more at, but in the meantime here’s some fun facts and a great video about the Roberts company:

  • Roberts Distributors (aka Roberts Camera) is 62 years old! The founders, Robert and Rose Pallman, opened their first store in downtown Indianapolis on August 21, 1957. However, their initial inventory did not include cameras until 1968, when a store employee studying photography in high school suggested they branch into photography equipment.  Since then, Bob and Rose’s son Bruce – now owner and general partner of Roberts – has made knowledge of photographic supplies Roberts’ #1 priority.

  • Roberts has two actual brick-and-mortar stores – one if downtown Indianapolis, and one just north of the city.

  • A growing segment of Roberts’ business is it’s UsedPhotoPro division. Their large selection of used camera gear is backed by a 180 day warranty.

  • Roberts offers an online PhotoLab service – order prints, canvas wraps, photo gifts and more with their still photography scanning & printing services.

History of Roberts Camera Video

Stay tuned for more news about new FPP products and Roberts Distribution!


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