CPi was founded in 1994 by Geoffrey and Pamela Katz with the vision to create an exclusive "boutique style" photo agency which would provide quality service to its clients and personal attention to its photographers.

CPi has continued to build on its original philosophy that quality, content and sales strength bring success. This philosophy has been prevalent throughout CPi's history and continues to be the driving force of the organization today.

The combination of CPI's brand name and successful marketing strategy of the high quality photographers that CPi represent has resulted in a strong profile both in the US and internationally.

CPi's name is found in all of the major publications around the world through its editorial assignments, movie posters and advertising campaigns.