Founded by a photographer in 1977, Tenba introduced the world to soft-sided, professional camera bags and has been an innovation and quality leader in the decades since. Robert Weinreb, a New York City-based photographer, hatched Tenba out of necessity. For several years Bob traveled and hiked with his camera lenses wrapped in knit winter hats, tucked inside a simple outdoor backpack. He dreamed up a shoulder bag with built-in camera protection. A sewing shop in SoHo patterned his first Tenba prototype. The Tenba brand was born and raised in the gritty heart of our favorite city in the world- New York.