Photography Organizations and Associations

Photography Organizations and Associations

Advertising Photographers of America (APA)

  • Mission is “successful advertising photographers,” and goal is to establish, endorse and promote professional business practices in the photographic and advertising industries.

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)

  • The leading trade association for photographers who photograph for publication.

American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP)

  • A community of photographers, picture researchers, editors, photo buyers and picture agencies that offer educational tools, industrial support and networking opportunities.

American Association of Museums (AAM)

  • The only organization representing the entire scope of museums and its staff.

The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers (AIAP)

  • Connects photography buyers with architectural photographers.

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD)

  • Dedicated to creating and maintaining high standards in the business of exhibiting, selling and buying photographs as art.

Editorial Photographers

  • Dedicated to improving the health and business practices of editorial photography.

En Foco

  • Dedicated to promoting cultural diversity in photograph.

International Association of Architectural Photographers (IAAP)

  • An online community for architectural photographers from around the world can meet, share ideas and enhance new business.

International Freelance Photographers Association (IFPA)

  • Focuses on the business of photography and how to make money with your camera.

International Industrial Photographers Association (IIPA)

  • An international organization for professional industrial photographers.

National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)

  • Dedicated to visual journalism: its practices, training, editing and distribution.

North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA)

  • Serves the field and practitioners of nature photography.

Photographic Society of America (PSA)

  • An organization that promotes the art and science of photography.

Photo Marketing Association International (PMAI)

  • Helps worldwide photo imaging community achieve business success and adapt to new technologies.

Professional Photographers Association (PPA)

  • The world’s largest nonprofit association for professional photographers, seeks to increase its members’ business savvy and creative scope.

Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

  • Promotes wider understanding of photography in all its forms and seeks to foster development of its practice, teaching, critical analysis and scholarship.

Society of Sport and Event Photographers

  • The only trade association of its kind that focuses on helping sport and event photographers become more successful.

Royal Photographic Society (RPS)

  • An educational charity whose aim is to promote the art and science of photography.

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)

  • Devoted to the needs and interests of wedding and portrait photographers.

Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPA)

  • An organization of professional journalists and wedding photographers dedicated to the practice of the documentary style of wedding photography.

Women in Photography International

  • Serves the needs of photographers, photo educators, photography students, gallery owners and photographic organizations around the world

Photography Resources

2016 Photographer’s Market Guide
A Photo Editor
The Aperture Foundation
Artists Rights Society
B & H Photo Video
Canon U.S.A.
Black Star
International Center of Photography
National Geographic Society
Nikon Inc.
Picture Archive Council of America
Photo District News
Photographic Resource Center
United States Copyright Office
World Press Photo

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