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Photography: Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations

  •  American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)- is the premier trade association for the world’s most respected content creators. ASMP is the leader in promoting photographers’ rights, providing education in better business practices, producing business publications for content creators, and helping to connect clients with professional photographers. ASMP, founded in 1944, has 4,000+ members and 38 chapters
  • Association of International Photography Art Dealers [AIPAD] - encourages public support of fine art photography by acting as a collective voice for the dealers in fine art photography and through communication and education that enhances the confidence of the public, museums, institutions and others in responsible fine art photography dealers.
  • The Daguerreian Society- is committed to advancing the understanding and appreciation of daguerreotypes and other early photographs.
  • National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)- is dedicated to the advancement of visual journalism – its creation, practice, training, editing and distribution – in all news media and works to promote its role as a vital public service.
  • Professional Photographers of America (PPA)- the world’s largest nonprofit photography association organized for professional photographers, by professional photographers, with 35,000 creative members in more than 50 countries.
  • The Royal Photographic Society (RPS)- is to bring inspiration, creativity and connection, through photography, to people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) -  is committed to an equitable and inclusive environment where all members have agency to contribute. Through our programming, annual conference, chapter events, and web presence, we represent the diversity of our membership and welcome everyone, regardless of race, gender, gender identity or expression, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, mental health status, military or veteran status, socioeconomic status, physical appearance, body size, age, religion, professional status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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