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We get a lot of emails every week telling us to sponsor photography awards and although the focus of this website is helping photographers with the web presense, we do recognize the need for support beyond that and for that reason we are going to be helping with the Sony World photography awards this year. If you are one of the contestants that need help with equipment, please get in touch. We have contacts at camera stores around the country and can help you get cheap rentals and bring attention to your submitted images.

Trade Groups

African-American Photographers Guild
The African-American Photographers Guild is a site of celebration, acknowledging the accomplishments of African-American Photographer. The organization’s main focus is historical, providing information for schools and institutions on the obscure African-american photograph

Association of Independent Architectural Photographers
APA’s mission is Successful Advertising Photographers. Our goal is to establish, endorse, and promote professional practices, standards, and ethics in the photographic and advertising community. We seek to mentor, motivate, educate, and inspire in the pursuit of excellence. Our aim is to champion and speak as one common voice for advertising photographers and image makers to the advertising industry in the United States and the World.

Advertising Photographers of America
The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers is an internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers.

Association of Independent Architectural Photographers
The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers is an internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers.

Editorial Photographers
Editorial Photographers (EP) is a California-registered 501c(6) “mutual benefit” organization. As such, we have volunteer Board members who are charged with carrying out the responsibilities of such an organization as required by California law. In addition, EP Board members discuss and vote on the direction and focus of the group, act as liaisons between the various trade organizations and working groups, often act as point people when issues critical to photographers arise, and serve as heads of committees charged with various organizational tasks such as education, membership, web content, and fundraising. Daily business is conducted in cyberspace and through periodic conference calls…..whew!

Photographic Society of America
Established in 1934, it is the largest association of its kind, bringing together professional and amateur enthusiasts of all ages and levels of achievement. As a non-profit organization, its mission is to promote and enhance the art and science of photography in all its phases, among members and non-members alike.

Professional Photographers of America
PPA is the world’s leading certifying agency for imaging professionals and the world’s largest not-for-profit association for professional photographers. The organization has annual awards programs for several areas: International Print Competition, Family & Children Consumer Choice Contest, Sports & Events Print Competition, Industrial Photographer of the Year, and AN-NE Awards, “recognizing outstanding marketing efforts in professional photography.

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International
WPPI wants you to be the best that you can be, so we provide you with exclusive information, programs and professional services to help you with your photographic artistry and business needs. We’re constantly bringing our members new benefits and new industry information. Check out the latest benefits in this brochure, and find everything you need to know on our website. There’s never been a better time to build and develop your personal support network. Joining WPPI will give you the resources you need to succeed.

The White House News Photographers Association
On June 13, 1921, the “17 camera and motion-picture photographers who covered the daily activities of the president and the White House organized the White House News Photographers Association. Recognition of the organization came immediately as President Warren Harding set aside the first pressroom for photographers. The rest of official Washington soon followed and permitted access to events. The WHNPA’s main goal is to protect and promote photographers’ interests in pursuing their mission.

Women in Photography International
Founded in 1981, Women in Photography International is a non-profit, outreach organization, which promotes the visibility of women photographers and their work.

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  • 1 Kathryn MacDonald // Sep 1, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Wow Jon. The new site looks great and has a lot of amazing info. A great resource.

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