Photography Related Organizations and Associations

Aimed at Photographers, Businesses

This category includes both for profit and not for profit voluntary assiciations of photographers, photographic related businesses and other groupings.

Associations of Photographers

Various associations and organizations for photographers

The American Society of Media Photographers, Washington DC Chapter • this society represents the region's best photographers and provides education and inspiration to promote the professional development of its members. It requires 3 years of active professional work for publications as a condition of full membership and admits as associates photographers with less experience. Also admits partner members (vendors).

National Press Photographers Association • this association is dedicated to photojournalism, including the promotion of high quality and ethical standards.

TIPA - the Technical Image Press Association has as members publications which publish and use photographs but which have not relationship with imaging equipment makers. It selects images for awards based on the excellence of the image itself.