Photography Associations

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The value of joining a professional organization has many benefits in terms of communicating with fellow photographers, enjoying membership benefits, and taking advantage of their extensive resources. Of course, we tout ASMP first, but many of us ASMP members find value in joining more than one organization.

Photography Associations & Organizations

ASMP American Society of Media Photographers, started in 1944, and a strong advocate for intellectual property issues
In addition to ASMP, some of the following may be of interest. Many of us are also members of more than just ASMP such as:
AAP Association of American Publishers, principal trade association of the book-publishing industry
AIGA American Institute of Graphic Artists
APA American Photographic Artists
APIC Association for the Protection of Internet Copyright
Editorial Photographers Editorial Photographers, part of APA above
NPPA National Press Photographers Association
NANPA North American Nature Photography Association
PPA Professional Photographers of America
WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photographers International
Women in Photography International Outreach organization that promoted the visibility of women photographers and their work, now archived at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University