Our Mission

The American Photography Association (the “Association”) was founded as a Member-based organization by photographers dedicated to serving photographers.

The mission of the Association is to promote the interest, appreciation and participation in photography by all levels of photographers throughout all genres and to attract and inspire potential new photographers via programs and activities that advocate educational and artistic growth in the field.

The Association strives to educate its Members and the general public regarding the intellectual property rights of photographers as well as to discuss new and emerging technology and media and their impact and applications in business and popular culture.

The Association also seeks to promote the visibility of its Members by showcasing their work and talents and supports photography-related charitable and educational causes that serve to benefit its Members and the general public.