American Photographic Artists (APA) believes in elevating your art and works fearlessly to protect your content. As the most prestigious national organization for professional photographers, we are committed to lead the future of our industry. APA provides access to the most progressive local programming, powerful national legislation, prestigious mentorships, affordable insurance options, and collective industry benefits. Dedicated to our community’s financial and artistic well being, we initiate, develop, and deliver the advantages necessary for a successful career in professional photography.
American Photographic Artists present: The 2nd Annual APA Short Video Contest!
CLOSING DEADLINE EXTENDED! June 2, 2013, 5:00 pm Pacific
Over $20k in cash and great gear up for grabs! Every entrant wins an album of music tracks and software!
American Photographic Artists is proud to announce its 2013 APA Lucie Foundation Scholarship available to a deserving established professional photographer for a specific project in the amount of $5000 through its partnership with the Lucie Foundation. APA desires to encourage and support growth and professional development, and is excited to partner with the Lucie Foundation for the 2013 grant cycle to show its commitment to advancing professional photography. READ MORE
APA Editorial Photographers announce the 2013 EP EDU Grants award recipients.
After judging almost 300 entries, APA/EP, the national chapter of American Photographic Artists, is very pleased to announce the six recipients of our 2013 EP Edu Grants! The six recipients are:
Anna Beeke – School of Visual Arts, New York
Stacy Kranitz – UC Irvine; Irvine, CA
Sara Lewkowicz – Ohio University; Athens, OH
Jen ‘Neko’ Reindl – Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Michelle Rogers Pritz – Art Institute of Boston
Kristina Varaksina – Academy of Art University, San Francisco
View the winners’ portfolios & contact info here: http://editorialphoto.com/epedu/ For full details, contact information, and quotes from the judges, please see the attached pdf file.
Thanks to all of the 2013 entrants and also to our generous sponsors, BlinkBid, Think Tank Photo, fotoQuote, and Photoshelter. Congratulations to this year’s recipients and look for us next spring!
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTISTS Joins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Google
Atlanta, GA, April 15, 2013 - American Photographic Artists (APA) is joining the 15 plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Google. By joining the suit, APA alleges the “Google Book Search” program violates the copyrights of numerous photographers and other visual artists. The lead plaintiffs include: The American Society of Media Photographers, Graphic Artists Guild, Picture Archive Council of America, North American Nature Photography Association, Professional Photographers of America, National Press Photographers Association, Leif Skoogfors, Al Satterwhite, Morton Beebe, Ed Kashi, John Schmelzer, Simms Taback and Gail Kuenstler Taback Living Trust, Leland Bobbe, John Francis, Ficara, and David W. Moser. READ MORE
The results from the 2013 APA Photo Industry Survey have been compiled and are now being shared with APA members as one of the benefits of membership. APA Members, click the banner above to access and download the survey results.
Editorial Photographers (EP) Merges into American Photographic Artists (APA) to Build a Combined Stronger Voice in Photography Industry.
Atlanta, GA October 23, 2012 - American Photographic Artists today announced that Editorial Photographers (EP), a highly regarded association aimed at improving profitability of editorial photography, has agreed to a merger that will benefit professional photographers around the world. The merger is acheduled to be completed by the end of the year. READ MORE
View THE APA AWARDS WINNERS GALLERY on liveBooks HERE.
Order your copy of THE APA AWARDS 2012 Photo Competition Book provided by BLURB. Read more about THE APA AWARDS winners HERE
Photo Assistant Basic Training sponsored by Sony is being held in Los Angeles June 1-2. Join APA and Sony along with Broncolor, PhotoShelter, Adobe, Lowepro, Blinkbid and X-rite for this acclaimed event. Workshops to be led by APA NY Chapter Chair Tony Gale, Sony Artisian of Imagery Matthew Jordan Smith, Broncolor Generation Next photographer Kawai Matthews. READ MORE and Register HERE