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APA National represents the interests of APA chapters across the country. When you join, you become a National APA member but you are also automatically assigned to a local chapter based upon your address. The local chapter will provide you with news and events happening near you.

All local benefits, award shows, portfolios reviews and events are open to all APA members nationwide. Anyone can receive Chapter Event Announcements and other Updates from any APA Chapter. More info is here.

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American Photographic Artists (APA) Photo Association

American Photographic Artists (APA), established in 1981, is a not-for-profit organization run by photographers for photographers – we understand the challenges of this industry and advocate on behalf of professional photographers.  Our membership structure gives every photographer an affordable way to belong to a community of like-minded professionals.


Member benefits come in many forms: partner discounts, event programming discounts, member pricing on our APA Awards competition, access to members-only content, APA Sourcebook and much more.  
Hire An APA Pro – our membership search feature is designed to help clients quickly find the best APA photographers for lucrative jobs!  Looking for diversity?  We have a committee that can help you navigate the challenges and find the opportunities.


Many APA programs can be found on the American Photographic Artists, YouTube Channel.

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Top left to bottom right – APA member Images: John Early, Zach Miller, Lisa Predko, Alicia Stepp, Peter Samuels, Rich Begany, Carsten Steinhausen, Amy Fairweather