Our Mission



The Visual History of Higher Education

The UPAA is an international organization of college and university photographers dedicated to the application and practice of photography as it relates to higher education.

Our organization is committed to photographic excellence through continuing education and networking with our professional colleagues. 
Founded November 12, 1961 by a group of New England photographers, UPAA has expanded to include members from 2-year, 4-year, public and private universities and colleges from nearly every state, Canada, Israel, Australia, Grenada, and Europe. The UPAA represents the very best in Higher Education photography.

2022 Competition Winners
Annual Photo Competition
Narrative Story (coming soon)

Resources
Why Attend the Symposium
2019 Symposium Video
Best Practices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion