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)

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

Rusty Costanza
Tulane Univeristy
Carried Away
News and College Life
Matt Cashore
University of Notre Dame
Computer Wafer
Science and Research
Adam Atkinson
Lafayette College
Portrait of the Artist
People & Portraits
Craig Chandler
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Highlights and Shadows
Personal Vision
Nate Edwards
Brigham Young University
Dance Motion
General Features and Illustrations
Shawna Schill
University of North Dakota
Winter bridge
Campus Environment
Michel Caron
Université de Sherbrooke
Pole vaulter
Sports Action
David Campbell
Alabama State University
Long Jump Sequence
Sport Features & Illustrations
Katherine Seghers
Louisiana State University
Fly Like An Eagle
News and College Life
Brooklynn Jarvis Kelson
Brigham Young University
Free Spirit
Student and Associate