Mission

The UPAA has produced a Best Practices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Authentically representing our campus and community in is vital. Please share with your campus stakeholders.

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 from the best photographers.

The Visual History of Higher Education

In this difficult time, community is vital to maintaining our connection to our craft, creativity and each other. If you are a member of UPAA, be sure to join us in our Facebook Group

Why Attend the Symposium
2019 Symposium Video

Gabriel Mayberry
Utah Valley University
Light and Lassos
News and College Life
Tim Schoon
University of Iowa
Full Windmill Moon
Personal Vision
Rebeca Fuentes
Brigham Young University
Heaven on Earth
Student and Associate
Mark Cornelison
University of Kentucky
Strength
People & Portraits
Ryan Young
Virginia Tech
Brewing Class
News and College Life
Samantha Strahan
Ball State University
Goalie Grab
Sports Action
JUSTIN TORNER
University of Iowa
Night Vision Research Helicopter
General Features and Illustrations
Matt Cashore
University of Notre Dame
Dome at Sunset
Campus Environment
Steven Bridges
University of Tennessee
Rugby Portrait
Sport Features & Illustrations
Kendra Stanley-Mills
Grand Valley State University
The Beauty of Math
Science and Research