Mission

The University Photographers' Association of America 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

Matt Stamey
Santa Fe College
Flip
Sport Features & Illustrations
Chris Gannon
Iowa State University
September 11 remembrance
News and College Life
Jay Drowns
Utah Valley University
Roping the Sun
Sport Features & Illustrations
Jay Drowns
Utah Valley University
Grinding the Weld
People & Portraits
Jaren Wilkey
Brigham Young University
Lean In
Sports Action
Ryan Young
Cornell University
Neo-Gothic Sunshine
Campus Environment
Luke Hales
University of Michigan
Over the Top
Student and Associate
Jay Drowns
Utah Valley University
Working the Corral
General Features and Illustrations
Matthew Modoono
Northeastern University
Vax the world
Science and Research
Mark Cornelison
University of Kentucky
Bring in the guard
Personal Vision