Our Mission


We have produced Best Practices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2022 Update). Authentically representing our campus and community 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.

The Visual History of Higher Education

In this difficult time, the 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

Ryan Young
Cornell University
Harry Potter Library
Campus Environment
Eldon Lindsay
Cornell University
In The Light
Sports Action
Jaren Wilkey
Brigham Young University
Championship Hype
Sport Features & Illustrations
Nate Edwards
Brigham Young University
ROTC
News and College Life
Donovan Kelly
Brigham Young University
Baseball Dive
Student and Associate
Steven Bridges
University of Tennessee
Capricorn 2022
People & Portraits
Bob Christy
Kent State University
Shanty Town
Personal Vision
Steven Bridges
University of Tennessee
Visualization Lab
Science and Research
Brooklynn Jarvis
Brigham Young University
Queen of the Books
Student and Associate
Douglas Levere
University at Buffalo
Warm Spring Yields to Foggy Walk
Campus Environment
Steven Bridges
University of Tennessee
Oh, Snap!
General Features and Illustrations