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 

Matt Cashore
University of Notre Dame
Early Riser
General Features and Illustrations
Steven Bridges
University of Tennessee
Sport Features & Illustrations
Michael Pierce
Missouri S&T
Magic Squares
People & Portraits
Jaren Wilkey Jaren Wilkey
Brigham Young University
News and College Life
Michael Caterina
Indiana University South Bend
Out at home
Sports Action
John Joyner
North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Standing Equine CT
Science and Research
Sarah Conroy
Saint Louis University
Campus Environment
Kendra Stanley-Mills
Grand Valley State University
Tone of Voice
General Features and Illustrations
Matt Cashore
University of Notre Dame
Le Protest
Personal Vision
Russell Watson
Southern Virginia University
Burst of Blossoms
Student and Associate