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 

Steven Bridges
University of Tennessee
Excuse me
General Features and Illustrations
Brooklynn Jarvis Kelson
Brigham Young University
The Hypnotist
Student and Associate
Steven Bridges
University of Tennessee
Flower Power
People & Portraits
David Kadlubowski
Grand Canyon University
Personal Vision
David Dick
Central Washington University
Following in his footsteps
Science and Research
Kim Pedersen
Rock Valley College
When Sparks Fly
General Features and Illustrations
Steven Bridges
University of Tennessee
Shaft of Light
Campus Environment
Kennedy Evans
Utah Valley University
Jumping home
Sports Action
Mark Cornelison
University of Kentucky
Heavy Medal
Sport Features & Illustrations
Endicott College
Grad Flip
News and College Life