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American Photographic Artists (APA) offers inspiration, education and advocacy. Our membership structure gives every photographer an affordable way to belong to a community of like-minded professionals.

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Leaders

Los Angeles

Jim McHugh Studio

The one person who has done more than anyone else to capture the artistic spirit of LA over the last four...

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Events

APA DC: Photo Happy Hour

Wed 28 Sep, 2022
5:00pm–8:00pm
Sonny’s Pizza
3120 Georgia Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20010

September happy hour at Sonny's Pizza

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News

Diversity and Inclusion

Thu 18th Feb, 2021 / Insight

Diversity and Inclusion

Photographer Martine Séverin leads our working group on developing and implementing diversity and inclusion...

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APA Business Insurance for Photographers

Tue 24th Jan, 2017

APA Business Insurance for...

APA Insurance Services (AIS) offers excellent equipment, liability and rental...

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Events

APA San Francisco: Integrating Motion into Your Work

Thu 29 Sep – Thu 29 Sep, 2022
6 pm PT, 8 pm Ct, 9 pm ET

Ways to incorporate motion into your work

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News

Images for Humanity; Support for Ukraine

Tue 27th Sep, 2022 / Recognition

Images for Humanity; Support for Ukraine

APA Members Max Hirshfeld and Andy Anderson spearhead Ukraine relief efforts through photography

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Events

APA LA Portfolio Review

Sat 08 Oct – Sat 08 Oct, 2022

Registration is Open ONLY to APA Associate, Professional and Leader Level Members - All Chapters

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Benefits

Hire An APA Pro

Our member portfolio search is a great way to market your work directly to agency creatives, art buyers, photo producers, and corporate direct clients. This...

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Awards

APA San Diego - Untitled 2022: Call for Entries

Mon 08th Aug, 2022 / San Diego

APA San Diego - Untitled 2022: Call for Entries

APA San Diego is now accepting submissions for their annual contest Untitled 2022 - A Photographic Exhibition....

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APA LA Focus Mentorship Program

Thu 04th Aug, 2022

APA LA Focus Mentorship Program

APA LA Members Only. Applications accepted starting August 15th, 2022 for...

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Advocacy

Copyright Claims Board (CCB) Opens

On June 16, 2022, Small Claim Court for Copyright disputes begins

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Awards

Announcing the 2022 APA Awards Series Winners

Thu 04th Aug, 2022 /

Announcing the 2022 APA Awards Series Winners

Diana Cheren Nygren wins First Place for Series

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Awards

Announcing the 2022 APA Awards Category Winners

Wed 03rd Aug, 2022 /

Announcing the 2022 APA Awards Category Winners

Samantha Wolov wins Best of Show

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News

Download the 2022 APA National Sourcebook PDF

Thu 24th Mar, 2022 /

Download the 2022 APA National Sourcebook PDF

This year's impressive Sourcebook is now available (as a PDF)

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Inspiration

Mila Ugryn’s “Ukrainianness”

Wed 23rd Mar, 2022 /

Mila Ugryn’s “Ukrainianness”

Ukrainian photographer, "Ya Vilna" Portrait Project

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