Young Photographers Alliance

$2,500 goal

Campaign created 10 months ago
The Young Photographers Alliance is a nonprofit focused on honing and developing the talent and skills of emerging professionals in the photographic industry. Through educational engagement such as our intensive summer mentoring program, we help students and young photographers make the transition to working professionally while also developing their community. Our initiatives strengthen the artistic world from the bottom up, preparing the next round of photographers for how to navigate the challenging world of working creatively in an ever-increasingly competitive industry.

Our organization relies on the support and generosity of our community, who recognize the value of educating emerging professionals so as to keep our industry strong, healthy, and vibrant. When emerging photographers understand the community and how to work in it successfully, it benefits us all. Our mentees have gone on to win PDN contests, work with major publications, exhibit internationally, create production companies, and present work at Photoville, just to name a few achievements. You can see some of our success stories here. 

2013 Mentees with Mentor Michelle Kawka

We have provided scholarships, workshops, portfolio reviews, and a myriad of other wonderful educational and photographic endeavors to our participants. With your support, we can continue to do so. A contribution of $250 can help 5 mentees go through the program, and a donation of $50 can support 1 mentee's participation. We want to continue building a robust community, but we need your help in order to do so. Please help support this invalauble program and help continue encouraging artistic youth to pursue their passions. Those who have participated in our progamming give the best kind of testimonials we could hope for.

27201612_15168242250_r.jpegOur 2014 Mentees exhibiting at the Art Director's Club in New York City.

YPA's major founding sponsor, ASMP (The American Society of Media Photographers ) is the premier trade association for the world’s most respected photographers. ASMP is the leader in promoting photographers’ rights, providing education in better business practices, producing business publications for photographers, and helping to connect clients with professional photographers. ASMP, founded in 1944, has nearly 7,000 members and 39 chapters.

Mentees meeting with one of their mentors during the program.
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$2,500 goal

Campaign created 10 months ago
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Young Photographers Alliance Inc
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Bellport, NY
EIN: 800372130
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