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 included 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 from the best photographers.

The Visual History of Higher Education

2016 Annual Print Competition Winners

UPAA is pleased to feature the winners of the Annual Print Competition on our homepage. The images displayed here are the first place images from the 2016 competition. Our members, photographers doing the job everyday, chose these images as the best of the best. The images are 11x14 prints and are judged at the annual symposium.

The full set of winning images can be seen here.