Mission

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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 from the best photographers.

The Visual History of Higher Education

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Why Attend the Symposium
2019 Symposium Video

Matt Cashore
University of Notre Dame
Misty Merry Christmas
Campus Environment
Steven Bridges
University of Tennessee
Tip of the Spear
General Features and Illustrations
Bobby Ellis
Ball State University
The Sun Shines Out Your A**
Personal Vision
Tim Schoon
University of Iowa
Veterans Day Flags
News and College Life
Scott Weaver
Kansas State Athletics
Upended
Sports Action
Matt Cashore
University of Notre Dame
Sunrise from 200ft
Campus Environment
Kendra Stanley-Mills
Grand Valley State University
Veteran
People & Portraits
Cary Edmondson
Fresno State
Reflection Dribble
Sport Features & Illustrations
Alyssa Lyman
Brigham Young University
Wastewater lab
Student and Associate
Lyndsie Schlink
Illinois State University
Dart Frog
Science and Research