Mission

The UPAA has produced a Best Practices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Authentically representing our campus and community in is vital. Please share with your campus stakeholders.

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

In this difficult time, community is vital to maintaining our connection to our craft, creativity and each other. If you are a member of UPAA, be sure to join us in our Facebook Group

Why Attend the Symposium
2019 Symposium Video

Jay Drowns
Utah Valley University
Fibonacci-ish
Campus Environment
Tyler Richardson
Brigham Young University
Dancing with Shadows
Student and Associate
Barbara Johnston
University of Notre Dame
Pink Supermoon
Campus Environment
Steven Bridges
University of Tennessee
March on Campus
Sport Features & Illustrations
Rob Witzel
University
Big data, bigger screens
Science and Research
Lonnie Timmons III
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
"Kept to Myself"
People & Portraits
Jaren Wilkey
Brigham Young University
Specialists
Sports Action
Steven Bridges
University of Tennessee
Mirrored patterns
General Features and Illustrations
Kevin Colton
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
The Comet
Personal Vision
Jay Drowns
Utah Valley University
I am an Ally
News and College Life