Mission

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

Matt Cashore
University of Notre Dame
Snow Aerial
Campus Environment
Tyler Richardson
Brigham Young University
The Moment
Student and Associate
Jay Drowns
Utah Valley University
Feed the Beast
General Features and Illustrations
Eldon Lindsay
Cornell University
Puzzling Position
Sports Action
Mark Cornelison
University of Kentucky
Virtual professor
News and College Life
Christina Franusich
Virginia Tech
The Future is Rainbows
Personal Vision
Kendra Stanley-Mills
Grand Valley State University
A Grand Spring Break
People & Portraits
Matthew Modoono
Northeastern University
COVID-19 outbreak research
Science and Research
Jaren Wilkey
Brigham Young University
The Long Goodbye
Sport Features & Illustrations
Matt Cashore
University of Notre Dame
Steeple Sunrise
Campus Environment