Georgia Professional Photographers set themselves apart as a group of professionals committed to excellence in the business of photography, as well as artistic expertise. The Georgia Professional Photography Association (GPPA) is an organization where photographers can commit themselves to a program of continuing education to improve their skills and keep abreast of new technical advances.
Today, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world’s largest nonprofit association for professional photographers, with 24,000 members in 54 countries. This association seeks to increase its members’ business savvy as well as broaden their creative scope, advancing careers by providing all the tools for success...as they have since 1869. PPA's mission is to create a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources and industry standards of excellence.
SEPPA is the largest regional affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America. SEPPA encompasses states from Delaware to Florida and Mississippi to Puerto Rico. Boasting one of the largest photographic Trade Shows in the country, the biennial convention in Georgia is attended by thousands of visitors from the entire southeast and beyond. Program talent rivals any other professional imaging convention while the annual affiliated print judging is accepted and sealed by the Professional Photographers of America for national merits. SEPPA is also the official host for the PPA Electronic Imaging and Commercial categories judging. SEPPA serves the membership of our affiliates by providing scholarships, valid at any of our regional weeklong schools, an opportunity to network with other working professionals in the southeast region and the biennial convention with no cost pre-registration. Our members represent the best qualities of the South: hard work, open sharing of ideas and knowledge and, most of all, southern hospitality.
International Christian Photographers (ICP) was founded with the desire that photographers would have a place to go that was uplifting, encouraging and be a place to learn in an inviting environment. It was founder Jerry Avery's desire that through this organization there would be Christian fellowship and also that it would become a vehicle to introduce fellow craftsmen to Jesus Christ.
The Association encourages all graduates to help fulfill and strengthen its mission to advance the academic excellence, best interests, and traditions of the University of Georgia by making annual gifts in support of university-wide and alumni initiatives. This support not only provides campus-wide academic funding but also directly benefits the programs and operations of the UGA Alumni Association.