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.
ASP is a society of professional photographic artists who aspire to maintain the highest level of excellence by adhering to ethical standards, stimulating creativity and continually refining technical competence. The goal of the organization is to promote education, foster fellowship and perpetuate the ideals of photography as a science and an art.
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.