Photo Organizations & Education
American Society of Media Photographers
Trade organization that promotes and protects the interests of photographers. If you plan to publish your work, they have information for you.
Blue Earth Alliance
Can’t get funding because you’re not a non-profit org? Founders of the Blue Earth Alliance (a group of working documentary photographers) experienced similar frustration—and did something about it. Blue Earth operates as a non-profit umbrella organization for photographers working on projects documenting endangered environments, threatened cultures or social issues. Submit a proposal (see site for details), and if Blue Earth agrees to sponsor your project, you can then solicit funds via Blue Earth’s non-profit status.
Center for Creative Photography
Museum and research center in Tucson, Arizona. Exhibitions, publications, educational programs, plus many archives—including those of W. Eugene Smith, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Louise Dahl-Wolfe—that you can make an appointment to view.
Center for Fine Art Photography
The Center located in Fort Collins, CO, provides ongoing exhibitions and juried shows of photography from around the world and presents programs that promote public awareness for and appreciation of fine art photography. The Center also offers educational programs taught by leading photographic artists inspire photographers to extend their talent and creative possibilities as well providing support services that are not available to individual photographers.
Center for Photography at Woodstock
Workshops, archives, library, community education, print collection and artist-in-residence program, annual print auction, New York City studio visits.
Duke Center for Documentary Studies
Founded in 1989 at Duke University and dedicated to work that connects the documentary process to education and community building. Exhibitions, projects, publications, education, grants, calendar of events. Also the home of the First Book Prize in Photography.
Fifty Crows Foundation
Have you ever questioned the media’s portrayal of a news story? Do you wonder what they haven’t told you? Has a powerful photograph ever moved you to tears? How can you translate your emotion into action? The FiftyCrows Foundation was created in October of 2001 to address these questions. Throughout history, imagery has been used to instigate social change. FiftyCrows seeks to use this powerful force to address the challenges of the 21st century by helping documentary photographers bring their stories, often overlooked by Western media, to the public through exhibition, publication, and online press. Also home of the International Fund for Documentary Photography.
Houston Center for Photography
Workshops, exhibitions and publications.
Since 1973, Light Work has provided direct support to artists working in the mediums of photography and digital imaging through exhibitions, lectures, classes, artist residencies, publications and other related projects.
National Press Photographers Association
A site for professional photojournalists, but there’s info available online even to those who aren’t members. Calendar, magazine, education, job information, members’ gallery.
Newspace Center for Photography
Newspace Center for Photography is an educational and cultural nonprofit that is dedicated to promoting photographic education and appreciation to the public as well as providing a space and building a community where photo enthusiasts can learn, create, discuss and show their work.
Pavilion is a visual arts commissioning agency that collaborates with artists and audiences to make exceptional new works of art, using photography and digital media. Pavilion invests in the talent of emerging photographers. It does this through; commissions, exhibitions and portfolio review sessions. Pavilion also supports emerging artists into the art market through its print sales initiative.
Photographic Center Northwest
A leader in the education and promotion of art photography, the Photographic Center Northwest strives to enrich photographic artistry and appreciation through its quality courses and workshops, a gallery exhibiting internationally renowned artists, and outreach programs which serve photographers throughout the region.
Photographic Resource Center at Boston University
Online exhibitions, programs and services to the arts community. Also submission information.
Photovoice: Social Change Through Photography
This organization sponsors projects that provide cameras to people with the least access to those who make decisions that affect their lives. Programs help people record their community; promote dialogue via group discussion and photography; and engage policy makers. Check out the “Projects” section for a list of current projects; “Gallery” shows the results.
Silver Eye Center for Photography
Silver Eye Center for Photography is dedicated to the understanding, appreciation, education and promotion of photography as an art form and as an expressive form of visual communication. We feature four premier exhibitions each year in the Main Gallery, monthly exhibitions in our New Works Gallery and four exhibitions a year on the New Works Gallery Online. Exhibitions are enriched with lectures, panel discussions, workshops, portfolio reviews, interactive gallery tours, video screenings and more.
Society for Photographic Education
A non-profit membership organization dedicated to the discussion of photography and related media. Membership includes critics, curators, gallery directors, photographers, photojournalists and collectors. Don’t miss their annual conference - a four-day opportunity to meet other members, exchange ideas, attend seminars, hear lectures from photo luminaries, and have your work reviewed. Also regional chapters.
The Southeast Museum of Photography (SMP) is an independent academic and public-service unit of Daytona State College. The museum opened in 1992 and is one of 13 facilities in the US dedicated exclusively to photography, and one of only a handful of such institutions nationally, that share a scope, reach and depth of collection and activities in this specific field. It is Florida's most comprehensive museum of photography and the largest in the southeast.
The Center for Digital Storytelling
Berkeley-based organization whose mission is “to assist people in using digital media to tell meaningful stories from their lives, with source material generated from their personal image archives.” Download their “Digital Storytelling Cookbook” for tips on how to structure a narrative while making the best use of new media tools. Also offers classes and seminars in the Berkeley area.
The International Center for Photography
A museum, school and center for photography, established in 1974 by Cornell Capa. Find information on exhibitions, workshops, community programs and events.
The Maine Photographic Workshops
Year-round photography, film, and digital media workshops with acclaimed instructors.
The Print Center
The Print Center is a nonprofit gallery whose mission is to support printmaking and photography as vital contemporary arts and encourage the appreciation of the printed image in all its forms.
The Santa Fe Workshops
The Santa Fe Workshops Photography and digital workshop seasons four times a year with internationally-renowned instructors.
UCR-California Museum of Photography
This site not only keeps you up to date with the museum’s current exhibitions, but also features several collection-based web projects.
Women in Photography
Women in Photography is a non-profit organization that strives to be a resource for women photographers worldwide. The site includes member galleries, a reference library, an e-zine with articles and resources from around the world, marketing information, links, books reviews and competition listings.
Working with Artists
Working with Artists is a non-profit workshop program in Denver, Colorado. Its mission is to encourage the creation of exceptional photographic images by providing intensive workshops with fine artists.