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Picture Archive Council of America (PACA)

PACA, the Picture Archive Council of America, is the trade organization in North America that represents the vital interests of stock archives of every size, from individual photographers to large corporations, who license images for commercial reproduction. Founded in 1951, its membership includes over 100 companies in North America and over 50 international members. www.pacaoffice.org

Editorial Photographers (EP)

A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and profitability of editorial photography. Our mission is to educate photographers and photography buyers about business issues affecting our industry, and in the process raise the level of business practices in the profession. www.editorialphoto.com

American Society of Magazine Photographers (ASMP)

ounded in 1944, the American Society of Media Photographers (originally the Society of Magazine Photographers and later the American Society of Magazine Photographers) is the leading trade association for photographers who photograph primarily for publication. ASMP promotes photographers' rights, educates photographers in better business practices, produces business publications for photographers and helps buyers find professional photographers. www.asmp.org

Advertising Photographers of America (APA)

APA's mission is Successful Advertising Photographers. Our goal is to establish, endorse, and promote professional practices, standards, and ethics in the photographic and advertising community. We seek to mentor, motivate, educate, and inspire in the pursuit of excellence. Our aim is to champion and speak as one common voice for advertising photographers and image makers to the advertising industry in the United States and the World. www.apanational.com

American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP)

The American Society of Picture Professionals is a unique, supportive community of photographers, picture researchers, photo buyers, and picture agencies. With highly successful members from all sides of the picture-licensing industry, ASPP is particularly well positioned to help you make critical industry contacts. ASPP also serves as an invaluable gateway for learning the skills and strategies that will allow you thrive professionally. www.aspp.com

Art Center College of Design-Pasadena

A leader in art and design education, Art Center College of Design challenges students through a transdisciplinary curriculum that explores socially responsible, creative and design-based solutions to real-world issues. www.artcenter.edu

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops offers state-of-the-art photographic education that supports participants of all levels. We share our passion for photography, offering world-renowned instructors, cutting-edge technology, and dedicated staff. We are committed to excellence, teaching both the technical and creative aspects of photography.We provide a supportive, inspirational community where our participants build confidence in achieving their photographic goals both personally and professionally. www.santafeworkshops.com

Society For Photographic Education (SPE)

The Society for Photographic Education is a non-profit membership organization that provides a forum for the discussion of photography and related media as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. Through its interdisciplinary programs, services and publications, the society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms, and to foster the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism. www.spenational.org

Young Photographers Alliance (YPA)

Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) is a global community where young photographers connect with the inspiration, resources and contacts they need to build successful and sustainable careers as the great artists and communicators of the future. www.youngphotographersalliance.org

Photo District News (PDN)

Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for over two decades. Every month, PDN delivers unbiased news and analysis, interviews, and portfolios of the latest photographic work. PDN delivers the information photographers need to survive in a competitive business - from marketing and business advice to legal issues, photographic techniques, new technologies, and more. www.pdnonline.com

Corbis

Premium creative photography and renowned editorial images curated by experts.
www.corbis.com

Getty Images

We are the leading provider of digital media worldwide, creating and distributing a range of assets — from royalty-free stock photography and editorial images to footage, music and multimedia — that help communicators around the globe tell their stories. www.gettyimages.com

VII

VII derives its name from the number of founding photo-journalists who, in September 2001, formed this collectively owned agency. Designed from the outset to be an efficient, technologically enabled distribution hub for some of the world's finest photojournalism, VII has been responsible for creating and relaying to the world many of the images that define the turbulent opening years of the 21st century. www.viiphoto.com

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