APA’s mission is successful professional photographers.

American Photographic Artists (APA) is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit association for professional photographers.

APA|Atlanta is the Southeast regional chapter of the American Photographic Artists, a leading national organization run by and for professional photographers. With a culture that promotes a spirit of mutual cooperation, sharing and support, APA offers outstanding benefits, educational programs and essential business resources to help its members achieve their professional and artistic goals. APA|National is headquartered in Santa Fe, NM with chapters in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Charlotte, the Northwest, and Washington DC, APA strives to improve the environment for photographic artists and clear the pathways to success in the industry. Recognized for its broad industry reach, APA continues to expand benefits for its members and works to champion the rights of photographers and image-makers worldwide.

Members include professional photographers, photo assistants, educators, and students.  We also welcome professionals engaged in fields associated with photography, advertising, or visual arts but who themselves are not professional photographers. If you are based in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Tennessee, get in touch and find out how APA|Atlanta can help your business. (North and South Carolina professional photographers, please get in touch with APA|Charlotte.) Membership types can be found here, frequently asked questions here.