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YPA is holding a Gallery Night to showcase the project images of participants of the 2013 Summer Mentoring Program on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Photo Center NW (900 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122) in the upstairs Daylight Studio. This free event is open to the public and the photographers will be on-hand to discuss their inspiration in creating their photos and their experience with the program.
YPA is announcing its new president. After four successful years, Jerry Tavin, the current President, will step down. It is with great pleasure that the YPA welcomes Bob Hendriks, founder and manager of In Transit Images, as Tavin’s successor. Tavin, who will be staying on as Honorary Chairman, couldn’t be more thrilled with the decision – “I am pleased to welcome Bob Hendriks as President of YPA. He has been a dynamic addition to our Executive Committee and brings a fresh and innovative approach to YPA. He has been tireless in his efforts to reorganize the foundation in order to move forward into the years ahead.”
YPA has published details of two six-month internship opportunities with an immediate start date. Get your application in quick!
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Mentoring Program, this year on the theme of Escape. We have organized mentors in seventeen cities around the world. The deadline for applications is May 10th.
The date for this year’s Awards Ceremony is set for Wednesday, February 27th, which is also the gala opening night for the 2012 Mentoring Program exhibition on the theme of Hometown. Entry is open to all.
YPA is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Susan Carr on September 3, 2012. ASMP, of which Susan was Education Director and a former President, has posted a moving obituary on the Strictly Business blog. Susan joined the Executive Board of YPA at the end of 2011, cementing a vital relationship between ASMP and YPA, which she had been instrumental in building. That Susan continued to work to the very end is a testament to her devotion to her profession and to all photographers. A guiding star is extinguished, but its light still shines.
YPA is delighted to welcome Bob Hendriks, founder and managing director of Intransit Images, onto the Executive Board. Bob’s business, photographic and technical expertise are a valuable addition to the board.
Chrissy Reilly joins our Advisory Board.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 YPA Mentoring Program on the theme of Hometown. We have thirteen teams in the US, plus teams in Canada, UK, China and Thailand. The deadline for applying is May 14.
Applications are now being accepted for our next portfolio review in New York City on May 5.
Edward Leigh, one of the four founders of YPA, steps down after serving three years on the Executive Board.
YPA is delighted to welcome Susan Carr, photographer and Education Director at ASMP (and past President of ASMP) to our Executive Board; and Michelle Bogre and Lindsey Nicholson to our Advisory Board.
Our online auction is now live. Check out the fabulous, collectable signed prints by great photographers. The auction closes on Sunday, November 6th.
Tickets for our annual Awards Ceremony on October 19th in NYC are now on sale. Distinguished photographers Albert Watson, Deborah Willis, Hans Neleman, Lois Greenfield and Theresa Raffetto will be presenting awards to five talented young photographers. We have some highly collectable signed prints up for auction too!
Alamy launches a new initiative for students: 100% Royalties. This will see Alamy offering photography and design students 100 percent royalties on all sales over a two year period.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our Portfolio Reviews Program, exclusively for YPA21 members. Selected applicants will be invited to a one-on-one portfolio review in New York City on September 24th. All other applicants will receive feedback on the images they upload. YPA21 membership is open to anyone aged 18-29 or currently enrolled in an accredited college photography course, and costs just $21/year. Application deadline extended to September 16, 2011.
Congratulations go to the winners of the 2011 YPA scholarship awards, and thanks to our generous award sponsors, ASMP Foundation, APA, Alamy, and Jerry Tavin.
Our new website is live! Over the coming weeks we will be adding a YPA21 members’ area and chatroom, containing information and tips for budding young photographers.
Entry to this year’s Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) competition is now open. Entries are invited from amateur and professional photographers from all countries. TPOTY is not just about prizes: it’s about getting amazing international exposure for your work. For the second year YPA is sponsoring a Special Award for the best emerging talent.
YPA is delighted that Alamy will be sponsoring another scholarship in 2011, the third year that Alamy has supported YPA and young photographers in this way.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 YPA Mentoring Program on the theme of Energy. The deadline for applying is May 14.
Slideluck Potshow and The New York Photo Festival will be teaming up again to present Slideluck Potshow XVI on May 14. This follows last year's collaboration which resulted in breaking The Guinness World Record for the Largest Potluck on Earth! The theme of this slideshow will be Upheaval and submissions are invited through April 19. Check out this and the many other Slideluck Potshow events around the world!
PhotoPhilanthropy has announced their new Student Production Grants. The theme of the first round, which opens on March 21, will be In your Community.
The deadline of midnight PST, March 31 on the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops photography contest is fast approaching. Don’t miss the opportunity to share your photographs with their distinguished judges. The theme of the contest is LIGHT. The prize list has a combined value of over $12,000. And you could win a workshop in Santa Fe.
Jerry Tavin, YPA co-founder, is interviewed by John Lund.
The Palm Springs Photo Festival (March 27 – April 1, 2011) offers two great opportunities for current full time students and recent graduates (within 1 year) of an accredited institution: ten $500 Emerging Photographer Sponsor Scholarships (application deadline March 1), and four $1000 Minkkinen Student Scholarships (application deadline March 7).
The Lucie Foundation is holding its third intallment of Fresh Look Portfolio Review April 29-30, 2011, during the Month of Photography Los Angeles. Fresh Look pairs photographers with top photography experts in their respective fields for an in-depth conversation that provides professional feedback and critique in a casual, relaxed environment. You can find the application form on the MOPLA website. There is a $50 application fee, which is being waived until February 10.
Burn Magazine has announced a $15,000 grant for emerging photographers. This grant was set up in 2008 to aid emerging photographers continue a project of their passion, either in journalistic mode or as an artist. The application deadline is May 1, 2011.
The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2011 competition is now open, and this year a new video category has been introduced to further raise awareness of environmental and social issues. The competition is completely free to enter and is open to international amateur and professional photographers of any age. The closing date is July 31st, 2011.
Congratulations to the joint winners of this year’s TPOTY/YPA Emerging Talent Award, Kat Waters (UK) and Ivar August Bull (Norway). They will both be offered places in the YPA 2011 Mentoring Program and feedback sessions with the editorial staff of the British Journal of Photography. The winner of the TPOTY New Talent award, Eric Kruszewski, will also receive a portfolio review courtesy of YPA. See their work in the Winners’ Gallery.
The first public exhibition of the work our this year's 38 mentees will open on January 14th at the Calumet Gallery in New York City. The theme, Answering Adversity, inspired some fantastic photography, and life-altering social insights.
It is with great regret that we must announce that budgetary considerations have forced YPA to eliminate the position of Executive Director, held by Lynn Martin since July 2009. Lynn has contributed enormously to YPA since soon after its foundation, and she must take a large part of the credit for our successes to date, in particular helping us secure funding from ASMP Foundation, helping co-ordinate our first awards ceremony and our first-ever mentoring program; bringing to YPA valuable connections; and helping us identify and formulate our mission. We are delighted that Lynn has agreed to serve on the YPA Advisory Board, and we look forward to continue benefitting from her energy, expertise and commitment to the organization and its goals.
YPA is delighted to welcome another two new members to the Advisory Board: Gail Mooney and Veronika Roux-Vlachova.
Take a look on the ASMP website at some of the photo essays on the theme of Answering Adversity produced by this year’s mentees. Be prepared: some of these stories are deeply moving.
Our online auction is now closed. Look out for details of our next online auction!
YPA is delighted to welcome two new members to the Advisory Board: Jill Waterman and Scott Mc Kiernan.
The closing date for entries for this year’s Travel Photographer of the Year competition is October 9th. Part of the prize for the winner of the TPOTY/YPA Emerging Talent Award is to be mentored by an experienced professional photographer on YPA’s Mentoring Program.
We are delighted and honored to have Barbara Bordnick, Doug Menuez, Eric Meola, Michel Tcherevkoff, Ron Haviv, and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders presenting the YPA Scholarship winners at the Award Ceremony on October 12th. Tickets are limited, so get yours now!
Alamy announces a new initiative to support YPA by encouraging their contributing photographers to donate some of their earnings to YPA. The first donation arrived within minutes of the announcement on their blog.
The APA Awards 2010 National Photo Competition is now open for entries until September 30. Open to both APA members and non-members, it provides a great opportunity for talented photographers from across the country and world to showcase their work.
YPA is co-sponsoring a seminar on October 30th at the 2010 PDN PhotoPlus Expo, Breaking into the Biz: What Every Student and Emerging Professional Photographer Should Know. Veteran photographers Judy Herrmann and Mike Starke will be providing a wealth of resources and sharing real world tactics to help you take your career where you want it to go.
Registration is now open for ASMP’s 2011 Strictly Business 3 conference series. Learn about the business of photography in special workshops designed for students and emerging photographers. Don’t miss the opportunity to get tips and information on copyright, marketing, pricing – and more – at this highly acclaimed conference.
Tickets for our second Awards Ceremony and Benefit Auction are now on sale.
Our scholarship awards receive coverage in Palette News Arts Network.
YPA is delighted to honor another six talented young photographers with scholarships generously funded by ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers), APA (Advertising Photographers of America), Alamy (stock photo agency), Jerry Tavin (YPA Founder), and Photolibrary (stock photo and footage agency).
The British Journal of Photography includes an article about YPA and its achievements to date.
YPA launches its first mentoring program, with teams across the US, Canada and UK.
YPA launches in the UK under leadership of Erin Moroney.
YPA is delighted to partner with Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) Awards in sponsoring two prizes, New Talent and Young TPOTY. Part of the award in each category will be a portfolio review and placement on a YPA mentoring program.
YPA is greatly honored to welcome ASMP Foundation as a Major Founding Sponsor with a $50,000 grant to provide seed money for the development and launch of two key programs, mentoring and internships, as well as two scholarships to be awarded later this year.