Who Are We?
PPW is a non-profit association implemented by photography professionals who know the importance of networking. The organization provides educational, professional and personal growth opportunities to it's member photographers through a host of events presented state wide.
Professional photography associations around the country (and around the world) have joined with Professional Photographers of America. These local, state, and regional association affiliates bring nearby photographers even closer together with meetings, competitions, education, and networking.
What is an Affiliate?
Affiliates are autonomous organizations that choose to affiliate with Professional Photographers of America. These groups provide valuable networking and educational opportunities for photographers, and as an Affiliate of PPA, they can offer merits towards PPA degrees.
Professional Photographers of America encourages PPA members and photographers to become involved with Affiliates in their area.Mission
To create, foster and promote the exchange of thoughts and ideas freely, among photographers, so as to advance the art and profession of photography, for the benefit of our entire membership.
Code of Professional Responsibility
Each Member of the Professional Photographers of Washington, Inc. should aspire to the following:
Strive at all times to upgrade and improve his or her knowledge and skill of professional photography, marketing and related areas. In all dealings with users of photography and the general public, each member and participant of this Association shall endeavor to, Present all photographic services in surroundings and in a manner which reflects the highest levels of professionalism, to deal with all users of photography and the general public with honesty and integrity, Not use any marketing or competitive practice which violates any Federal Trade Commission, or other Federal or State Regulatory Agency rule or regulation, or Federal or State Statute or any decision of any Federal or State Court; and strive at all times to produce photography and photographic services in accordance with the highest levels of professionalism. In all dealing with fellow professional photographers, students and others who aspire to be professional photographers, each member and participant of the Association will strive to share the knowledge and skill of professional photography and to support efforts for, and assist in the education of all interested persons and the general public in the art and science of professional photography.