Welcome to 2023! The PPW board is looking forward to an active year, kicked off by a great Spring Conference, INNOVATE! If you check our current event calendar – we have many things already popping up across the state in every district.
As your president, my vision is to maintain the momentum that Mike Busby and the rest of the board were able to achieve over the last two years, especially during the hardships of COVID, and for our new team to continue to honor the seventy year history of this wonderful organization.
We want to grow the PPW and are working on new ways to attract new members. We have teams reaching out to photography schools, image competitions and photographic events.
The PPW is here to provide training and comradery. Our event chairs and district reps are doing a fantastic job with this.
With the stresses of covid easing, they are creating more in person events and great, hands on classes than ever before.
We are also striving to provide mentorship to those who need it. If you want to learn more about image competition, are struggling with photographic technique or a business issue, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of us for help. If you are looking for ways to give back to the photographic community - we can make that happen for you.
The PPW is thriving. Come be a part of it.
Andrew Crain, AFP
Andrew Crain, AFP
Leadership of PPW
The governing body of the Professional Photographers of Washington, Inc. is a Board. The Board shall consist of an Executive Board composed of the elected Officers of the Association, the Immediate Past President, plus an elected District Representative from each District of the PPW as set forth in the PPW Bylaws.
The President, with the help and approval of the Board, shall appoint all Committee Chairs of this Association and committees are for advisory purposes only, but are always available for additional help or further questions.
Citations & Merits Chair
Julie Fitzpatrick (2018- current)
Life Member Chair
2024 Conference Chair
Social Media Chair
Districts and district Representatives
Washington is divided into four districts which are made up of the following counties, except where noted otherwise:
Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, Pacific, Lewis, Cowlitz, Clark Skamania & Wahkiakum, Clahham, Jefferson & Kitsap
Johnny Walker (2020-current)
Joni Atkinson (2019-current)
Whatcom, San Juan & Island & Snohomish & King & Pierce
Lara Grauer (2021-current)
Jamison Johnson (2023-current)
Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas and Grant, Yakima, Kittitas, & Klickitat
Lance Johnson (2021 - Current)
Stephen Wolfe (2022 - Current)
Whitman, Franklin, Benton, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield & Asotin, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane & Adams
Chris Wood (2022 - current)
Jeff Schindler (2020 - current)
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF AMERICA COUNCILORS IN WASHINGTON STATE
PPW is an affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America and the councilors represent them and can answer any questions about PPA.
PPA is truly a member-owned and member-run organization. PPA members govern the organization through representatives in the PPA Council. Council members are:
• Prepared to handle Association business, which may include Bylaws and Adopted Procedure changes and the election of the PPA Board of Directors and/or its nominating Committee.
Elected Councilor Position #1
Rich Breshears, M. Photog.Cr, CPP, FP
Elected Councilor Position #2
Chris Wooley, M. Photog.Cr, CPP, FP
Elected Councilor Position #3
Faye Johnson, M. Photog., CPP, FP
Non-Elected Councilor for Life
Rob Behm, M. Photog., Hon. M.Photog., Cr, CPP, FP