The Professional Photographers’ Society of New York State, Inc. was formed in 1905 to instruct its members and the public in photography and to create, foster, promote, and encourage the exchange of knowledge among its members and the public. PPSNYS is a society dedicated to the advancement of photography both as a science and an art. Our members are encouraged to develop the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, business practices, and customer relations.

The Professional Photographers’ Society of New York State (PPSNYS) is affiliated with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

PPA is a worldwide association that exists to assist its members in achieving their professional, artistic, and fraternal goals; promote public awareness of the profession; and advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science, and a visual record of history.

The New York state affiliate, PPSNYS is comprised of photographers, suppliers, and image makers.

Why you NEED to join Professional Photographers of America (PPA) – Did you know that @ourPPA Professional Photographers of America is NOT just for professional photographers? The world’s largest nonprofit photography association organized for photographers by photographers has existed for over 150 years and now counts over 30,000 members in more than 50 countries.