Happy National Photography Month – May 2013

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Venetian masks, Venice, Italy

Did you know that May is National Photography Month (NPM) in the United States?

NPM was officially recognized by Congress in 1987 as a month-long event. It was first introduced by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 as the ‘American Photography Celebration’ which ran from May 7-14.

The American Photography Association (the “Association”) is a primary sponsor of National Photography Month and our goal is to maintain President Reagan’s vision to celebrate photography and photographers.

The Association is hosting a NPM photo contest in May and will be giving away free Association Memberships throughout the month to encourage the participation in photography by all levels of photographers, worldwide. We are also featuring the work of a number of photographers and photojournalists including several rising stars and established professionals. Details are provided via the Association website and Member emails.

To submit your photos for publication by the Association, please contact us at images@americanphotographyassociation.org. Images may be submitted by both active Members and non-Members.

Are you interested in obtaining a free Association Membership?

Sign up online at or contact us at membership@americanphotographyassociation.org.


You may also nominate a photographer for Membership or recognition by the Association at membership@americanphotographyassociation.org.

We look forward to hearing from you.



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