Collectives, Clubs, MeetUps
- See In Black is a collective of Black photographers who invest in, uplift and build community around Black visibility.
- Souls in Focus: Visual Artist Collective
- theSLAPcollective: Building community through artistry and dialogue.
- Free NYC Photography Workshops by Adorama, NYC (MeetUp.com)
- NY Photo & Safari Meetup NYC (MeetUp.com)
- Photography Meetups in New York City (MeetUp.com)
Organizations / Databases
- Diversify Photo – To diversify photo, we need to equip Art Buyers, Creative Directors, and Photo Directors with resources to discover photographers of color available for assignments and commissions.
- Black Women Photographers promotes and encourages inclusive hiring practices. The database highlights any and all Black women who elect to be submitted. Through honest dialogue via social conversations and workshops, the platform seeks to ensure more Black women are empowered to make the industry as colorful as it ought to be.
- Women Photograph is a non-profit to elevate the voices of women visual journalists. The private database includes more than 1,000 independent documentary photographers based in 100+ countries. Women Photograph also operates an annual series of project grants, a year-long mentorship program, an annual skills-building workshop, and a travel fund to help women photographers access professional development opportunities.
- The Exposure Group African American Photographers Association is a participatory member-driven professional photographers association dedicated towards improving the skills, professionalism, and productivity of its members through information, education, and demonstration.
- Chicago Alliance of African American Photographers (CAAAP)’s mission is to photographically document the culture, society, and history of African-Americans, its communities, residents and their ethnic exchange in the Greater Chicago area and throughout the world. To promote the work of professional and amateur photographers through sponsored exhibitions, publications, lectures and education in the field of photography, and its related genre. To Use our photographic images and expertise to inform the public and our community about the importance of photography as an informative and creative medium of expression.
- World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography which activates initiatives, in over 50 countries each year, that help support artists working in the medium of photography. From international exhibition tours, online competitions, and prestigious awards to collaborative projects and high-end art fairs, we embrace photography in all its forms, and are dedicated to the success of our community of artists and photographers.
- Professional Photographers of America (PPA): A nonprofit that was created by photographers, for photographers in order to help those who want to take photography and entrepreneurship to the next level and develop profitable and sustainable businesses.
- ShootWith.Me is a centralized platform that helps studios connect with available photographers and assistants.
- Wonderful Machine is an art production agency with a network of 608 photographers in 41 countries. Helps publications, agencies, and brands find photographers, source stock images, and produce photo and video shoots.
- Magnum Photos is an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members, with offices in New York City, Paris, London and Tokyo.
- Aperture, a not-for-profit organization, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.
- AP Images, a division of the Associated Press, is the essential source of editorial and creative photographs, videos, graphics and interactives and is the world’s largest collection of historical and contemporary photos.
- The Associated Press delivers more than 3,000 photos a day from journalists recording news as it happens around the world. For more than a century, AP has captured the greatest moments in history, breaking news, sports, politics and entertainment. AP’s photography has won numerous awards, including 31 photo Pulitzers, the most of any news organization.
- International Association of Press Photographers (IAPP) offers a platform for professionals, part-time or full-time, from every sector of the media industry, including journalists, editors, reporters, videographers and photographers.
- American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) – trade association for publication photographers. Since 1994, ASMP has continued to work for photographers’ interests.
- National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), established in 1946, is the leading voice advocating for the rights of visual journalists. NPPA represents close to 5000 members and advocates for working news photo, video, and multimedia journalists. NPPA also embraces students, educators, and all who are self-employed or work for media organizations and institutions.
- NYC Press Credentials Office
- Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal.
- New York Press Photographers Association (NYPPA) was established in 1913 to sever working photographers as a professional and social organization. The Association members work for news organization in the print and electronic media based within a seventy-file-mile radius of Manhattan. The organization maintains a liaison with Governmental agencies whose actions directly affect the Media.
- Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) provides pro bono legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the news-gathering rights of journalists.
Safety Manuals and Guides for Journalists
- CPJ: Journalist Security Guide
- CPJ: The Best Defense: Threats to journalists’ safety demand fresh approach (2017)
- Front Line Defenders: Workbook on Security: Practical Steps for Human Rights Defenders at Risk (2016)
- Front Line Defenders: Protection Handbook for Human Rights Defenders (2016)
- Institute of War & Peace Reporting: Reporting for Change: A Handbook for Local Journalists in Crisis Areas (2004)
- International Federation of Journalists: A Survival Guide for Journalists (2003)
- International Media Support: Taking Action to Protect Journalists (2012)
- James W. Foley Foundation: Journalist Safety Guide
- Reporters Without Borders: Guidelines and Advice (Multiple)
- For first aid and medical safety, see Medical Preparedness and First Aid Videos
- For preparing for, preventing, and dealing with online harassment, see PEN Online Harassment Field Manual
- For digital safety, see Digital Safety Preparedness
- NPPA Statement: Stopping Sexual Harassment in Photojournalism
- NPPA ADVOCACY ALERT for NYC photographers or those with NYPD Press Credentials