The American Society of Media Photographers is the premier trade association for the world's most respected photographers. ASMP is the leader in promoting photographers' rights, providing education in better business practices, producing business publications for photographers, and helping to connect purchasers with professional photographers. ASMP, founded in 1944, has nearly 7,000 members and 39 chapters.
Board of Directors
The directors of ASMP are working photographers and General Members of ASMP who volunteer their time and energies for the Society and the industry.
The ASMP professional staff are available to help members with advice and information and will respond promptly to all inquiries.
The mission of ASMP is to support the educational purposes and activities of ASMP. The Foundation has funded such projects as The ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography book, the Strictly Business 2 conferences and educational videos.
Authors Coalition Funds
ASMP receives periodic distributions from the Authors Coalition of America. These funds are designated for use solely in industry education and advocacy. ASMP has used these distributions to support a variety of industry-related initiatives including the production of business education for imaging professionals, lobbying efforts on capital hill, support of legal cases, and grants to outside organizations such as Eddie Adams Workshops and the Picture Licensing Universal System.
Members Speak Out
Watch this video short and hear members share the importance of ASMP in their professional life.
Member Code of Ethics
The Code describes the responsibilities of working photographers to their profession and to the individuals they work for and with.
ASMP respects your privacy. Learn about the information we do and don’t collect about you when you interact with ASMP on-line or in person.