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NY-Photographers is the name we’ve chosen to make it easier for prospective new members — and clients — to find, contact, and remember us.

Officially, we’re the Professional Photographers of Greater New York (PPGNY). We’re all very proud of our membership in the group. is designed to let you know how you can benefit by joining us.


Our goals are simple: To create, foster, promote, and maintain cordial relations and encourage the exchange of knowledge among members.


As an organization, we’ve been around for more than 50 years. Originally, we were called the Long Island Professional Photographers Association.

We changed our name to Professional Photographers of Greater New York in 1985. That’s when we became one of the 10 sections of the Professional Photographers Society of NY State.

Both PPGNY and PPSNYS are affiliates of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

As affiliates, we can conduct meetings, hold print competitions, and issue professional merits. We also adhere to the professional standards and business ethics set forth by the PPA. However, both PPGNY and PPSNYS are independently registered not-for-profit businesses.


We’d love for you to join our group, as we seek to improve our work, our businesses, and our circle of trusted and supportive colleagues.

Please note: When you join NY-Photographers you also will be joining Professional Photographers Society
of NY State (PPSNYS). Be sure to indicate the "requested section listing" as "Greater New York."

Click the button below for an application to join our growing group of talented members.