American Photographic Artists (APA) today announced that Editorial Photographers (EP), a highly regarded association aimed at improving profitability of editorial photography, has agreed to a merger that will benefit professional photographers around the world. The merger is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. This merger will increase the size of APA to approximately 3,200 members.
The merger of Editorial Photographers (EP) into American Photographic Artists (APA) brings a stronger voice to the photography industry and enhances the education and advocacy missions of each.
"For the past decade, EP has enjoyed partnering with APA on photography advocacy issues affecting the photo industry. Through that partnership, we have come to realize that combining the strengths of both organizations would benefit all our members. We look forward to a bright future together." says Brian Smith, president of Editorial Photographers, October 23, 2012.
APA EP - American Photographic Artists Editorial Photographers is a national chapter of APA and operates under the bylaws and governance of APA. APA EP members are members of the National chapter and not members of APA Regional or Associate chapters.