American Society of Media Photographers

For 75 Years, The Key to Success for Visual Content Creators Across All Media

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Whether you’re an established photographer working with the World’s top brands or publications, a fixture in your local community, a YouTube creator, a film or video maker, or a student who wants a career creating the images or video that can change our culture, if creating visual content in the diverse and exciting modern media landscape is what drives you, we can help you succeed like no one else – we’ve been doing so for 75 years.

Legal & Business Education

ASMP offers the most robust legal & business education program in the industry, so you get the know-how to build your business and protect your rights.

Health & Safety During COVID-19

ASMP has partnered with international health policy expert Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel to create an exclusive set of video & written resources so you can operate safely.

Finding Clients

ASMP’s widely-recognized “Find A Photographer” is a trusted industry resource that connects you with potential clients both locally and nationally.

The Cutting Edge of Visual Content Creation

ASMP keeps you on the cutting-edge of what’s happening in the fast-changing world of media, content creation, and distribution.

Local Community, National Reach

In addition to all the benefits of being a National Member, you also get membership in a local chapter – and ASMP has 38 of them across the nation.

Corporate Partnerships

An ever-expanding list of ASMP corporate partnerships brings our Members special deals and valuable resources.

ASMP is the partner you need to build, innovate, and protect your business

The Protocols and Resources to Navigate the Professional Health & Safety Challenges of COVID-19

We worked with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the World’s foremost health policy experts, on a detailed roadmap for managing a photography, film, or video business during COVID-19 – and we offer Members a series of complimentary resources to help you put that roadmap into practical action for your business.

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Education That Makes A Real Difference in Your Career

We offer our Members an unlimited number of webinars, and VIP-pricing on in-depth workshops and seminars, all on a broad range of legal, business, technical, and creative subjects; an exclusive library of legal and business document templates at your fingertips; and ASMP legal guides that are the Gold Standard in the industry.

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ASMP National presents

Business/Legal Clinic with Thomas Maddrey


ASMP New York Presents

Ask A Curator on Instagram Live

September 20, 2021

ASMP New England presents

Photo Annual Launch

September 22, 2021

ASMP Minneapolis – St. Paul presents

Portfolio Reviews 2021

October 1, 2021

News & Information

Stay informed with the latest news in the world of visual content creation.

More News

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Award-Winning Photographer Lynsey Weatherspoon Joins the ASMP National Board

By ASMP | June 28, 2021

COVID-19 Info News Hub

Advocacy: The CASE Act is Now Law; ASMP Thanks Supporters

By ASMP | December 28, 2020

ASMP Announces the Hiring of DEI Consultant Brandyn Campbell

By ASMP | February 11, 2021

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Finding Clients

Our well-respected “Find A Photographer” is a trusted industry resource that connects clients with our Members

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Local Community, National Reach – You Get Both

ASMP has 38 local chapters across America. No other trade organization in our industry has a chapter network of this size and breadth. It took us 75 years to build it, but it will take you only minutes to join and become a part of it -- because with your national ASMP Membership you get membership in a local chapter. In these chapters you will find mentors and colleagues, and access to a local community of visual content creators. That's something you can't read in a book.

Your Local Chapter

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ASMP Members Have Achieved Greatness Across Photography, Film, Advertising, Photojournalism and Beyond

So many of our industry’s legends, past and present, and from across media, have been ASMP Members: Ansel Adams, Stanley Kubrick, Dorothea Lange, Richard Avedon, Gordon Parks, Ellen von Unwerth, Edward Weston, Chester Higgins, Mary Ellen Mark, Edward Steichen, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Weegee, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Philippe Halsman, Roy DeCarava, Walter Iooss Jr., Yousuf Karsh, Lou Jones, Art Wolfe, Inez & Vinoodh, and many more.

You can be too. You’ll be in great company. Here’s a trailer of the new FOCUS Features documentary on ASMP Member Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer for Presidents Reagan and Obama, from the Academy Award-winning producer of FREE SOLO and based on Pete’s #1 NY Times Best Seller:

Partnerships That Benefit Members

From insurance, equipment, website hosting and design, we’ve built a host of special relationships with partners to help you build and sustain your business.



You want all the full range of benefits ASMP has to offer, including a Find a Photographer portfolio where you can be found by industry creatives around the country.

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Best for those who need the full range of benefits, resources, and support of the world’s most highly regarded and longest existing visual media organization.

By joining at the professional level you are supporting the larger community of content creators working today.

Professional level membership includes being in the Find a Photographer directory, which clients use daily across the country to source photographers.


You’re ready to get down to business, assisted by foundational resources ASMP has to help you grow that business.

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Whether this is your second career or you are just getting started, ASMP can help you make all the right business moves to set you up for a sustainable career. You’ll have access to contracts, legal advice, and a community of professionals willing to help answer your questions.