The Bridge Program

Real world Mentorship for Emerging Photographers The Bridge is an intensive 16-week development program, created by ASMP NY and BKC, designed to confront the immediate need for education, support and mentorship for young people entering the field of professional photography.

Mission Statement 

Right now there are extraordinary young artists with innovative work and unique stories to tell who may never get an opportunity to do so. Many people, especially groups that have been historically left out of the world of photography, do not have the time, money, or connections necessary to launch and sustain a career in the arts.    We are here to bridge that gap.  Our vision is to strengthen not just the young creative entering the job market but the health of the industry as a whole by building access to real-world tools and opportunities.


If you would like to support this effort to promote equity and opportunity among emerging creatives of all backgrounds regardless of race, class, gender or orientation, please consider donating. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us build The Bridge in the New York area, and ideally in cities across the United States in the years to come.

Donate to The Bridge

This program has been made possible over the last two years by the generosity of our sponsors: