American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) is happy to join with The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) in announcing the results of a comprehensive survey looking at the State of Photographic Education based on data offered by respondents from both organizations.
Through our partnership with SPE’s Development Committee, we are pleased to make available the findings from the 2018-2019 State of Photographic Education Survey. In working with SPE, ASMP felt it essential to contribute to the effort so we could expand participation and share the knowledge gained from the effort as widely as possible.
We believe in the power of education and the work of educators to continue to shape the next generation of our community. It is essential that those who teach be able to see clearly what is wanted and needed by students, and also to have a clear view of the educational systems supporting student development. Producing the survey and sharing the data widely, enables us to provide benchmarks that can help guide the evolution of educational institutions, and teaching methods.
ASMP is proud to join SPE in having a passion for effective photographic education so the fruits of knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration can be shared to benefit our community as well as the larger world. We believe that photographers can literally change how people see the world and that photography can build expand horizons and build connections between people. Having a strong, rich educational process available is vital for those aspiring to become photographers so they can benefit society in this way. We hope publication of the survey data sparks a useful exchange of information on how best to accomplish photographic education as we move into the next decade and beyond.
Thomas R. Kennedy
ASMP Executive Director