NPPA Partners with Digital Railroad to Provide Technology Services and Educational Programs to Improve Members Business

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Exclusive partnership provides programs and tools to boost global sales for nearly 10,000 photographers.

The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) announced today that it has chosen Digital Railroad, Inc., the leading provider of Web-based application services for the professional photography industry, as its exclusive partner for online delivery and distribution technology services. This partnership will provide new programs and unique services for NPPA’s nearly 10,000 members, allowing them to leverage critical online workflow tools to efficiently manage and sell their images to photo buyers around the globe.

“NPPA is excited to offer increased services to our members because of this partnership with Digital Railroad,” said NPPA president Tony Overman. “We appreciate Digital Railroad recognizing the strengths of NPPA, and the value their service can offer our membership.”

Through a series of co-produced educational seminars and workshops at NPPA events such as the Flying Short Course and Women in Photojournalism Conference, Digital Railroad will be joining NPPA in its mission to keep its members educated and informed about the technical, copyright and business issues that impact their careers.

“Digital Railroad is committed to helping photographers improve their businesses,” said Evan Nisselson, Digital Railroad CEO/Founder and a professional photographer. “We’re excited about our partnership with NPPA and the opportunity to provide nearly 10,000 photographers with the tools they need to be more successful. Digital Railroad’s innovative services are designed to maximize photographers’ sales opportunities while minimizing costs and production time.”

NPPA will be leveraging Digital Railroad’s unique technology platform to manage the “Search NPPA” photo archive, affording photo buyers access to thousands of images from some of the world’s leading photojournalists. The partnership will also enable NPPA’s members to take advantage of Digital Railroad’s services at discounted rates.

About NPPA

The National Press Photographers Association (http://www.nppa.org) was founded in 1946 and it is the society of professional photojournalists. Membership in NPPA is open to professional news photographers and all others whose occupation has a direct professional relationship with photojournalism. NPPA is dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism, its creation, editing and distribution, in all news media. NPPA encourages photojournalists to reflect high standards of quality in their professional performance and in their personal code of ethics. NPPA vigorously promotes freedom of the press in all its forms. To this end, NPPA provides continuing educational programs and fraternalism without bias, as we support and acknowledge the best the profession has to offer.

NPPA members include still and television photographers, editors, students and representatives of businesses that serve the photojournalism industry. NPPA has over 8,000 paid professional members, about 1,500 paid student members, and nearly 500 life members - bringing the total membership to just over 10,000.

All NPPA members receive a monthly copy of News Photographer magazine, access to the Job Information Bank, discounts on all NPPA programs and eligibility to enter all NPPA contests. NPPA's national headquarters are in Durham, NC. For more information contact Mindy Hutchison at members @ nppa.org.

About Digital Railroad

Digital Railroad is the trusted provider of online technology and services for the global community of buyers and sellers of professional photography, allowing them to concentrate on doing what they love – to be creative. Membership currently spans over 53 countries and includes over 21,000 registered buyers. Digital Railroad members actively manage images on topics such as sports, news, commercial, nature, and stock. Digital Railroad's unique, comprehensive suite of online services transforms the way photographers and agencies manage, market, and sell images to photo buyers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.digitalrailroad.net.

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