Professional Photographers of America and World Renowned Photographer Anne Geddes Partner to Spotlight Value of Membership and Professional Photography

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Geddes will join the association to help photographers “Be More” and show consumers how to “See The Difference” professional photography can make

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PPA provides the credibility, resources and peer connection that is invaluable to me as a photographer.

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and world-renowned photographer Anne Geddes are partnering to drive home the value of a PPA membership. As point-and-shoot high end technology and other forms of non-professional photography muddy the field, Geddes will help awaken the general public’s perception and relationship with professional photographs. She will also be involved with promoting the association’s value and differentiating resources available only to members.

More than 28,000 professional photographers currently belong to PPA, the largest nonprofit association serving professional photographers in the world. For less than $30 per month, members have access to business and equipment insurance, malpractice and copyright protection, a massive library of educational resources, marketing materials, education, networking, image competitions and awards, member-exclusive discounts on products and services, participation in PPA’s acclaimed annual conference, Imaging USA, and so much more.

Geddes, who is one of the world’s most respected and well-known photographers of children, will add her voice to PPA’s. "It’s an honor to be involved with these campaigns and help speak to the value of true, professional photography," says Geddes. “PPA provides the credibility, resources and peer connection that is invaluable to me as a photographer. The association has helped me so much throughout my career – I’ve been a proud member since 1997 and encourage every photographer to join.”

“Anne is the consummate professional photographer who sees her craft as a work of art,” says PPA CEO David Trust. “We’re excited to partner with an industry name of her caliber to help photographers see the value of working with PPA. It’s a true win, win.”

Geddes career highlights include an Oprah-featured coffee table book, “Down in the Garden,” that rose to become a two-time New York Times Best Seller, a best-selling annual calendar now in the 25th continuous edition, and an extensive, acclaimed photography series and collection of internationally awarded books, including her second New York Times Best Seller, “Miracle.” Geddes also proudly gives back in her various roles as a global ambassador, advocate and volunteer for the United Nations Foundation and the March of Dimes.

In 2009, PPA honored Geddes with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Not given every year, this award is presented to an individual whose life work has enriched the photographic industry and the profession as a whole. To date, only 13 photographers have been honored with this prestigious award.

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Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest, international, nonprofit association created by and serving professional photographers. Through member benefits like protection, education, marketing resources and its world-renowned annual conference, Imaging USA, PPA assists more than 28,000 professional photographers to create and sustain profitable businesses. See how PPA helps photographers be more at

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