"The American Society of Media Photographers is the premier trade association for the world's most respected photographers. ASMP is the leader in promoting photographers' rights, providing education in better business practices, producing business publications for photographers, and helping to connect purchasers with professional photographers. ASMP, founded in 1944, has nearly 7,000 members and 39 chapters."
"Brings together a community of people from all over the world, who are united by a common interest in and passion for early photography of all types. Our international members include top museum curators and scientists, photo collectors and dealers, photo historians, photographers and artists, as well as students and teachers."
"The National Press Photographers Association is dedicated to the advancement of visual journalism, its creation, practice, training, editing and distribution, in all news media and works to promote its role as a vital public service."
"The opportunity to enjoy your hobby with members in 60 countries throughout the world. Established in 1934, it is the largest association of its kind, bringing together professional and amateur enthusiasts of all ages and levels of achievement. As a non-profit organization, its mission is to promote and enhance the art and science of photography in all its phases, among members and non-members alike."
"NANPA promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation, and environmental protection; provides information, education, inspiration and opportunity for all persons interested in nature photography; fosters excellence and ethical conduct in all aspects of our endeavors and especially encourages responsible photography in the wild."
"Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world’s largest nonprofit association for professional photographers, with more than 20,000 members in 54 countries. This association seeks to increase its members’ business savvy as well as broaden their creative scope, advancing careers by providing all the tools for success...as they have since 1880."
"Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853 'to promote the Art and Science of Photography', a mission it continues to this day. Membership is open to everyone interested in photography in the UK and throughout the world, be they amateur or professional, artist or scientist, young or old. Many members also join one or more of the specialist Groups within The Society. Events are also organised by local Regions or Chapters."
There is a U.S. Pacific Chapter.
"The Society for Photographic Education is a nonprofit membership organization that provides a forum for the discussion of photography and related media as a means of creative expression and cultural insight."