Interview with Jerry Tavin

John Lund asks YPA's Co-founder how the organization can offer a helping hand to emerging photographers. You have a long history in the photography business. Can you share with us some highlights of your photography career? I founded a company called nonstock with Janou Pakter, who was also my co-partner…

Where Are They Now: Danya Ensing

Since completing my mentorship program with Young Photographer's Alliance, I received my BFA in Photography from OCAD University in Toronto, where I learned to fine tune my color darkroom processing and printing skills. [caption id="attachment_850" align="alignnone" width="640"] Kids on Bikes. Image © Danya Ensing.[/caption] While at OCAD U, I participated…

Where Are They Now: Victoria Meades

Since finishing the YPA Mentoring Program in 2014, I moved back home after completing my university degree. My passion for photography was still strong but I wanted to gain some more photographic experience before having the confidence to hopefully set up my freelance practice. [caption id="attachment_829" align="alignnone" width="640"] This collection was…

Mentoring Program 2016

We'll soon be taking applications for our 2016 Mentoring Program. In 2014, YPA organized mentoring for 12 teams in the US, Canada and England. In all, 46 college photography students received coaching from 27 professionals, photographers and photo editors, over the course of the summer. The 2014 theme: Boundaries “There…

ASMP New York Student Portfolio Reviews

ASMP NY is happy to produce an event just for students, The 2016 Student Portfolio Review! This free review is open to all present students, as well as recent graduates (less than a year out of school). The event will be held in Brooklyn, NY, but we welcome students attending…

YPA and Harlem’s DMTP To Train “A Thousand Young Photographers”

Non-Profits Announce a New Joint Media Initiative to Make Media History Harlem’s own Digital Media Training Program (DMTP)—fresh off the White House Student Film Festival awards ceremony—now collaborates with the inspiring, educating and empowering Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) to create media projects using photography to inspire and to train young adults.…

Where Are They Now: Chase Guttman

Since my mentorship with the Young Photographers Alliance concluded, I have been fortunate enough to be presented with a slew of incredible opportunities and accolades. Last December, I won Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2013—an international competition judged by museum curators and magazine editors. This is the second time…
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