YPA Announces 2016 Mentoring Program Theme: American Landscapes

Teams Will Convene in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Los Angeles Young Photographers Alliance (YPA), a 501(c)3 educational foundation dedicated to developing the talent of young photographers, announces the launch of its annual mentoring initiative. The program pairs talented college students and recent graduates (open…

Where Are They Now: Yolissma Vance

Since my mentorship with Young Photographers Alliance, I have graduated college and have been looking for entry level product photography jobs. In the meantime, I am working at a well known international coffee shop crafting lattes and upside down caramel macchiatos. I’m also considering going back…

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. While at OCAD U, I participated in an International Arts Collaborations course, where…

Where Are They Now: Joel Biddle

Since being a part of the YPA mentoring program, I have moved on to study photography at the Arts University of Bournemouth, and I will be graduating next summer. The YPA mentoring program was perfect for preparing me for university as it allowed me to…

Where Are They Now: Teresa Meier

So, what have I been up to... On May 19, 2016 I was officially granted my MFA (major in photography with a fine art focus) from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. AAU has also selected my portfolio to feature at their annual…

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. I looked into…

Where Are They Now: Leah Schonauer

In the summer of 2014, I was selected to be a part of the Pittsburgh group of the Young Photographers Alliance Mentoring Program. This was my first opportunity to work with professional photographers and receive gradual feedback of a project from start to finish in…

Where Are They Now: Alessandro Falco

YPA 2013 was my first international experience with photography and I'm grateful to Justin Sutcliffe for the passion and support he transmitted to me during those valuable weeks in London. While there, I had the opportunity of showing my portfolio to a photo agency and I…