Where Are They Now: Marke Liimatainen

Hi YPA family! I was part of the YPA summer mentoring program in 2014 and lots has happened since our TEAM LA was selected as the second best team and I was selected as the best mentee. Our team was amazing; we worked nicely together and…

Where Are They Now: Mackenzie LaRoe

Since 2013, a lot has happened both professionally and personally, which has ultimately shaped the way I shoot today. At the "Escape" YPA gallery showing, a crew from Glasshouse Images out of New York City gave a lecture on stock photography. I clung to what…

Where Are They Now: Caitie McCabe

After spending two years in New Orleans working with Americorps, I knew I wanted to start my own commercial photography business. However, with few connections in the field, I struggled to figure out where I should begin. The Young Photographers Alliance played a key role…

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…