Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) is proud to announce the signing of Vanguard, a leader in the design and manufacturing of photo accessories, to a two year sponsorship deal. With this sponsorship, Vanguard will join YPA in their mission to mentor students studying photography around the world.
Young Photographers Alliance is a 501(c)3 educational foundation dedicated to finding mentors for students studying photography in the US and around the world. By pairing student photographers with seasoned professionals, YPA allows the next generation of great photographers to learn real-life photography lessons. Additionally, YPA offers seminars by top industry photographers and holds gallery events to provide a stage where student photography can gain exposure and shine.
Vanguard has earned a solid reputation for having a keen understanding of what the market demands. Coupled with YPA’s goal to providing ample opportunities for emerging photographers, it is evident why Vanguard is a natural fit. Vanguard will provide additional support to YPA through donation of award winning tripods and camera bags at events and for use by YPA student photographers.
“We believe that the future of great photography rests in the hands of students” said Doug Feldner, Director of Sales and Marketing for Vanguard USA, “and fully support YPA in their efforts to prepare young photographers to continue the legacy of our industry’s top shooters.” Bob Hendriks, YPA President adds, “YPA could not be more thrilled with this new partnership. We graciously accept and look forward to collaborating with Vanguard in the future.”