Who we are

NY-Photographers is the name we’ve chosen to make it easier for prospective new members — and clients — to find, contact, and remember us.

Officially, we’re the Professional Photographers of Greater New York (PPGNY). We’re all very proud of our membership in the group. NY-Photographers.org is designed to let you know how you can benefit by joining us.


Our goals are simple: To create, foster, promote, and maintain cordial relations and encourage the exchange of knowledge among members.


As an organization, we’ve been around for more than 50 years. Originally, we were called the Long Island Professional Photographers Association.

We changed our name to Professional Photographers of Greater New York in 1985. That’s when we became one of the 10 sections of the Professional Photographers Society of NY State.

Both PPGNY and PPSNYS are affiliates of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

As affiliates, we can conduct meetings, hold print competitions, and issue professional merits. We also adhere to the professional standards and business ethics set forth by the PPA. However, both PPGNY and PPSNYS are independently registered not-for-profit businesses.