Friends of The NYPPA

The NYPPA thanks Con Edison for their generous grant and support of the Annual Exhibit.

Our grateful thanks to 20 Pine The Collection and their staff for providing the location for the Annual Exhibit.

Our sincere thanks to Brown-Forman for providing the Liquor for the Annual Party and Exhibit Opening.



Holiday Party December 18 at Burger Guru in Brooklyn

Holiday Party December 18 at Burger Guru in Brooklyn — free for all members — “bring a toy for a child’s joy!”

All members of the NYPPA are invited to this year’s holiday party at the Burger Guru, 98 Berry St, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The party is Thursday, Dec. 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Remember to bring “a toy for a child’s joy.” We prefer a wrapped gift with a tag indicating the age and sex of the child, but an unwrapped gift is better than no gift!

There will be free sliders, chicken, salads and an assortment of other food and two free drinks for all our members. Prospective members may sign up that night for membership consideration and free entry to the party.

We also invite members to bring pictures on a disc, thumb drive or anything we might be able to access on a Mac Book Pro to be shown on 50-inch screens. You may also bring short videos to show off to your colleagues. It doesn’t have to be work related. Just for fun.

Come join your fellow photographers for a great night! For more information, see


NYPPA 2014 Annual Exhibit at Brooklyn Borough Hall

The New York Press Photographers Association is proud to announce the 2014 Annual Exhibit.

The event will be held at Brooklyn Borough Hall and will be open to the public.

When: September 15th, 2014
9am to 4pm

The Awards Presentation and Reception will be later that day at 6pm and is by invitation only.

Download the poster.



2014 Contest Judging: Saturday March 1st

NYPPA photo contest judging info
Saturday  March 1,2014
held at CUNY School Graduate School of Journalism
219 West  40th Street
New York , New York 10018

Judging starts at 9:00 a.m.


This years Judges are:


Win McNamee

Chief Photographer/News at Getty Images

Win McNamee of Getty Images won Political Photo of the Year for an image of President Barack Obama speaking at a White House briefing room about the Trayvon Martin case. McNamee also won first place in the Presidential category

Win was a senior staff photographer for Reuters News Service. From the beginning of his career, at The Columbia State Newspaper in South Carolina, Win was gathering notice and awards for his work. He won the newspaper's coveted Portfolio Award during his first year after graduating from The University of South Carolina with a degree in photography. 

April Saul is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. She specializes in documentary photojournalism.

Saul has photographed and written for The Philadelphia Inquirer since 1981. In 1997, Saul, along with Inquirer reporter Michael Vitez and photographer Ron Cortes, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism for a series of articles on end-of-life care, telling the stories of terminally-ill patients who wished to die with dignity.

She grew up in East Brunswick,New Jersey. She got her BA in English from Tufts University and her MA in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota 

Saul became a photographer at The Baltimore Sun in 1980, and the following year, joined the staff of the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was the first recipient of the Nikon/ NPPA Documentary Sabbatical Grant for her work on Hmong refugees in 1985.

Over the last twenty-five years, she has won numerous honors, including the Robert F. Kennedy JournalismAward, the World Press Photo Budapest Award for Humanistic Photography and on various occasions, been named Photographer of the Year by the Northern Short Course, the Pennsylvania Press Photographers Association and the New Jersey Press Photographers Association.

In January 2006, Saul "vowed to document in words and photos the death of every child by gun in the eight-county Philadelphia region in 2006." The resulting column in the Philadelphia Inquirer was called "Kids, Guns and a Deadly Toll."


Barry Chin, a staff photographer at the Boston Globe since 1987, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a staff photographer for the Boston. During Chin's career at the Boston Globe he received the National Headliners Award for Spot News in 1989 for coverage of Hurricane Hugo. In 1996, he was first place winner of the International Olympic Committee's Best of Sport Photographic Contest, Golden Lens Award, and recipient of The National Headliners Award for Sports Action. He also won second place for Sports Picture Story in The World Press Photo Contest. Barry has covered the 1992, 2002 and 2004 Olympic games. He won Best of Show & 1st place Feature in the 2003 National Baseball Hall of Fame Photo Contest and 1st place Action in 2004. He has received numerous awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Boston Press Photographers Association, and the Associated Press. He received a 1st place sports portfolio award in 2004 from the NPPA's Best of Photojournalism Photo Contest and 2nd place sports portfolio award in the annual Pictures of The Year contest that same year.  


Marc Hermann featured in BBC's 'First Person' series

First Person is a series of video features published every Monday on the BBC News website which tell the stories of unique individuals from all walks of life in their own words. Marc Hermann of the New York Daily News was featured in October 2013.

Here's the link:


Bill Eppridge, Photographer Who Captured Robert F. Kennedy's Death, Dies at 75

Photo by Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerAward-winning photojournalist, Bill Eppridge, known for his historic image of the Senator Robert F. Kennedy dying on the floor of a Los Angeles hotel in 1968, passed away on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 in Danbury, Conn.

According to the National Press Photographers Association, Eppridge had been suffering from a blood infection brought on by a fall that injured his hand.

He was 75 years old.

NPR's The Picture Show pays tribute to the man and his legacy.