The first representative body specifically for professional football photographers in the UK has been launched – and the SJA is delighted to welcome The Football Photographers’ Association as our newest member of the ‘family’.
The FPA is an inclusive, non-profit representative body comprising the best professional football photographers in the UK. It represents the interests of professional football photographers in all areas of the industry, from freelance photographers to those representing print media and international photo agencies, and is committed to encouraging the next generation of football photographers through guidance, mentoring partnerships and improving pathways into the industry.
The FPA is available as a resource for all sectors of the football industry, principally working alongside football clubs and governing bodies to help them accommodate the needs of the professional photographic media, who in turn deliver the considerable visual impact and reach associated with exceptional football photography.
Exciting news! Today we launch the Football Photographers’ Association, the first representative body specifically for professional football photographers in the UK. Please read about us at- https://t.co/TkSiXNmkAb pic.twitter.com/GIagfXoaMz
— Football Photographers’ Association (@FPA_2020) October 30, 2020
The FPA’s awareness and understanding of all aspects of football photography are gained from our representatives’ collective experience of photographing the sport in over one hundred countries, covering thousands of Premier League matches since its inception in 1992, and over 40 FIFA World Cups.
Co-chairman Ben Radford said: “Professional football photographers in the UK have a deserved and hard-earned international reputation for being some of the best in the world, so it is entirely appropriate that every week they are photographing the best league in the world. We are looking forward to working with the football community and enhancing the already excellent relationships we enjoy with clubs, leagues, and associations in this country.”
The FPA committee comprises Matt Ashton (AMA Sports Photo Agency), David Davies (PA Photos), Javier Garcia (BPI), Catherine Ivill (Getty Images), Alex Livesey (Danehouse Photography), Bradley Ormesher (The Times) Ben Radford (Visionhaus), Charlotte Wilson (Welloffside)
Twitter: @FPA_2020LinkedIn: Football Photographers Association
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