Founded in 1956, China Photographers Association (CPA) is a non-governmental organization of professional photographers from all ethnic groups of China as well as a group member of CFLAC. CPA practices group membership and individual membership simultaneously, and currently consists of 59 group members and 25639 individual members. The National Congress of CPA is convened every five years so as to elect into the board council and the Presidium.
The mission of CPA is to unite photographers, photographic workers and amateurs from all ethnic groups of China, foster talents in photography and prosper the Chinese photographic cause. By organizing training, inspiration seeking deep into life, awards and critics, showcase of creation, theoretic exchange, publication, art voluntary service, lawful rights protection and exchange with foreign counterparts, CPA is devoted to the prosperity of Chinese photographic cause as a sweet and cozy home for all Chinese photographers.
The affiliated media and presses of CPA are Chinese Photography Magazine Press, People’s Photography Magazine Press, Chinese Photography News Press and China Photography Publishing House, while some brand events of CPA are Golden Statue Awards for Chinese Photography, National Photographic Art Exhibition, China International Photographic Art Exhibition and China Photographic Art Festival. Thanks to the above events, CPA aims to facilitate technical exchange and academic discussion so as to boost the entire quality of Chinese photographers, as well as to promote the contemporary photographic development in China. CPA also takes an active part in the international exchanges of photography and makes its due contribution to the progress and development of global culture.
The headquarters of CPA is located in a typical Hutong in Beijing, which, along with CPA, not only accommodates the time-honored history and lively folk expressions, but also witnesses the dream and achievement of many photographers both at home and abroad.
Documentary Photography (9)
Artistic Photography (8)
Commercial Photography (3)
Lifetime Achievement Awards (3)
News Photography (2)
Documentary Photography (7)
Artistic Photography (Direct Presentation) (2)
Artistic Photography (Creative Concept) (3)
Commercial Advertisement Photography
Commercial Figure Photography
Photographic Theory Research (2)
Photographic Criticism (2)
Photographic Exhibition Curatorship and Editorship
Photographic Books Curatorship and Editorship (2)
Lifetime Achievement Awards (6)
Documentary Photography (10)
Artistic Photography (9)
Photographic Criticism (5)
Photo Editing (2)
Photographic Books Curatorship and Editorship (3)