Maine Professional Photographers Association
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A History of the MPPA

The Maine Professional Photographers Association was founded in 1948 with the purpose to advance photography in all its branches, both as an art and as a profession. The Association promotes and fosters a forum to maintain cordial relations and cooperation through education for its members.

We strive to continue the legacy that our founding fathers created while paving the way to the future of the photography industry.









James E. Clark was one of MPPA's founding fathers in 1948 and served as President of the association in 1958. He was an active member for 55 years and taught many classes on photography and the business of photography. He firmly believed in continuing education to remain competitive and competent. A scholarship was established in his honor which sent countless MPPA members to NEIPP (New England Institute of Professional Photography) for many years.










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