About & Join Us

The Illinois Press Photographers Association:

Recognizing excellence in photojournalism for more than half a century.

Your dues are put to good use and fund the following programs:

Annual conference
IBOP and ISBOP contests
Annual Gallery Show
Photo Nights
Digital Clip Contest

The IPPA is growing! Some of our new initiatives include:

“Find a Photographer” directory on ippaonline.org
Creation of IPPA credentials recognized by city, county and state police
Improved e-mail newsletters to keep you informed on IPPA events
Multiple gallery shows (city and suburbs), featuring the IBOP winners
More Photo Nights with practical workshops
Student outreach and mentoring

There are 3 levels of IPPA membership

Click on a membership level below to be redirected to Paypal ($2.50 service fee included)
or download the IPPA Membership form

Full Membership – $67.50
(1-year membership, access to IPPA events, admission to Midwest Photo Summit and IBOP entry)

Basic Membership – $27.50
(1-year membership and access to IPPA events)

Student/Retired Membership – $27.50
(1-year membership, access to IPPA events, admission to Midwest Photo Summit and ISBOP entry)*

*Students wishing to enter IBOP must pay full membership rate.


Contact us via eMail

Join our IPPA LinkedIn Group

Follow us on Twitter

Join our Facebook Group

Subscribe to the IPPA the Email Listserv

Donate to the IPPA Chuck Cass Scholarship Fund


The IPPA Leadership Board

President: Rob Hart
Vice President: Stephen Haas
Secretary/Treasurer: Jason Brown
Chair of IBOP and Web Content- Allison Williams
Chair of the Midwest Photo Summit and Student IBOP – Sandy Bressner
Chair of Multimedia – Ray Whitehouse