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Keeping up with fast-changing events around the world can be a full-time job in itself! Our News Center will help you keep track of news and events affecting photographers and environmental concerns.

In addition, you can find news for specific topics on the following pages:
NANPA Statement on Proposed US Forest Service Policies
posted Oct 21, 2014
 
NANPA responds to a recent US Forest Service proposed directive on filming in the nation's wilderness areas. In part it reads:
"The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) recognizes that balancing access to public lands with the impact on those lands is a delicate task.

NANPA broadly believes that photographers, whether amateur or professional, should not be required to obtain a permit to go anywhere the public may go or do anything that the public is generally allowed to do in any Federal, state or local area. (NANPA Statement of Public Land Access; PL 106-206). This should be the case regardless of the type of photographic equipment that is used so long as the individual is working for personal pleasure or on only a speculative basis to photograph or film without an immediate market outlet for his/her work."
The full text of NANPA's response is available on our website as well as the National Press Photographers Association's (NPPA) response, to which NANPA is a signatory.

 
NANPA Board Minutes Available
posted Apr 22, 2014
 
Meeting minutes from the recent NANPA Board of Directors teleconference have just been posted for review. See the complete list on the Board page (index of PDF files available at the bottom of the page).

 
NANPA Board Minutes Available
posted Apr 14, 2014
 
Meeting minutes from the recent NANPA Board of Directors meeting in St. Louis have just been posted for review. See the complete list on the Board page (index of PDF files available at the bottom of the page).

 
Expressions 2014 now available
posted Feb 6, 2014
 
Expressions 2014 is available now featuring the Top 250 images from this year's NANPA Showcase competition. Viewable online, via download, or on-demand print. See http://www.nanpa.org/expressions.php.

 
Revised Bylaws available
posted Jan 10, 2014
 
THe NANPA Board of Directors recently amended the association's bylaws and the new version is available from our website. Click the headline to view/download the new PDF document.

 
NANPA Board Minutes Available
posted Jan 10, 2014
 
Meeting minutes from the recent NANPA Board of Directors teleconference have just been posted for review. See the complete list on the Board page (index of PDF files available at the bottom of the page).

 
NANPA 2014 Board Elections Open
posted Oct 21,2013
 
Elections are now open for 4 seats on the NANPA Board of Directors in 2014. Click the headline for the list of candidates and voting link.

Voting notifications will be sent via e-mail. Check your mailbox for a link to the voting page. You may also get to the voting page by logging in to the Members' Area and clicking the "Board of Directors Ballot" link.

All votes must be received by December 15, -1 to be counted.


 

The preceding information is provided to you as an information service from NANPA in maintaining its responsibility to keep you informed about issues and events related to nature photography, the environment, and the Association. It is not NANPA's responsibility or intent tell you how to vote, what to think, where to go, or what you should do. And to that end NANPA does not endorse or promote such issues or events. This information is provided for informational purposes only. If NANPA takes a specific stand on any issue, it will be stated. If you would like more information on any issue, contact the NANPA office.

NANPA recommends that members ALWAYS ask what usage rights must be granted for both submitted and winning images before submitting any images to an individual, organization, or website.

 

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