2021 BPPA Pictures of the Year Contest now open

The 2021 BPPA Pictures of the Year Contest is now open. The deadline is 11:59pm on Jan. 25, 2022. Entry this year is handled through an online form, but unlike in previous years, the images will be uploaded directly through the form. There is no FTP uploading this year. The Team category has also been eliminated. Enter the contest here.

BPPA election results

The biannual BPPA election for the officers and board has completed and incumbents were re-elected to all positions. Thank you to all who voted and congratulations to the officers!

Outdoor exhibitions in May and June in Copley Square and Nubian Square

We are thrilled to announce that the award winning images from our annual Pictures of the Year Contest will be on display in an outdoor exhibit in Copley Square for two weeks from May 24th to June 7th and in Nubian Square from June 7th to June 21st.

Our members’ award-winning work will be displayed on ten photo cubes along the Boylston Street sidewalk (that runs beside the park in Copley Square) and then again in Judge Gourdin Square, the park next to the B2 Police Department outside of Nubian Square.

We are so excited to see this exhibit become a reality and to be able to share this incredible photojournalism with the public. We hope you’ll be able to visit and check out our first ever outdoor show!

The BPPA’s Pictures of the Year Exhibition is produced in collaboration with Photoville and GBH.

Photoville’s Photo Structures are a customizable, modular, and transportable system to exhibit photography indoors and outdoors. For more information visit photoville.com.

From Boston to the Berkshires, GBH, the leading multi-platform creator for public media in America, is dedicated to connecting the Commonwealth through news, programming, learning tools and events. Find more information at wgbh.org.

Best in Show – Benjamin Braun / Rochester Institute of Technology

2020 College Contest winners announced

The 2020 BPPA College Contest winners have been announced.

Best in Show was awarded to Benjamin Braun of Rochester Institute of Technology.

2020 BPPA Photographer of the Year: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe

The 2020 BPPA PoY contest winners have been announced. The 2020 Photographer of the Year is Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe, and Best in Show was awarded to Brian Snyder of Reuters.

Robert “Bob” Howard of Plainville, MA formerly of Mansfield, entered into rest on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at the age of 86.

The BPPA is very sorry to report that Bob Howard, past president and chair, as well as photographer for the Boston Herald / Record American, has passed away.  The BPPA we know today, and whatever it becomes in the future, is because of Bob.  Our hearts go out to Bob, his wife Barbara and his entire family.
-Brian Snyder, President, BPPA

COVID-19 Relief Print Sale

The BPPA and the Boston Women’s Photo League is hosting a print sale to benefit photographers during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve been affected, please sign up with a print for sale. If you’d like to help support photographers, browse the prints and buy something for your walls!

Financial resources and safety for photographers during COVID-19

We’ve compiled a list of financial resources and safety tips for photographers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The situation remains fluid and info will be updated as it becomes available. We are also sending out info via our email list and social media channels.

Upcoming Events

  1. 2021 BPPA Pictures of the Year Contest

    27 December 2021 @ 8:00 am - 25 January 2022 @ 11:30 pm

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