KPPA was incorporated in 1950 as a non-profit organization. To advance photography in all its branches and to promote good fellowship and educational advancement among the photographs of the State of Kansas and the surrounding territory and as a profession, to oppose violations and infringements of the rights of professional photographers. KPPA has over 350 members from across the state. It is affiliated with the Professional Photographers of America, inc., which is the world's oldest and largest association of professional photographers.
KPPA is a association of photographers and those associated with the photography industry. Support photography as a profession and an art is one of the primary goals of this organization. Thus we provide mentors, training, seminars, and guidance to help members improve their skills. Technical skill, creative artistry, and business management are the essentials of a successful photographer. Association with others in the photography yields growth and experience you cannot gain on your own. Members gain skill from various seminars and state events offered every year. Membership allows attendance at those events at a discount. Some of those events are even free to members only. Techinical training from some of the industries best photographers is only part of what we offer. Members can actively participate in print competitions and critiques both at the state and international levels. Members receive accolades for support of the organization and national participation through our Fellowship program.