President’s Message 2020

Our world is rapidly changing, and the Professional Photographers of Louisiana must change as well. The landscape of the business of photography is far different than even ten years ago. But one thing has not changed. That what we do in the world of photography is important. The images we capture become a record of the world around us, and tells a story of the people who were here. There is a responsibility to not only tell, but to preserve these stories of the people and places we photograph. Professional photographers have been doing this for over 150 years, and the need for photography has only increased through the years.

Since the beginning, our organization has provided quality education for the professional photographer and for those who strive to become a professional. We have encouraged artistic development through image critiques and competitions. Our gatherings, educational events and conferences have provided opportunities for fellowship, the formation of lasting friendships, and occasionally, even some healthy competition among members.

In this, our 71st year, I invite you to explore what PPLA has to offer. No matter your skill level or degree of business ambition, you will be welcomed. Come have some fun, learn something new, and meet some new friends. It really is just that simple. Hang around awhile, become part of our family.

Joel Treadwell