The National Press Photographers Association mentorship program provides useful, relatable and practical help to its members.
NPPA Executive Director Akili Ramsess works with University of Florida student Nathalie Dortonne.Photo by Kimberly P. Mitchell | Detroit Free Press
A mentorship form has been created to match mentors to mentees based on geography and need. For instance, if a student is based in Chicago and they’re interested in sports photography, our goal is to match them to someone with a similar interest or specialty and ideally someone who’s close enough to enable meet ups and in-person conversations. The program is volunteer-based and the goal is to strengthen the bonds between local photojournalists.
Our mentor program chair Martin Smith-Rodden runs the program and assigns the mentor-mentee connections. You can read more about Smith-Rodden's experience with and passion for mentoring here.
Offering education and mentorship to our membership is the main goal of this program but it can only work with member support. Please click the link below and participate! With your support, we can create a new resource for our beginning members from the wealth of knowledge and experience of our veterans.