Welcome to The Urban Photographers Association, the website designed to share work of contemporary international photographers focusing on cities and the urban realm. The photographers and artists shown on the members’ gallery represent a diverse range of practices including landscape, architectural, portraiture, fine art, documentary, street-based and object photography; all informed by an active engagement with urban theory and associated research methods.
The projects reflect the experiences of personal, often immersive involvement in the urban spaces the image-makers have chosen to work within, and they also raise questions about how photography might speak to debates within urban ethnography and visual arts practice in ways that are culturally, sociologically, historically and aesthetically meaningful for an increasingly wide audience interested in the visual representation, evocation and poetics of everyday city life.
The association has a number of forthcoming events including exhibitions, seminars and workshops, and members are actively involved in publishing and expanding the field of urban photography and visual urbanism through projects, partnerships and collaborations with both local and international institutions.
The site is supported by Urban Photo Fest, an international photographic festival exploring urban visual practices.