UnFrame has recently partnered with UAPF, the Ukranian Association of Professional Photographers. This is an important step towards the interchange of visions and the inclusion of new talented documentary photographers in UnFrame and vice versa.
To have an idea of the commitment shown by an Ukrainian photographer, please take a look to the recently published work in UnFrame by Mstyslav Chernov (founding member of UAPF).
UAPF is created to represent interests of Ukrainian Professional photographers in the international photographic community. The Association defends the rights of professional photographers directly and as union with international organizations, which UAPF currently represents in Ukraine.
UAPF is member of Federation of European Photographers (FEP) – international organization recognized in 24 countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom. As central reference authority for Photography in the EU, FEP represents over 50.000 professional photographers in Europe.
Members of UAPF have exclusive right to receive EP, QEP and MQEP qualifications to certify their professional level internationally. These European qualifications will complement national qualifications if members obtained such (more details about professional qualifications here)
UAPF takes part in exchanging of keynote speakers, photography workshops in fellow countries, participation in international competitions, exhibitions and conferences held by our partners.
The goals of UAPF are:
– To establish Ukrainain Professional Photographic Community
– To develop cultural exchange and educational activities
– To set new partnerships with international organizations, art galleries and grants