PPA Code of Ethics
Ethics. You know…integrity, honesty and all that good stuff. We here at the PPA strongly believe in the importance of our members representing themselves and our association in an oh-so-professional manner. We know you would follow these principles ANYWAYS, but we thought it would be helpful to put them down in black and white.
PPA Code of Ethics
As a requirement for admission to and retention of membership and participation in this Association, each member and participant shall agree to use the highest levels of professionalism, honesty and integrity in all relationships with colleagues, clients and the general public.
- Strive to present all photographic services in surroundings and in a manner that reflects the highest levels of professionalism.
- Use the highest levels of honesty, professionalism and integrity.
- Not use any marketing or competitive practice which violates any Federal Trade Commission, or other Federal or State regulatory agency rule or regulation, or Federal or State statute or any decision of any Federal or State Court; and
- In all dealing with fellow professional photographers, students and others who aspire to be professional photographers, I shall share the knowledge and skill of professional photography.
- Support efforts for and assist in the education of all interested persons and the general public in the art and science of professional photography.
PPA's Code of Ethics is enforced by the Bylaws, Rules and Ethics (BRE) Committee, which is composed of PPA members. One of the BRE Committee’s responsibilities is to conduct preliminary investigations and due process hearings as necessary for referred matters regarding perceived violations of the Code of Ethics.
Have a Complaint?
Ethics complaints may only be filed against current members of PPA, so to inquire about the photographer's membership status, please contact PPA's Customer Service Center: 800-786-6277 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To file a complaint against a PPA member please refer to the following documents: