This is good news – and a first for the UK! – and here’s their detail in full.
Formation of the Football Photographers’ Association
The Football Photographers’ Association — the FPA — is an inclusive, non-profit representative body comprising the best professional football photographers in the UK.
It represents the interests of professional football photographers in all areas of the industry, from freelance photographers to those representing print media and international photo agencies, and is committed to encouraging the next generation of football photographers through guidance, mentoring partnerships and improving pathways into the industry.
The FPA is available as a resource for all sectors of the football industry, principally working alongside football clubs and governing bodies to help them accommodate the needs of the professional photographic media, who in turn deliver the considerable visual impact and reach associated with exceptional football photography. The FPA’s awareness and understanding of all aspects of football photography are gained from our representatives’ collective experience of photographing the sport in over one hundred countries, covering thousands of Premier League matches since its inception in 1992, and over 40 FIFA World Cups.
“Professional football photographers in the UK have a deserved and hard-earned international reputation for being some of the best in the world, so it is entirely appropriate that every week they are photographing the best league in the world. We are looking forward to working with the football community and enhancing the already excellent relationships we enjoy with clubs, leagues, and associations in this country.”
Ben Radford – Co-chairman.