Our Mission

United Photo Industries is a New York based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography.
Since its founding in 2011, UPI has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by continuing to showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe. In its first 7 years, UPI has presented the work of more than 2,500 visual artists in gallery exhibitions and public art installations worldwide.
Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships, creative collaborations, and community spirit, UPI approaches its mission of cultivating a wide, diverse audience for powerful photographic narratives with unrelenting zeal, working closely with photo festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations across the globe to create new exhibition opportunities — and we are only getting started!


United Photo Industries receives support from Individual donors, foundations, corporations and government entities.
We would like to acknowledge:
Adobe, Andre and Elizabeth Kertesz Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, Berk Foundation,  Blue Chip Foundation, Brooklyn Brewery, DUMBO Business Improvement District, Instagram, Open Society Foundations, Philip and Edith Leonian Foundation, PhotoWings, Leica Photo, Two Trees Management, United Nations Foundation.
And a big thank you to our 2019 Individual Members
Past and present partners include:
The NYC Department of Transportation, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Dutch and Namibian Missions to the UN, the NY Department of Parks, the DUMBO BID, the Brooklyn Tourism Company, and numerous arts festivals both domestic and international including the DUMBO Arts Festival (US), the Hamburg Triennial (Germany), the Athens Photo Festival (Greece), the Leiden Photo Festival (Holland), the Shanghai International Photography Festival (China), and the Lishui Photo Festival (China). United Photo Industries is also co-producer of the annual T3 Photo Festival in Tokyo, Japan.
NYC Department of Transportation
The DUMBO Improvement District
NYC Parks Department