Inclusion in the PhotoPolitic photographer and crew network is by invitation or by a recommendation from a current member.
If you haven't been invited and you think you have what it takes to join the ranks of some of the greatest photographers, directors and creative professionals in the world, send us a message (using the form below) with a link to your work along with some information on who you are and why you'd like to join PhotoPolitic. We turn down most unsolicited applications — this isn't necessarily a reflection of the quality of your work but it's more about us being realistic on who we think we'll be able to successfully work with.
Worried About Your Marketing ROI?
As well you should be. With what seems to be a race to the bottom in terms of client advertising budgets, an ongoing pandemic, and many different entities trying to sell you a service (yes that includes us) — needless to say, there are many reasons to be cautious with your marketing budget.
Now for the good news: PhotoPolitic is where you go to get results WITHOUT BLOWING YOUR MARKETING BUDGET. Our prices are a fraction of what you might pay elsewhere and our reach is global.
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For Photographers & Directors
$1,500 (billed annually)
- What's Included When You Join PhotoPolitic? -
Still in person but not so much in the agency. We meet with creatives every week — sometimes at an agency, other times at a coffee shop. Regardless of where, creatives are eager to meet and talk about great work.
Discounts on À La Carte Services
Our à la carte services are available to members and non-members alike but PhotoPolitic members can get between 10% and 30% off of our already low hourly rates on nearly all of our services.
Member Only Discussion Group
Our private member discussion group is a space to both converse and learn from your colleagues. It's a place to share ideas, exchange opinions, and even possibly begin collaborations to create exceptional work.
Targeted Email Marketing
With our own high quality homegrown list of industry contacts, we send a variety of campaigns focused on you individually, your categories, and PhotoPolitic as a whole. Needless to say, your work will get seen.
Discounts on Industry Services
We've partnered with both industry leading vendors and suppliers and are offering an ever growing list of discounts on hardware, software, industry events, and even practical items like car and hotel rentals.
What Our Members Are Saying About PhotoPolitic
"Chris is a passionate and committed advocate for photographers. In all of my interactions with Chris, he is thorough and works tirelessly in his endeavors. Not only does he have a wealth of experience, but he is creative, stays well-informed, keeping abreast of pertinent trends and developments. He is also friendly, considerate, and an absolute pleasure to work with. I happily give Chris my highest recommendation."
"Chris has created a truly unique platform in what is otherwise a crowded and increasingly diluted space for high end commercial and editorial photographers.
Not only nice but his wealth of industry knowledge and his advice are invaluable.
As for PhotoPolitic, I love the way my work is showcased and the unmatched user interface makes it both beautiful and functional. I love the Member Stories and the new Crew & Services section is extremely useful.
"Chris’ reputation in the photography industry preceded him, and the meetings I’ve had with him have confirmed this pro active attitude toward helping photographers get exposure.
I see Chris as a kindred spirit, equally as passionate about photography as I am. In his case he has focused his experience and energy on his unique platform, PhotoPolitic, and I know he works really hard to keep pushing out engaging stories and carefully selected photographers (many including my clients) in front of people that matter via that platform."
"Chris has developed something quite unique with PhotoPolitic. Photography can be a solitary profession, done in isolation. Chris has cleverly recognised this and filled the gap by providing much more than a killer cutting edge visibility platform for photographers. In PhotoPolitic he provides a real community where serious pro photographers can share, interact and grow. As an ex-photographer, Chris “gets it” and is a trailblazer for where our industry can go."
"Chris has been incredibly kind, generous and helpful in the process of becoming a member of PhotoPolitic. Chris is passionate about his platform and in helping photographers succeed on an international level in a post pandemic environment."
"Chris is a wonderful advocate for photographers. He is proactive and persistent, and does an amazing job at pulling together creative talents from around the world. He is a community builder, and he is a great cheerleader for our businesses. He is also so great at putting people at ease, and finding the gold in our work. Visionary, and clever, he’s a great person to deal with for elevating your professional profile."
"Chris is a pleasure to work with. The products he offers are intelligent, easy to navigate and well-designed for both creatives and buyers. I can call Chris at anytime to discuss current business trends, general industry events, or to ask for technical help with one of my portals. His knowledge is helpful and appreciated."
"PhotoPolitic has been instrumental in my development. Their guidance while I was developing my own portfolio was wise, educated and comes with many years of experience. Chris' knowledge of the industry is unmatched, he has helped me navigate the industry while I try to take my business to the next level. I highly recommend PhotoPolitic. A simple conversation which I have regularly with Chris proves valuable and worthwhile."
"When I think of PhotoPolitic I think of the incredible communities they build. PhotoPolitic is a connector of people, bringing talents of all kinds together and helping others along the way. Their spirit has aways been about lending a hand to propel others. It's been great working with them and always appreciate their support and endless contributions to lifting up creatives and helping them succeed."
"Chris has a great eye for talent. Scouting the world of photographers, he’s a matchmaker for reps and emerging talent. A real resource!"
"It has been fantastic to work with Chris. He has his finger on the pulse of what is going on in our industry and he is great at finding unique ways to market our photographers. He knows his audience and understands the type of content that gets their attention. We have enjoyed our relationship with him and can't wait to see what he comes up with next."
"For years Chris has been a force in the photography world. He continues to explore every avenue to help women advance in the industry and find their voice. The PhotoPolitic platform features some of the best in our field, and I look forward to being a part of its continued success."
"Marketing platforms come and go. They all have both strong and weak points and they all make promises that rarely seem to come to fruition. That being said, PhotoPolitic is not only meeting my expectations but far exceeding them. One thing in particular that I'm loving is the focus on community building amongst top tier photographers. If you're invited to join, don’t hesitate to get involved."
"The game has changed and creatives are now looking at photography and photographers differently. PhotoPolitic is quick, easy and beautifully produced. Today I only have time and money to invest in platforms that work for me."
"This is a business where if you're out of sight you are also out of mind. The challenge is about being seen at the right time. Developed from the perspective of one who commissions photography, PhotoPolitic provides a fresh and relevant platform for top working photographers worldwide to maintain a marketing edge."
"I have been a member of PhotoPolitic for the last year. This has given me an opportunity to work with Chris, see his vision come to fruition, continue to develop and grow. He has proven to be a tireless champion of great photography and photographers. Chris has high standards not only for the community he serves but for the service he provides. With years of industry experience, he has shaped his consulting and marketing to make effective use of his knowledge. Chris is the perfect consultant, a great combination of knowledge, experience and a personable nature. I feel fortunate to have Chris on my side and look forward to our future collaborations."
"There are a ton of portals to advertise on these days and choosing the right ones can be daunting. What I look for is a super clean and easy to use interface, a roster of top notch names, a smart search engine and of course competitive pricing. PhotoPolitic has all of this along with great customer service! I'm excited about where they are going and think they will become the go-to place for finding great talent."
"We love PhotoPolitic. As an artist, it's simplicity saves us time and allows us to show only our best work. The viewer experience is fast and powerful. We're proud to be represented here."
Great team at PhotoPolitic — they have put together a great way of exposing our work to a global but relevant audience. They form an integral part of our marketing strategy.