About Us

"Venice reflection" by Ginger Werz-Petricka of NVPS

Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions

Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, classified as educational organization for arts, culture and humanities. We file as Northern Virginia Photography Expo, Inc.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote and advance the appreciation of photography in the Mid-Atlantic Region and elsewhere; to encourage the participation in photography by individuals with all levels of experience and all areas of photographic interest; and to increase the appreciation of photographic art within our community.

Wildlife photography

Our History

In 2002 six camera clubs in Northern Virginia saw the opportunity to promote the talents of their members, their individual clubs, and photography in general. When they started planning the first Expo, they found immediate support in the local photographic community, support which has grown each year.

In 2003, the Northern Virginia Photographic Society (NVPS), one of the participating camera clubs, was awarded 1st place in the Camera Club Category of the Nature’s Best annual international photography contest. The winning NVPS images were displayed in the fall 2003 edition of Nature’s Best Magazine.

In 2006, the Expo added a keynote presentation to the line-up when Bobby Harrison spoke about his efforts to find and photograph the illusive Ivory-billed woodpecker.

In 2008, Frans Lanting provided the keynote address on his latest book project “Life: a Journey through Time”.

Since 2011 our “star” photographer/educators have also given a full-day seminar on the Friday of Expo weekend.

In 2020, Nature Visions Photography Expo changed its name to Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions. Due to the pandemic, our event was virtual in 2020 and will be again in 2021. Thanks for sticking with us through these tough times!

Our Past Presidents

Over the years, we have had many fine presidents lead us. They include:

  • Corey Hilz 2003 – 2008
  • Joseph Rossbach 2009
  • Sara Howell 2010
  • Greg Daily 2011 – 2012
  • Bill Corbett 2013 – 2014
  • Tom Shevock 2015 – 2016
  • Roger Lancaster 2017 – 2018
  • Punit Sinha 2019 – 2021
  • Brenda Gollaher – Current

Photo credits for this page:
“Venice reflection” by Ginger Werz-Petricka (NVPS)
“Looking at You” by Gosia Klosek (NIHCC)
“Fast Serve” by Jim Turner (NIHCC)