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