Introduction to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB)

What is the PAGB ?

The Yorkshire Photographic Union is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB). This is the national organisation for photographic clubs in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. The YPU is one of 15 affiliated Federations based on geographical regions.

What does the PAGB do ?

The PAGB organises national competitive photographic events for its Federations and clubs. It publishes a Handbook every two years, a copy of which goes to each affiliated club. It also offers other services such as Recorded Lectures and runs its own photographic Distinctions (known as Awards for Photographic Merit) available to qualifying club members. Information on the PAGB – and other distinctions can be found on the “Introduction to APM” page.

PAGB Membership

Individual membership to the PAGB is not possible. Access to the facilities described above is via membership of a club that is affiliated to the PAGB through its Federation.

To find out more the link to the PAGB website is here:

E-News, the PAGB Newsletter

E-News is a great way of keeping in touch with what is going on in club photography nationally. To get your own copy emailed fortnightly to your in box complete the details via the ‘Sign Up’ button in the top right of this page:

The PAGB Executive and YPU Representation

The PAGB is run by an Executive committee whose members are nominated and elected from members of each Federation at the Annual General Meeting each April. This executive meets three times per year to discuss and arrange the events and matters related to the PAGB. The current YPU representative is Alan Stopher CPAGB. Alan can be contacted on