Stock Artists Alliance

SAA is the only photography trade association focused on the business of stock. We educate and advocate to support stock photographers.


SAA and Photo Metadata
SAA initiatives to promote metadata use and best practices by stock photographers and throughout the licensing industry began in 2006, and have significantly expanded with the Photo Metadata Project Partnership.
Learn more about SAA's efforts.


More about SAA

SAA supports its membership with exclusive benefits to support their stock businesses.
We help members stay up to date so they can make informed choices as they adapt to changes and challenges in today’s marketplace. Exclusive member resources include SAA’s [Key]Words quarterly ezine, eNews updates, member briefings on stock contracts and practices, a private SAA Forum, our unique Ombudsman program with stock distributors, investigative projects, legal support, discounts and more. more

SAA speaks up for the interests of stock artists as a clear and powerful voice in the licensing industry.
We stand up for artists on contract issues, business practices, licensing standards and copyright infringements. SAA representatives are frequent and respected participants in industry forums, coalitions and leadership events. SAA publishes highly regarded reports on key topics affecting our industry and our future. We serve as a clearing house for information and insight about the business of stock for fellow trade associations, industry consultants, educators and related professionals.

Join SAA Today. We welcome as members both established and emerging professional photographers, along with students and affiliated pros. Apply for Membership