Press Credential Programs
Sponsored by:
International Freelance Photographers-Journalists Org..
American Image Press
American International News Service
SINCE 1984

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CONTACT US: 1-800-654-9557,

These Programs are Fully Supported by the Editorial Staff at American Image Press and Today's Photographer Magazine. IFPO Member Photographers, Journalists, Photojournalists, Reporters, Broadcasters, Bloggers and other Media Enthusiasts may participate in these programs. Questions? Call Vonda Blackburn 1-800-654-9557 or email

 (1) GOLD PRESS Program

  • Fully Supported Press Program
  • IFPO Membership Required

This "The Gain Access Program" program was inaugurated in 1986. Thousands of IFPO members swear by the this program and would never use anything else. The Gold Press Credentials will get you and your camera where you could never go alone - behind the scenes at sports, entertainment and breaking news events. The backbone of this unique program is Today's Photographer magazine and American Image Press. Member photographers and journalists are on assignment for the magazine. The editorial staff will help you gain access to the events you choose.


  • Fully Supported Press Program
  • IFPO Membership Required

Historically, American International News Service and Universal Credentials were "birthed" from the very Gold Press Program users who had become so experienced in press photography that they were pushing the Gold Press Credentials to the "outer edge of the envelope." IFPO's really experienced members began pushing into global calamities and war zones. From Hurricane Katrina, Haitian Earthquake, Indonesian Tsunami . . . to Iraq War, Afghanistan War, Sudan Civil Strife. IFPO members helped create a Program that got them embedded with military units and aide organizations to mention a few.


  • Fully Supported Press Program
  • IFPO Membership Required

Designed for the toughest Barriers, Gates and Doors. In addition, members report that wearing the hard card badge with lanyard while traveling can yield discounts and preferential treatment with airlines, hotels and restaurants. You are a member of a distinct and impressive group: the U.S. Press Corps. In many situations, this can carry more clout than other credentials. Again, experienced members will come to know which works best in each situation.

  • EVENTS Our Members Cover Using Our Press Credential Programs
  • IFPO, International Freelance Photographers-Journalists Organization


FULLY SUPPORTED means that our editors at American Image Press are available by phone (1-800-654-9557) M-F from 10am- 5pm Eastern time or email ( to answer your questions about how to use your press credentials, approach an assignment or how to answer questions related to an assignment.

For most events, simply show up with your Press Card. For tougher events:

  • Our editors will write a specific letter stating that you are on assignment to cover an event on a specific date at a particular location.
  • Make an online application and provide complete details for a specific assignment for you.
  • Send an email to confirm that you are on assignment to cover an event on a specific date at a particular location.

On weekends and holidays assignments may be verified by calling 1-800-654-9557 or using your Verification site on the internet.








CONTACT: Vonda Blackburn or call me at 1-800-654-9557.
AMERICAN IMAGE PRESS PO Box 42, Hamptonville NC 27020 USA

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