About SANPSANP is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to photography of the natural environment. Our motto is "Sharing the Awareness of Nature through Photography." Founded in 1991, SANP is based in East Tennessee's Knoxville/Oak Ridge area, which is rich in natural beauty. Photo opportunities include the Great Smoky Mountains, Cumberland, and Blue Ridge Mountains, pastoral valleys, and numerous lakes rivers and streams.
We have regular meetings on the last Tuesday of each month except December, when we take a break for the holidays. Our meetings feature presentations by highly skilled nature photographers from our region, some of whom are members of our club, as well as nationally known artists from across the country. Club members have the opportunity to participate in field events throughout the year. Occasional seminars are also offered. Our annual photo salon competition is for digital images and prints.
SANP presents awards to its members in recognition of exemplary volunteer service to the club. The awards are:
Go to the SANP Service Awards page to learn more about these awards and the members who have received them.
The SANP Board of Directors consists of nine members elected by the club members. Each year, three new members are elected for a service period of three years. The Board appoints the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Officers and the Board meet monthly to conduct the business of the club.