Maui Photographer Aubrey Hord Earns Craftsman Degree

Aubrey Hord Maui PhotographerMaui Photographer Aubrey Hord Earns Craftsman Degree

(PUKALANI, HAWAII) Photographer Earns Craftsman Degree
Aubrey Hord of Aubrey Hord Photography recognized for helping to advance the photography industry

PUKALANI, HAWAII, January 30, 2018—Aubrey Hord, CPP of Aubrey Hord Photography in Pukalani, Hawaii has earned the Photographic Craftsman Degree from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The degree was presented to Hord by PPA president Rob Behm, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, at the association’s annual convention, Imaging USA, held January 14-16, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.
This degree is not merely a piece of paper. It means that Hord has met the standards of excellence set by PPA. She has been awarded the Photographic Craftsman Degree in recognition of her service to the photographic profession as an orator, author and mentor. This degree recognizes that she has gone beyond the creation of images and dedicated her time to move the industry forward and encourage education.

Hord’s degree—and all the expertise it requires—illustrates her accomplishments and talent as one of a select few.
In addition to this degree, Hord also received her Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) certification in 2015 from the PPA. With the addition of her Photographic Craftsman (Cr.Photog.) degree, Hord will also become a member of the elite American Society of Photographers (ASP). She is currently a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and The Societies of Photographers. Her studio is a Business Member of 1% For the Planet and partner of The Pacific Cancer Foundation.

Hord has been a Teaching Artist at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center since 2011 and will be teaching at the University of Hawaii, Maui College EdVenture Program starting in February 2018.
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international nonprofit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA’s roots date back to 1869. The nonprofit assists 30,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at

Contact: Aubrey Hord (808) 264-5226
Additional Contact: If you have additional questions regarding this Degree, please email PPA’s Communications Specialist, James Yates at

About the Artist: Aubrey Hord is a PPA Photographic Craftsman (Cr.Photog.) and is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) in the state of Hawaii. She is listed as one of Maui’s finest professional photographers in the Absolute Maui book. She has been a Teaching Artist at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center since 2010 and be a photography instructor for the University of Hawaii, Maui College EdVenture Program starting in February 2018. Aubrey began her photography career managing her high school darkroom. She is a member of the American Society of Photographers (ASP) and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), the premier trade association for the world’s most respected imaging professionals.

Since her first international trip at age 14, Aubrey has explored, studied or worked in 14 countries on 5 continents. She is known for her mastery of light, vivid colors, and designs. She has photographed  musical icons for the Maui Arts and Cultural Center including Elton John, Jimmy Buffet, Aerosmith, John Legend and the Steve Miller Band.

Aubrey’s photographic work has been featured in the LA Times along with national and international publications. Aubrey’s photographs are also featured in the Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, Faces of Hawaii books and in the Absolute Maui book. She and her husband currently live on the slopes of Haleakala volcano on Maui with their two golden retrievers.

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