The NUJ is to set up a branch for photographers who live or work in London. It is the first time NUJ members have been organised into a branch on the grounds of the specific job they do - rather than the sector of the industry they work in.
Photographers in London have the choice of transferring to the new branch or staying in their current branch - for example London Freelance or London Magazine.
The change was requested by a meeting of photographer activists in London in July.
Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ deputy general secretary, said: "Whether it's fighting cutbacks, highlighting the problems of covering public events or standing up for copyright, this new branch will give London photographers a chance to make their voices heard."