The Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association of New Zealand was founded in 1978 to advance and represent the interests of its members.
Of primary concern is the issue of copyright. AIPA has determined to become a strong advocate for law change in this area, as well as supporting photographers in their individual decisions to contract out of the current copyright law. AIPA has drawn up standard terms and conditions and a licence form for use by all photographers in order to facilitate this.
Remaining true to its ideals, the association aims to encourage continuous development and excellence in professional photography in New Zealand both by photographers and the users of photography. Emphasis is placed in particular on the ongoing evolution of the association website which informs members as well as showcasing their work and that of the AIPA.
Pro-Imaging is a worldwide support group for professional photographers
who are pro-active in defending photographers rights.