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Latest News

AIPP Closes After 75 Years Of Serving Photographers

It's with sadness to receive notification of the closure of the AIPP as of 17:00 11/11/2021.

With the closure, this means that all membership, and accreditation become null, and further, we also lose a formal representative body for photography and image makers here in Australia.

As part of this news, all AIPP branding and logos forthwith depreciated.

The following is the official statement:

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) today announce the closure of Australia's leading body for photography after unprecedented financial pressure from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The present iteration of the organisation was the latest in a series of entities that traces back to March of 1944, when photographers from various state professional photography associations gathered to form an Australian association to provide a united voice on behalf of photographers.

AIPP and its members throughout its history informed copyright and privacy laws in Australia, as well as providing input into tertiary education for photographic training. It also contributed to the professional development of thousands of Australian photographers who are recognised for their achievements both nationally and internationally, many of whom received the Order of Australia and other prestigious titles and awards. AIPP managed the World Photographic Cup teams from the competition's inception in 2014 and achieved two World Cup wins (2019 and 2021) and a second placing (2018) for Australia.

AIPP had been in a slow decline for more than a decade. The current AIPP Board had significant plans and initiatives to reverse this decline, reinvigorate the AIPP for a new generation of image-makers, and align itself better with the arts industries. However, the pandemic has made it impossible to implement these changes.

Efforts are being made to preserve AIPP's history and legacy. AIPP recognises the outstanding contributions of its volunteers, members and trade partners throughout its history in the pursuit of improving professional photography. Together we have built a community of proud and talented image-makers that remains very strong - long may this continue.

AIPP will cease trading immediately and an Administrator will be appointed to manage the process in an orderly fashion as required by the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

AIPP Accredited Licentiate Photographer (APPL)

Having just received our yearly membership certificate from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), we have been notified our recognition as an Accredited Licentiate (APPL) marking 15 years with the Institute.

The Daily Grind . . .

'Daily Roast', Highly Commended, The Mono Awards 2021

We are happy to announce that three images that were entered into The Mono Awards have received Highly Commended recognition.

Most special recognition is for the Image, "The Daily Grind" which was captured for our dear friend., Dean and Rose Kiner as part of a series of images for the Siboni's Coffee website.

With the current situation of the pandemic, its even more important to support our local small businesses.

Our other images receiving Highly Commended; "Abstraction of Architecture" and "First Light".

Read more in our portfolio.

Photography in 2021

The Mono Awards 2021

2021 was supposed to bring a fresh start, new adventures and perhaps the opportunity to get back out shooting, however even the best laid plans are quickly dissolving away as rolling lockdowns may seen to consume the rest of the year.

Photography has been more on the quiet side in 2021, however, in late 2020 and into this year I have had the opportunity to work on several other personal projects and milestones. My other works and interests now featured through my other bespoke websites at Nightlase Technologies and at Enigma Lamps.

As a member of the Kiama-Shellharbour Camera Club, we continue to maintain our zoom meeting and online photo evaluations and presentations by guest presenters which keeps the motivation going.

This year I was not intending on entering any photography competitions, however almost at the last minute, decided to enter images into the FCC TopShot Awards, The Mono Awards and most recently, the renowned Epson Pano Awards.

I have had my 2016 "Strength & Adversity" image of the Wollongong Breakwater lighthouse awarded 2nd place in the FCC Top Shot Awards.

I have also received notification that three of my images in The Mono Awards have been short listed, with results to be published in September.

Let's hope the 2021 presents some positive news and a better outlook in the near future.

Please check out more photos in my portfolio.

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