It is our pleasure to announce that the International Association of Photography and Theory (IAPT), a non-profit, academic-oriented association, is now accepting (JANUARY 2016) individual memberships. Our goal is to bring closer together a growing community of researchers and practitioners from diverse fields of study who share a common interest in photography, its theory and practice.


  • ICPT biannual conference. Members receive a discount on conference registration (see below for more information). You must have a valid paid membership for the year of the conference in order to receive the conference discount.
  • Discounts on publications. Members receive significant discounts on any IAPT related publications and selected books. Furthermore, IAPT members receive a 30% discount on individual subscriptions to the journal photographies. For more information see:
  • Regional workshops and lectures. Members are admitted for free or receive a discount on any registration fee.


Category Cost ICPT Conference Discount 30% discount on individual subscription to the journal photographies
Full €50 €40 off registration fee YES
Students*, Retired or Transitioning** €30 €20 off registration fee YES

* Student membership: this membership requires evidence of current and active enrollment in a degree granting program to be emailed to:

** Transitioning membership: We also understand that some IAPT members are in a period of career transition, or their employment or economic circumstances make Full membership not an option. If you feel that you fall under this category please e-mail


If you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts about your membership, please e-mail 

We look forward to you becoming a member of IAPT! We look forward to you becoming a member of IAPT!

From JANUARY 2016 you can apply online here

Thank you for your interest in the IAPT and your continued support!