About the AIAP


Founded in 2001, The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers® is an Internet-based trade association

with one primary purpose:

To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers.


The AIAP is not a vehicle for social change, a bandwagon for political agenda or a soapbox for business reform.


The AIAP will strive continually to bring new and better clients to its members through innovative and aggressive marketing techniques. At the same time, the AIAP will make a constant effort to educate and inform the photography buying public as to the merits of hiring a qualified (AIAP) architectural photographer.


To the independent architectural photographer, the AIAP is an invaluable resource for new business. Additionally, the AIAP member has the opportunity to draw on the knowledge and experience of other professional members. Finally, the AIAP provides business and professional resources which allow each member to refine and improve his or her business.


In other words, "What's in it for me?"

1. You'll be included in the user-friendly AIAP online directory.

Unlike other sites, this isn't a directory designed to be used by photographers, but rather photography buyers. The AIAP directory is the fastest and easiest way for photography buyers to hire an architectural photographer like you.

The AIAP website is presently registered with over 200 search engines, including premium rankings with the five most widely used search engines. The AIAP site is also "hot-linked" to many of the major architectural trade sites. The AIAP website receives literally thousands of hits daily from all over the world. Quite simply, the AIAP drives business to you.

Potential clients may link directly to your email and website from the AIAP directory. The AIAP makes it as simple as possible for new clients to buy your services. We can't promise assignments, but we can promise traffic. Once a potential client clicks through to your website the sale is in your hands.

2. You'll receive credentialed membership in the world's most respected organization exclusively for architectural photographers. 

The AIAP membership designation is quickly becoming a sign of professionalism and prestige throughout the global architectural community. Your AIAP designation immediately tells the world that architectural photography is your specialty – not merely a convenient sideline as with most commercial shooters. You can begin using the AIAP title following your name immediately after joining.

3. You'll have access to an ever-increasing variety of products and services at special AIAP pricing.

Business resources for photographers, including preferred rates for rentals, travel, shipping, insurance, merchandise, etc.

Special product announcements, promotions and incentives from the world's major photographic manufacturers and vendors.

4. You'll be able to participate in the dynamic exchange of ideas with other AIAP members throughout the world at the exclusive AIAP Facebook and LinkedIn Groups.

5. You'll be included in affiliated programs and activities with other architectural organizations throughout the world.