It is also the purpose of the MIPP to be an authoritative voice for professional photographers and the trade in order to be able to lobby on issues concerning the working photographer.
A great deal has been achieved since the Institute has been in operation, (the first meeting was held on the 30th of July, 1996). The Institute’s main aim is to run on a professional as well as on a commercial basis and this has been fully achieved.
In these few years, the MIPP has become the professional photographer’s voice with the Government, it has run international Seminars and Conventions aimed at improving the skills of its members. It regularly organises photographic exhibitions and fora as well as strives to make the public more aware of the local photographer and his products.
Beginners and hobbyists are also important for the MIPP, and a continous effort is maintained to teach and groom would-be photographers.
The MIPP has also instituted Malta’s own Photographic Distinctions and Qualifications, running these on the same lines as those of other European Countries.
Other important items on the Institute’s Calendar are the MIPP Malta Photographer of the Year Award as well as the MIPP Awards of Achievement. These help in strenghtening the esteem and status of the Maltese photographer.
Keeping abreast of the changing needs of the profession, the MIPP is also a member of the Federation of European Photographers (FEP).
The purpose of the MIPP is to continue to improve, teach and collaborate in all spheres of the Photographic circuit, both locally as well as internationally.