Photography is our Politics.

We're big fans of persistence, and we love celebrating when a member of our club reaches a significant milestone.
That's why we have these special clubs such as IDPPC and IDWPC.

We are a group of people that meet because we share a common interest, occupation, or activity.

Independent Documentary and Press Photographers Club

Education is paramount and in addition to our ethics into documenting history as it happens, we are also prepared to remove any barriers that aim to remove us from bearing witness to the innocent.

As documentary and press photographers club, we offer a vibrant program of seminars, workshops and masterclasses as well as support to our fellow colleagues that are dealing with the consequences of their professional reporting as well as those with the consequences of hostility from public servants.

We believe in the power and energy of using our collective effort to produce stunning and unique editorial images that stand out from the usual fayre. We stand proud of our innovative mindset and are not afraid to swim against the prevailing current. We are here to record the history in pictures.

IDWPC

Our members are as likely to be found focusing on the politics of race, gender, and identity as they are to be found with their lens firmly focussed on migration and conflict.

We are both the amplifying voice for the voiceless, and the professionals that can capture the image representing the complex and shifting political, environmental and social landscape, whether at local, national or international level. It is this ability to switch our attention from the human story to a myriad of genres that gives us the incomparable perspective evident in the prints we produce.

With commitment and consistency, we uphold our earned reputation for uncompromising photography immersed in the issues of today. Our doors are always open for thoughtful debates in the belief that no administrative institution, country or “republic” can thrive without debate and criticism.

We strongly believe that freedom of the press is not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply “give the public what it wants” — but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and opportunities, to indicate our crises and choices, to lead, mould, educate, and sometimes even provoke public opinion.

We are not here to entertain anyone. We are here to witness, document and report what we all do in our everyday life. History without us will be forgotten, and we will not let that happen.