Technical Image Press Association

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA)[1] is an international, non-profit association advocating the interests of the photography and imaging magazine-publishing industry.

Technical Image Press Association
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Technical Image Press Association logo
FormationApril 16, 1991 (31 years ago) (1991-04-16)[where?]
Founded at[data unknown/missing]
TypeInternational nongovernmental organization
PurposeTrade association
HeadquartersMadrid, Spain
Coordinates40°27′00″N 3°46′21″W / 40.4501°N 3.7726°W / 40.4501; -3.7726Coordinates: 40°27′00″N 3°46′21″W / 40.4501°N 3.7726°W / 40.4501; -3.7726
Photography and imaging magazines
Official language
Thomas Gerwers
Main organ
Board of directors

The association represents 30 titles, published in eight European countries and seven non-European countries.


The organization was established in 1991 as an association of European photography and imaging magazines. Since 2009, members have joined from outside of Europe.[2]


Each year, the editors of the member magazines vote for the best products introduced to the market during the previous twelve months, taking into account innovation, cutting-edge technology, design, ease-of-use and the price to performance ratio of the products.[3]

TIPA holds its awards ceremony every second year[4] at photokina, a biennial trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries.

Member magazinesEdit

The member magazines that form TIPA are:

Affiliate member


TIPA is supported by a board of directors and a secretariat based in Madrid, Spain. The board is elected by members at a general meeting held every year.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Technical Image Press Association.
  2. ^ "Board Members". Technical Image Press Association.
  3. ^ "TIPA Awards 2011". Photography Monthly (Press release). 21 April 2011. Archived from the original on 24 April 2011.
  4. ^ Photo associations

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

  •, the association's official website