AIPTIA came into being with an intention to interconnect individuals, corporate and firms related to photographic trade. Over the course of time, the association has committed itself towards the development of their members’ skills & business. It has reached out, through various activities ranging from conducting fairs and workshops, representing the community in front of the government, and supporting the community. The prominent milestones include –
Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair (previously known as Photofair) that has been conducted twenty-five times over the last two decades to showcase products relevant to the photographic trade & industry.
Representation of the community in front of the Govt. of India to reduce the custom duties on photographic products and to appeal for the abatement of service tax on account of input costs of photography services.
Representation of the community in front of the Govt. of Maharashtra to reduce the Sales Tax under Works Contract Act.
Facilitating Administrative Relief under Maharashtra State Works Contract Act, up to 31st March, 2004
Conducting regular workshops and seminars on Service Tax & Works Contract Tax for the benefit of its members
Financial support to photographers affected during the Gujarat Earthquake.
The association strives consistently to provide opportunities to its members and towards the betterment of the photography industry at large.