International VR Photography Association

The International Virtual Reality Photography Association is an international association of professionals who create and produce 360° interactive, immersive images, also called 360° panoramas. Our members include professional photographers, programmers, web developers, designers, software sevelopers, hardware manufactors, artists and enthusiasts, who produce and use 360° imaging techniques.

Mission Statement

The IVRPA mission is to promote the success of Professional VR Photographers. We strive to develop and support the professional and artistic uses of 360° panoramas, image based VR and related technologies worldwide through education, networking opportunities, manufacturer alliances, marketing assistance, and technical support of our member's work.

History

The IVRPA was founded originally as the IQTVRA, the International QuickTimeVR Association. The association was incorporated in the state of California on December 7th, 1998. In December 2004, the association changed their name to IVRPA to reflect our broadening technological field of immersive interactive imaging and was incorporated in the state of Massachusetts, USA.
The IVRPA is currently recognized by the USA IRS as a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation under the 501(c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue Code.

Website

In March 2015, the IVRPA re-launched our website. This website is the hub of the IVRPA community as a source of education and reference and showcases work of IVRPA members to the audience at large. The website was built on the open source WordPress platform. It was built and is maintained by IVRPA members Sam Rohn with help from Luc Villeneuve for the entire VR Photography community.

Postal address

The International VR Photography Association (IVRPA)
6017 Greene Street
Philadelphia PA 19144
USA