The Association serves an important mission:

To encourage and support women photographers on the path of reaffirming their personal voice and practice. To Promote the diversity of women photographers coming from different traditions, cultures and religions. To Reveal to the public a new selection of photographic expression. To Expose the various testimonies of a global society. The Association promotes these objectives by organizing the IWPA award that, with the help of a jury, selects amongst all participants eleven finalists of whom one laureate.

The Award creates a unique opportunity to increase women photographers’ visibility as they are still highly under represented in this field. With IWPA award, the Association aims to raise awareness amongst the art professionals and help women in the photography world, achieve their aspirations and promote their careers.

The Award exhibition starts in a selected country and travels worldwide for a year, offering the Laureate and the ten Finalists international exposure.