Active Members: An active member shall be a person, in good standing, who earns the major portion of his or her livelihood as a professional photographer, or who is the owner or manager of a professional photography business, or a person designated by such a firm, or who is an independent color artist or negative retoucher. Only active members shall have theright to vote and hold elective office in this corporation. Active members are eligible for scholarships awarded by this organization.
Associate Members: An associate member shall be a person who is an employee of either an active or sustaining member, or who is interested in professional photography but not actively engaged in the profession. Associate members shall be entitled to all the privileges of embership except voting and holding elective office in this corporation, and scholarship awards.
Life Members: A life member shall be a person who has retired from the photography profession and who has been a member of the IPPA for at least 20 years. Life membership may be conferred upon the approval of and at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Life members are entitled to all the privileges of active members. Life members shall not be required to pay dues or convention fees. Life members shall pay meal fees where applicable.
Sustaining Members: A sustaining member shall be a person or firm who manufactures or distributes photographic equipment, materials, or merchandise, or offers a service to professional photographers, or the official representative of such firms. Sustaining members shall be entitled to all the privileges of membership except voting and holding elective office in this corporation, and scholarship awards.