Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP) is translated as "The International Federation of Photographic Art"

FIAP is an international organisation which

"affiliates the national associations of photography of around 83 countries". FIAP was established in 1946. It's aims are the promotion of photography "as a means of creating understanding and friendly links between photographers in all corners of the globe".

FIAP has a number of distinction awards beginning with:- AFIAP (Artiste FIAP), then EFIAP (Excellence FIAP) and MFIAP (Maitre FIAP). These are gained by the accumulation of acceptances at those international salons which have been awarded FIAP patronage, plus the submission of a portfolio of work.

Salons under FIAP Patronage

The FIAP Liaison Officer of England is Dave Coates, who will send you the required documentation to apply. All the information that you need is on the PAGB web site.