We believe in the wonderful things photography can do and we commit every year to a range of projects we believe in. Click below to find out more.
AIPP. Atkins has been involved with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography since the AIPP's inception. Second generation wonder and director, John Atkins was state president and Paul Atkins is current past state president. Atkins has been national sponsors of the AIPP for many years and we believe strongly in the organisation. Click here to see details of our sponsorship of the AIPP.
Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births, or have children with serious and terminal illnesses. Atkins has supported Heartfelt by printing, packaging and shipping since the charity's foundation as a national organisation. Click here to read more about our involvement with Heartfelt.
Seniors Card South Australia is an engaging government service that is charged with raising the profile and quality of life for our senior citizens. In 2015, Atkins partnered with Seniors Card to establish a photographic competition and exhibition for Seniors Card holders. The 2015 event was a great success, so it is being repeated. Click here to find out more.
Reflections. Reflections is a project instigated by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography to photograph all of the surviving World War Two veterans. The project was began in April 2015, and continues throughout 2016. AIPP members approach registered veterans in their homes and make a portrait, the style is to be identical between subjects and the resulting collection of images, now numbering beyond 5000, is being donated to the National War Memorial in Canberra. Each veteran also receives a 5x7inch print which Atkins prints for free and Kodak supplies the paper to the project.
Here in SA, 100 images were selected out of the 1000+ SA resident veterans to be printed at 50x75cm and mounted and hung for an exhibition called "Wish Me Luck", which is hanging July to September 2016 as part of the Centenary of ANZAC commemorations. Atkins donated their time in art working and preparing these exhibition prints. To read more about this, click here.