The Architectural Photography Foundation (APF) is committed to the creation of an active, professional and responsible environment for the Architectural Photography community: "Active" through the organization of some of the most substantial, influential and prestigious activities in the field, creating a laboratory for new ideas, techniques and artistic expression; "Professional" through an elaborate program of services developed by renowned, experienced professionals that will help to build a higher understanding and appreciation of the field of architectural photography; "Responsible" by making it our prime duty to gather and archive the largest collection of contemporary architectural photography in the world, which will serve as a cultural "refuge and safe haven" for this discipline, documenting a vital part of the history of our civilization.