Our mission is to bring together scholars, artists, photographers, and filmmakers devoted to the study of visual culture and society. Read our commitment statement to learn more about our vision.
IVSA members are leaders and innovators in art, photography, filmmaking, and image-based research. Check out our member showcase to see examples of our work.
Each year, IVSA members gather in a different global location to share their research and projects. Visit our conference page to discover this year’s conference location and theme.
IVSA publishes Visual Studies, an international peer-reviewed journal. Review our submission guidelines to see if your work meets our publication criteria.
With the Rieger and Prosser awards, IVSA honors outstanding graduate student work in visual studies. Check out our nomination process and help honor new visual scholars.
We're always looking for visual people to join us. Review our inclusive membership options and member perks to decide if IVSA is right for you.
Editor, Visual Studies
Graduate Student Board Member
Forward to The Photographed Cat: Picturing Human-Feline Ties, 1890-1940
Hear Every Voice
Urban Performance Art Only for Dyslexics
Exploring Society Visually
Image and Society
2015 IVSA Conference
2013 IVSA Conference: The Public Image
2014 Board Elections
2014 Rieger Award Call for Nominees