Pyramide Europe is the organization representing groups of photographers,
graphic designers, illustrators and other visual artists in the European Union.

Contact:
President Boris Fagerström
Email: boris.fagerstrom[at]studio8x10.fi
Mobile: +358 500 889 701

 

History

Pyramide Europe is the organization representing groups of photographers, graphic designers, illustrators and other visual artists in the European Union. Pyramide’s name comes from the site of its first meeting in 1989, the Pyramide of the Louvre in Paris, where the founding members signed a declaration of ten items of fundamental legislative importance to photographers and artists - the Manifesto of the Pyramide. This manifesto binds Pyramide and encompasses the rights of creators with regard to their copyright and moral rights. As a European Economic Interest Group, Pyramide Europe represents most of the member states and is establishing contacts with the new group of nations. The organization is voluntary both in its membership and workers and has no paid staff, relying on the power of argument rather than the might of the euro to get its message across.

 

Structure

The organization structure could also be described as a pyramid. Pyramide Europe is at the sharp end as a lobbying and debating vehicle on a EU wide basis as well as developing ideas and strategy whilst dealing with organizations with similar interests. Registered in the UK as a not for profit company, Pyramide Europe is run from a London office and hosted by the Association of Photographers. From this central point spread the national Pyramides, each is comprised of various organizations in their own country some only representing photographers and others a mixture of photographers and artists of other mediums. These national organizations work internally to lobby, educate, inform and organize.