Very honoured to win the Best Photojournalism Print: a gold medal and the Shirley Peverill Memorial Trophy for my image: ‘The Scholar’. The Trophy was awarded by The Photographic Society of New Zealand [PSNZ] at national conference in Blenhaim. The Nelson Camera Club is organising the PSNZ National Exhibition [Natex] this year in association with the Marlborough Camera Club which is hosting the 62nd National Convention.
Founded in 1953, PSNZ is the national body for camera clubs and their members throughout New Zealand. With over 3,000 members and more than 60 affiliated photography clubs throughout New Zealand, the aims of the Society are the advancement of photography as a craft and art form, while promoting friendship, cooperation and the exchange of ideas among members. Club members have a wide array of photography skills and knowledge, ranging from the ‘keen to learn’ novice through to the full time professional. Activities include national and regional conventions, photographic competitions and exhibitions, field trips, educational workshops, publications and importantly, the wonderful opportunities to achieve highly respected photographic distinctions.
PSNZ is the exclusive New Zealand affiliate to the worldwide prestigious photographic organisation, La Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP) so members are given access to their distinctions, salons and events. The annual national convention features world class photographers who inspire and educate through their presentations and workshops, to experience the latest trends, techniques and development of the photographic art.
Delighted and honoured on winning a PSA Gold medal for ‘The Scholar’. The image came first out of 2,128 photos, submitted by 534 authors from 61 countries in the Monochrome category of the “Ecological Truth 2014” exhibition. The competition was held by the Photographic Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Photographic Society of America [PSA] is an International organisation open to anyone with an interest in photography. Established in 1934, the Society members include ‘shutterbugs’, serious amateurs and professional photographers from over 70 countries. Its mission is to promote and enhance the art and science of photography as a means of communication, image appreciation, and cultural exchange, while providing education, information, inspiration and opportunity. It also fosters personal growth and expression, creativity, excellence, and ethical conduct in all aspects of photographic endeavours.
IAAP Silver medal in the Journalism category of the international exhibition of art photography Paracin with 2797 photos by 213 authors from 51 countries.