GMPSA-S Galleries

Gerald H. Emmerich, Jr., HonFPSA, GMPSA/S·


Gerry joined the Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 1979, and his service to the Society has covered many positions, including Chapters Committee Chair; International Conference Committee Equipment Chair, Chapters Showcase Director, Photo Travel TOPS Chair, PSA Wisconsin Chapter Chair, and Region Director for PSA Region 21. In 2001 Gerry was awarded PSA’s Region Director of the Year award, and in 2003 he was the recipient of PSA’s Peabody Award for General Photography. In 2012 He received the prestigious President’s Award. Gerry served on the PSA Board of Directors as PSA Conventions Vice President from 2003 to 2009 and served as PSA Secretary and member of the PSA Executive and Finance Committees from 2009 to 2013.

Gerry has been a member of the Image Makers Camera Club since 1975. He served as the chairman for the Image Makers International Exhibition (Wisconsin Circuit) from 1996 to 2013, and he presented all of the shows for the Wisconsin Circuit. He is also a charter member of the East Troy Viewfinders and has served as chairman for the Viewfinders International Exhibition (North Star Circuit) since 2001.

Gerry is a multiple-galaxy exhibitor in four PSA Divisions – Projected Image, Nature, Photojournalism, and Photo Travel; and he has been a PSA TOPS contributor in four Divisions since 2003. He has over 5,800 acceptances in international exhibitions, including 33 best of show awards. Since 2000 Gerry has been listed in PSA’s Who’s Who in Photography as a top exhibitor in North America, often in four divisions, and he was first in the world in the projected Photojournalism Division section in 2011. His photos of Hawaii were featured in the “Distinctive Image” article in the September 2004 PSA Journal, and his photos of unique natural areas in Wisconsin were featured in The Nature Conservancy (TNC-Wisconsin) calendars from 1992 through 2009. He earned his APSA in 1997, his FPSA in 2002, and an HonPSA in 2013. He earned his PPSA in 2000, his EPSA in 2003, and his GMPSA in 2011. He received his GMPSA/B in 2016. He was elected Honorary Fellow in 2018. He earned his GMPSA/S in 2021.

Big Waves at Pipeline

Flamingo Waking Up

Aspens Turning

Grand Prismatic After Sunset

Sousaphone Reflection

Flying Body Boarder

All images © Gerald H. Emmerich Jr.