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Erik Kissa, FPSA, MPSA

Kissa_Erik.jpgDr. Erik Kissa, FPSA, MPSA, was an active exhibitor, having received numerous Star Ratings and Galaxies in the Color Projected Image, Photo Travel, Photojournalism, Nature, and Pictorial Print Divisions. His photographs have been exhibited on every continent, except for Antarctica. His extensive experience in photography ranged from a 4x5 camera to medium format and DSLR cameras, film and digital.

As a PSA Consultant Dr. Kissa responded to questions regarding photographic equipment and techniques , contributing to the PSA Journal with a Q&A column for 85 consecutive months. He was a frequent judge for International Exhibitions, the Delaware Photographic Society, and other photographic organizations in the Delaware Valley region. He was PSA's DE State Membership Director and Club Representative for the Delaware Photographic Society. He served locally as a mentor, program and workshop director, and past Chairman of the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography. He earned his MPSA in 2011, and was awarded an APSA in 2011 and an FPSA in 2015.

As a chemist, he worked as a research fellow for Du Pont, as an industrial consultant, and as a technical expert for the United Nations in India, China, and South Korea. His research included theory of color, dyes, light fastness, and pigment printing inks, and one of his twelve US patents describes an electrochromic system. He is the author of three surface chemistry books and coauthor of four others.

Church Street

Santa Lucia


Lamp and Stairs


Pictorial Scene

All images © Erik Kissa