Who's Who


Who's Who in Photography

COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS

COMMITTEE INTAKE DEPUTY CO-CHAIRS


✉ Sohel Parvez Haque
Publication

✉ Margaret Boike, APSA, EPSA·
Input

Huzhong Peter Cai,
EPSA

David Nam Lip
Lee, PPSA

History
During the formation of PSA, a Who's Who in Photography listing was created - the only such list in the world. Each exhibitor had to enter a minimum of ten exhibitions each year to be included in the Who's Who list for that year. A favorable review of this program created the impetus to develop the Pictorial Division's Award of Merit, which evolved into the PSA Star Ratings program. The first actual publication of the Who's Who in Photography list was in the January 1942 issue of the PSA Journal.

Distribution
Included with the June PSA Journal. The PSA Who's Who in Photography can be downloaded as a pdf or viewed online, by division. Corrections printed in the November issue of the PSA Journal.

How to Get Listed
Exhibitors in each division and section who have met the minimum number of acceptances in PSA-recognized exhibitions the previous year are listed. The minimum number is 5% of the total possible acceptances in each section for that year. The minimum number and the exhibitions for that year are listed with each section.  If the minimum number is four or less, the added requirement is acceptances in two or more judgings. Any section with 20 or less judgings must meet this requirement. 

The Process

Lists are compiled from electronic spreadsheets sent to the PSA Who's Who Directors by the PSA-recognized Exhibitions. Unreported errors in the catalogs, missing catalogs, misspelling, and/ or misplacement of names in a catalog may result in inaccuracies. Exhibitors are requested to use the same form of their name on all exhibition entries to ensure correct credit.  Exhibitors should report catalog errors to the exhibition, and to the appropriate Who's Who Directors (listed below) and Star Ratings Directors. Corrections must be confirmed by the exhibition.

PSA members have the opportunity to use their acceptances to apply for PSA Stars and to use those Stars to earn PSA Distinctions for Recognition of Photographic Achievement (ROPA). 

The PSA Journal Editorial points earned by PSA members, and the number of new PSA members referred by PSA Members are also included in the annual Who's Who publication.


"In the Box" and Who's Who Certificates

Whos_Who-In_the_Box_Certificate-150.jpgIn addition to the alphabetical listing with total acceptances, the most successful exhibitors during the year, based on their Average Judging Scores achieved in a minimum number of judgings, are listed in a "box" displaying the top exhibitors for each division/section.

All PSA Members who are among the top ten (10) in each Division's Top Boxes receive a Who's Who certificate. If a Top Box lists fewer than ten (10) exhibitors, all PSA members in that Top Box receive Who's Who certificates.

Those in the first, second, or third places in the Top Boxes are invited to submit two images for possible inclusion in the PSA Who's Who in Photography publication. 


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PSA Who's Who Directors:

Click the following links which will take you directly to each division's Who's Who page, including contact information for the Division Who's Who Director: