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Joanne Stolte, HonPSA, MPSA, EFIAP, ESFIAP·


Joanne Stolte earned the “Proficiency” distinction (PPSA) in 2002. She received the PSA Early Achievement Award in 2003 and the Joseph P. Fallon, Jr. Memorial Award in 2004. In 2007 she was recognized for her photographic “Excellence” (EPSA) and was elected an Associate (APSA). She received the “Master” distinction (MPSA) in 2011 and was elected a Fellow (FPSA) in 2012. Joanne has earned two PSA Editorial Silver Stars and the Ruby PSA Membership Star Plaque. She is a member of Exploring Light, was President of the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) from 2002 to 2009, and has been General Chair of the S4C International Exhibition since 2001. For her extensive service to S4C, she was awarded an Honorable S4C in 2008. Joanne received the Artiste distinction (AFIAP) in 2008 and the Excellence distinction (EFIAP) in 2013 from the Federation Internationale de L'art Photographique. She is a respected international judge, judging for example, the Welsh, the Great British Small Print Circuit, Fotoferia, PSA China, Polish, the Holland Circuit, Gia Dinh (Vietnam), and AC-FOTO German Mega Circuit.

Joanne has served as Chair of the PSA Photojournalism Division (PJD); the PJD representative, PSA Uniform Practices Committee; Chair, PSA Membership Retention Committee; Director, Introductory Color Slide Competition for Individuals; and PSA Journal News Editor, Color Slide Division. Joanne served on the PSA Board of Directors as Membership Vice President from 2005 to 2010 and as Information Systems Vice President from 2010 to 2011. She created and developed the PSA Region webpages, the PSA New Member web site, the PSA Club Services web site, PSA Automatic Membership Renewal, the Give the Gift of PSA program, the PSA Show Your Stuff Gallery, many Region Director Resources, and served as Webmaster for the PSA website from 2010 to 2012. She served on the PSA Strategic Planning Committee. Joanne is Chair of the Southern California Roundup Chapter of PSA and the PID Photo Essay Contest. She serves on the PSA Nominating, International Understanding Through Photography (IUTP) Award, and Projected Image Collections Committees. For her exceptional service to PSA she received the President's Award in 2009. She was elected Honorary PSA (HonPSA) in 2018.

Cappuccino Peeking Out of Basket
Becky Hat and Pearls
Brown Pelican Reaching Under Wing
           Guanajuato White Curtain
     The Moor Wet Turban
       Alabama Hills Arch with Moon

All images © Joanne Stolte