Designations

COL. (Retired) Chris Hadfield Receives An Honourary S.P.A.


Commander Chris Hadfield receives designation from the Professional Photographers of Canada
 


It is my pleasure to announce that the Professional Photographers of Canada has chosen to recognize Commander Chris Hadfield with an honorary Service of Photographic Arts Designation. Commander Hadfield spent 5 months in space and traveled 62 million miles, photographing our world from a vantage...

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Master's of Photographic Arts - Mark Orenstein, MPA


Craftsman, Master and Service of Photographic Arts are honours bestowed upon its members by the Professional Photographer’s of Canada and denote proven photographic ability and commitment to the association and its constituents. Merit points toward these awards are earned by participating in the PPOC National Image Competition, by working for the association and/or its constituent associations,...

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Craftsman of Photographic Arts - David Scougal


To earn the award of Craftsman of Photographic Arts from the Professional Photographer's of Canada, a member must earn an accreditation, accumulate print merits by entering into national print competition, and accumulate service merits by volunteering within the organization. The process takes dedication to the craft of photography and active involvement in the PPOC. This year, David Scougal from...

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2011 Fellowship Recipient: Mark Laurie, MPA SPA F/PPOC


For the first time, in more than a decade, the Professional Photographer's of Canada has presented the designation of Fellow of the PPOC. In order to be considered for this designation, the member must submit a portfolio of 15 images, as well as a 7000 word thesis, which are reviewed by a qualified panel of judges. A present, the PPOC has only three other members who hold this designation. The...

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The 2011 Yousuf Karsh Lifetime Achievement Award - Craig Minielly, MPA SPA


The Professional Photographer's of Canada presents the Yousef Karsh Lifetime Achievement Award annually to the member with the highest number of print merits in excess of 4000. The Yousuf Karsh Lifetime Achievement Award is one of the greatest achievements that can be earned by a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada and speaks directly to the outstanding photographic talent of the...

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