Public Relations Officer
Photographic Society of South Africa
Due to various circumstances this month our March Newsletter is later than normal but I am sure when you read it you will realise PSSA is very busy with all the important up and coming exciting events for 2017.
PSSA CLUB WINNERS THIS MONTH. Having already been published, I am sure you will agree once again some great work being done within our clubs around the country. WELL DONE TO ALL THE WINNERS.
The entries this month were entered thru the Club account, which worked very well and we did not experience duplications. Just one point to always remember is to stroll down when entering to find your Club name and not leave it as Independent as it is important to see the club’s name on the images when published.
CONGRESS - 2017
The Streets of Jozi – 2017 PSSA National Congress
Join us from 24 September to 29 September to experience Johannesburg and its hidden treasures that you did not know exists!
This congress is all about street and urban photo opportunities in places you would normally not have access to.
Photograph from the rooftops of the city, “hang-out” with fellow photographers at all the rejuvenated spots in the city, whizz through the city on the Big Red Hop-on-Hop-off bus, learn all about street, urban and travel photography from international host of “The Candit Frame” – Ibarionex Parrelo as well as local award winning photographers. Join us at PhotoZA gallery in Rosebank to celebrate Street and Urban photography with an exhibition of your winning photographs.
The venue for the congress is the conference facilities at Emirates Airways Park (formerly known as Ellis Park).
Delegates will be limited to 250 to ensure a very exclusive experience. - THIS SURE SOUNDS EXCITING – keep your eyes and ears open for continual input on CONGRESS 2017
REGIONAL DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS - It is that time of the year coming up very soon again and as Clubs and members you must start to think and nominate your candidates to fill these positions. Limpopo (NEP) and Free State/Northern Cape Regions have in the last two years been vacant with regard having a Regional Director (as you will see on our web site) but have been under the Caretakership of the Regional Director from Central Gauteng. Clubs and members in these particular Regions should now seriously look at nominations to fill these positions. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PUT FORWARD, AS CLUBS AND MEMBERS YOUR NOMINATIONS FOR YOUR REGIONAL DIRECTORS. Nomination forms will be sent out soon for this purpose.
HONOURS RESULTS AND FEEDBACK
The Honours results went out this week and congratulations to all the successful recipients, once again some stunning work being done in this field. The successful names and panels will be on our web site soon, please have a look at them and pass on your congratulations to your fellow colleagues. To those who did not make it this time, please keep working hard and do not give up – what is it they say when you are asked “What is your best image – the one I have still to take”. Jill Sneesby, Chairperson of the Honours Division, has written a very good and constructive report back on Honours, this will be included with the Honours Panels when published on the web site. LOOK OUT FOR IT.
IMAGE MAGAZINE - by all reports coming my way, Magazines are now being delivered - THANK YOU SA POSTAL SERVICE.
Thank you and please keep up the good work in your Clubs and PLEASE keep promoting PSSA.
Have fun for the rest of March and get ready for the onset of our Autumn which as we know brings us even more opportunities for photographing.