Today, the morning began with a phone call from well known nature photographer, Mr S. Thippeswamy. He had returned to his home town, Mysore, yesterday after receiving the coveted honour of FPSA at the annual conference of the Photographic Society of America. By getting this honour, he has joined a select class of photographers in the international circle of photography. I am proud of him. I had the opportunity to be his proposer.Thanks to the PSA for recognizing his contribution to photography.
I appreciate Mr Thippeswamy’s spirit with which he applied. His achievement should inspire many others.
During our conversation on phone this morning, he told me in detail about the honours ceremony and his interaction with some of the office bearers of the PSA, including the President and Chairman of Honours Committee. He appeared very excited and what added more to his pleasure was a felicitation ceremony by a local group of photographers awaiting him to honour this ace photographer the same evening for his significant achievement.
Only a few photographers in India have so far been awarded Fellowship of the Photographic Society of America.