The Photographic Society of South Africa (PSSA) was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organisation to bring together all people interested in photography, promoting the highest possible standards and to promote the interests of photography amongst its members.
PSSA is the officially recognised, autonomous Body representing photography in South Africa and is affiliated to equivalent bodies such as the Photographic Society of America and others, thus affording its members contact with international affairs of photography.
PSSA organises National and International Photographic Salons and bestows Honours and Awards to its membership. A quarterly magazine, IMAGE, is publish for the benefit of the members. The Board of Directors are elected by the members. Through Congresses held annually the PSSA provides a platform to meet fellow photographers and hear speakers who are recognised as leading authorities in their particular fields.
The Society monitor and censors images deemed unfit for public viewing within their sphere of influence. Additionally the PSSA endeavours to protect members and affiliated clubs from competitions that champion unfair and unprincipled terms and conditions that would divest them of the rights to their photographs.
PSSA website is: www.pssa.co.za and can be followed on FaceBook.
Pro-Imaging is a worldwide support group for professional photographers
who are pro-active in defending photographers rights.