Bowie-Crofton Camera Club 

Promoting Photographic Skill and Enjoyment
Throughout Central and Southern Maryland.

PSA: Worldwide Organization Promotes Photography

by Dick Whitley, PSA Representative
The Photographic Society of America (PSA), established in 1936, is one of the largest associations of its kind, bringing together amateur and professional enthusiasts of all ages and levels of achievement. As a non-profit organization, its mission is to promote and enhance the art and science of photography in all its phases, among members and non-members alike. PSA has members in 73 countries.

The monthly PSA Journal, included with your membership, is an excellent way to get started in the Society. Every quarter (January, April, July, and October) there is a listing called Services and Activities. There you will find the various offerings by division within each service or activity. The Journal publishes informative articles by fellow members that might introduce you to a new photographic approach or suggest ways to improve your work.

The Society offers a main web site ( as well as a variety of “satellite” web sites (which can be accessed from the main site) that provide information about the Society and the divisions — what they are all about, what they offer, and how you can get involved. If you haven’t visited it yet, you are in for a real treat because it includes a wealth of information and a look at a growing body of work by fellow PSA members.

If you have questions about additional PSA activities or membership, contact Dick Whitley ( B-CCC’s PSA representative and Director of PSA Region 1.

Background image by Vincent Ferrari