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MPA First Bar: Ian Grant, 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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PPOC Director of the Board - British Columbia, David Szabo, CPA SPA


We'd like to introduce you to the PPOC Director of the Board from British Columbia, David Szabo. "Photography had been a hobby before it became my profession. When I got out of high school, I got to borrow my parents little plastic 126 Argus camera for one summer. I realized the power of images and photography that summer. First camera purchased: Canon AE-1 body and 50mm lens. A lot of my money...

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PPOC National Board Member: Alison Berk, MPA


On the Professional Photographer's of Canada's executive board, sits a director representing each province in Canada. The Saskatchewan representative is Alison Berk, MPA from Humboldt, SK. Alison is also the voice we hear on the PPOC's free webinar series offered to all members! "I started off taking the fine arts program at the U of S a hundred years ago. It taught me a lot of great stuff,...

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PPOC National Executive Director - Tanya Thompson


A photographer I am NOT. I was a Fine Arts major at University and theatre has been in my blood since I was a young teen, but it wasn't something that my family took seriously, and in all fairness, there wasn't a great job market for thespians in Saskatchewan:) My Dad once asked me what I would actually be qualified to do when I completed school- "wash a bus?". Tanya with her father at age 2: "I...

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PPOC National Director of the Board - Ken Frazer


Over the next few weeks, we'd like to introduce you to the people working behind the scenes to keep the PPOC running and moving forward; your PPOC executive board members. We will start with the Director of the Board, Ken Frazer from Brandon, MB. "I began my photography career by apprenticing. I shot weddings when I was 16 in my home town of Swan River, MB. I bought the studio when I was 19. I am...

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