MAIN ACTIVITIES: -
Each year PSP will conduct an inhouse competition for its members
coupled with monthly organized photo outings. At the same time the
society also co-organizes with the
government and photography dealers to promote photography in the state.
Such organized activities include
photo competitions, photo seminars, slide shows and photography outings.
PENANG PHOTO SALON
& PENANG INTERNATIONAL PHOTO SALON .
In 1973 PSP started the first photo salon in Malaysia -1st PENANG PHOTO
SALON. The last of this series of salon was the 7th PENANG PHOTO
In 1980 Mr. Song Jin Tek was appointed the Salon Chairman by PSA.
He then organized the 1st PENANG INTERNATIONAL PHOTO SALON in 1982
which was recognized by the PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA (PSA)
& FEDERATION DE LˇĺART PHOTOGRAPHIQUE (FIAP). 42 countries
participated in this salon with about 3000 over entries. Since then PSP
has been organizing this PENANG INTERNATIONAL PHOTO SALON once
every 2 years. The last salon was the 10th Penang International Photo
Salon in 2001. However after a lapse of 16 years, the 11th Penang International Salon
2017 was hosted again under the Chairmanship of Jeff Khor Sek Min
incollaboration with the society's 50th Anniversary Celebration.
In the year 1984, Mr. Song Jin Tek was the first photographer in
Malaysia to become the world best top ten photographer and became a 5
Star Photo Exhibitor of the PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA.
PSP HONOUR AWARDS
In 1983, Mr. Song Jin Tek ( Honour Award Chairman ) was
responsible in planning for the guide lines for the PSP Honour Awards.
With this PSP became the first society in Malaysia with an Award system
based on the evaluation of submitted works of photographers.
In the year 1997, Mr. Looi Toong Hong (president) organized the 16th
CONGRESS OF THE FEDERATION OF ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC ART (FAPA 1998). More
than 400 participants from 17 countries took part in this congress
which was held in Penang.
In 2002 Mr Looi organized the "The Beautiful Penang ˇą FROM THE WORLD
CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHERSˇĺ PRESPECTIVE" which was jointly organized
by The Society of Worldwide Ethnic Chinese
Photographers and The Photographic Society Of
Penang, and sponsored by the Penang State Government, it was held
in Penang from 20th - 25th September 2002 (Five days). This event
consists of a photography exhibition; a seminar, outdoors photography
sessions, dinners, cultural performances and many other exciting
activities were aimed to provide more interesting images of Penang. The
selected images were published in a book entitled ˇćOoh! Penangˇç,
which was also a photographic competition organized by PSP in
conjunction with its 35th anniversary.
Then in 2014, the 24th Congress of FAPA was again hosted
in Penang by PSP under the Chairmanship of Looi Toong Hong. This
attracted around 400 participants with a large number from China
treating them to our multi cultural festivals, a feast for the eyes as
well as to their palates with our Penang food.
Time flies and before we know, we
touched 50. The 50th
Anniversary Dinner 2017 was celebrated with a big gathering at Lot
33 Prangin Mall, Komtar with past and present members and a strong
support from other local member societies. Awards from HonFPSP, MEPSP,
the long awaited HonEFAPA and certificates of Appreciations were handed
out to our backroom boys who had played a great part in bringing out
society to what it is today. Terry Tan Tong Toon, the appointed
Chairman did a great job.
PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF PENANG
Few years ago, Penang Photographic Society of Penang had a dream. We
inspire to organize a conference for all photographic artists in Asia.
Then, we had another dream. In commemoration with the 35th
Anniversary, we were inspired in publishing a photographic book which
truly the brain-child and efforts of Penangites, which we can proudly
call ˇćOoh! Penangˇç.
We are zealous to make the Pearl Of the Orient known to the whole world
and let the pearl shine again. This is our pledge to our
We were born and rooted in Penang. We can see marks and legally of till
and toil of our ancestors. Everyone of us in our childhood were amazed
by the beauty of the hills and the shores of Penang that those who have
left the island to stay elsewhere will suffer some degree of
homesickness with a strong desire to come back to Penang again, our
It is the inspiration of all Penangites to keep our edge and to nurture
our rich cultures and heritage. Which this inspiration and admiration,
we photographic artists pledge to snap and capture every aspect of the
life and the emblems of Penang and put all our effort in a photography
book which depicts the eternal beauty of the Pearl of the Orient.