The Photographic Society of America (PSA)

The Photographic Society of America (PSA) is a worldwide organization for anyone with an interest in photography. Founded in 1934, the Society is for casual shutterbugs, serious amateurs, and professional photographers.

PSA has members in over 70 countries. Individual and photo organization memberships offer a wide variety of services and activities: a monthly journal; online photo galleries; image evaluation; study groups; courses; competitions; an annual conference; opportunities for recognition of photographic achievement and service; and discounts on photography-related products and services.

To learn more about PSA and its activities, visit About PSA.

PSA Mission Statement

  • PSA promotes the art and science of photography as a means of communication, image appreciation and cultural exchange.
  • PSA provides education, information, inspiration and opportunity to all persons interested in photography.
  • The Society fosters personal growth and expression, creativity, excellence and ethical conduct in all aspects of photographic endeavor. 

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More Information About PSA

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PSA Councils Challenge

Each year  PSA hosts a "PSA Councils Challenge" competition open to PSA member organizations that include several camera clubs - whether the organization is called a Council, a Federation, or an Association. The results are announced at the PSA Annual Conference.


S4C participates each year in the Councils Challenge.


Click here for more details and past results.

PSA Southern California Roundup Chapter

The Southern California Roundup Chapter of PSA (known as the SoCal Chapter or the "Roundup") is a local branch of the Society that was organized under the Society's Bylaws in 1955.  The Southern California Roundup Chapter received its PSA charter in 1991 at the PSA Annual Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.


The Chapter holds an annual full-day event of photography programs at various locations around Southern California based on a photo opportunity that is available in that location at that time.  These events are free or at a greatly reduced rate for PSA members.


Link to the Chapter's Facebook page!

S4C Membership in PSA

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