The Photographic Society of Macao is a non-profit making organization, established in January 25, 1958, the earliest photographic organization in Macao. The goal of the Society is to organize friends of photography to promote the art of photography. The Society is affiliated to The International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) and The Photographic Society of America (PSA). In 1985 the Society was awarded the Cultural Medal by the Governor of Macao for its long term contribution to the cultural and art activities of Macao.
The First Macao International Salon of Photography was held in 1981 and has become our major international biannual activity with participants from over 50 countries and awards in these Salons are also accredited internationally. Our patrons and sponsors are from leading Government officials and dignitaries from the Macao community. We also hold annual exhibitions on the works of our members and publish these works to encourage our members and to elevate their standards.
The Photographic Society of Macao holds bi-monthly competitions at 2 levels for it members and title examinations annually for Junior Fellow (APSM) and Senior Fellow (FPSM). The Society also holds photographic courses and seminars to enrich the photographic knowledge and techniques of our members. It also holds periodic training courses and photo competitions for the Macao Government and other organizations besides exhibitions to promote the art of photography and to train up photographers in Macao.
The Society has good relationships with international photographers and photographic organizations. Works of it members have been exhibited in 20 major cities in Mainland China, Taiwan, Portugal and Italy. We even have a PSM credit card issued by the Seng Heng Bank of Macao exclusively for our members since 1999.
In order to cope with the development of our Society we have bought the unit right above our office from funds raised in 2006 to 2007. Equipment to be installed in our extend office would include a small exhibition hall, digital-workshop, traditional-dark-room and a fully equipped studio for use by our members.