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PMA Show to Merge with International CES

14 June 2011
Published in Industry News

The Photo Marketing Association International (PMA) recently announced an agreement with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) to move the date, rename the September 2011 PMA International Convention and Trade Show and co-locate their respective conferences.

Under the agreement, the two groups will merge the PMA conference with...

2010: The Year of the Amateur Image-Maker?

08 March 2011
Published in Industry News

Two recent surveys have concluded that 2010 was a breakout year for amateur photography and videography.

According to a PMA Marketing Research report called "The Rise of the Amateur," increased access to camera equipment over the past year has led to a surge in advanced amateur photographers...

PMA's CliQ Show Coming This Fall

06 March 2011
Published in Industry News

Catering to the ever-evolving world of online community forums, the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) has debuted CliQ (cliqworld.com), a photo site to spotlight instructional articles, product reviews, contests and more for photo and video enthusiasts...

Marcia Rubenstein Named PMA's PIEA President

10 June 2010
Published in Special Honors

The Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA), a Photo Marketing Association member group, has announced that Marcia Rubenstein, of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif., has assumed the office of PIEA president.

Brian Wood Named PMA President for 2010-2011

09 June 2010
Published in Special Honors

The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations has named Brian Wood, of PhotoVision in Salem, Ore., as the new Photo Marketing Association (PMA) president for 2010-2011. Prior to his position as president-elect in 2009-2010, Wood served as PMA vice president and treasurer.

Fred Lerner Elected President of PMAI

21 March 2005
Published in People in the Industry

Fred H. Lerner, president and CEO of Ritz Interactive, based in Irvine, Calif., has been elected president of Photo Marketing Association International. Prior to holding the position of president-elect from 2004 to 2005, Lerner served as the association's vice president and treasurer.

David Ritz Named to PMA International Hall of Fame

12 March 2002
Published in Special Honors

David M. Ritz, chairman and CEO of Ritz Camera Centers, based in Beltsville, Md., has been named to the Photo Marketing Association International Hall of Fame, following in the footsteps of his father, Edward C. Ritz, who earned the association’s highest honor in 1984. Ritz was recognized for achieving personal success and helping advance the photo imaging industry.
PMA credited Ritz with transforming Ritz Camera into the largest specialty photographic chain in...

Call of the Wild

28 April 2000
Published in Publisher's Message

This is an issue I’ve been looking forward to since last summer. While on a nature photography road trip from Seattle to Grand Teton National Park, I stumbled on a photo gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyo. It was a Sunday night, so the gallery was closed, but I was transfixed by the photos displayed inside. I was heading back on the road early the next morning, so would not have a chance to enter the gallery, but I grabbed a courtesy catalog from a dispenser outside the door.

Continuing on my trip, the memory of those photos stayed with me. As I looked over the catalog along the way, I knew we had to share those photos—and this photographer—with our readers. One of the highlights of this issue on nature and wildlife photography has been getting to view more...

This Century: Brownies to Digital What comes next?

04 April 1999
Published in Publisher's Message

As we exit the 20th century, computers have become integral for processing virtually all aspects of human intellectual activity, from transacting business to conducting scientific research to facilitating communications and the arts. Little remains untouched by the computer's impact.

It has been intriguing to monitor the evolution of digital technologies within the photography industry, starting with the prototype systems for image capture and output to the current, fully conceived products. The move to digital has given us plenty to write about as photographers and photo users discover new opportunities...