Milestones

1950 Singapore Camera Club organises its first photographic competition.

1953 The 1st Malayan Photographic Exhibition is held.

1956 Singapore Camera Club changes its name to The Photographic Society of Singapore (PSS).

1957 PSS organises the prestigious annual International Photographic Exhibition
(later, Singapore International Salon of Photography; now known as Singapore International Photography Awards).

1978 PSS organises a historic trip to China for its members.

1980 PSS organises the World Photographic Congress, one of the largest photographic events in South-east Asia.

1984 PSS purchases its first property at No. 6, Lorong 7 Geylang for $550,000.

1997 PSS raises funds for Dover Park Hospice.

2001 The biennial Photo & Imaging Asia exhibition is initiated by PSS.

2003 PSS spearheads the steering committee for ClickArt: World Photojournalists Meet, held in conjunction with Photo & Imaging Asia.

2007 PSS publishes Harmony of Minds – Celebrating Interfaith in Singapore to promote inter-religious harmony through photography.

Proceeds from the sponsorship and sale of the book totalling $130,000 go towards the President’s Challenge to help needy Singaporeans.

Project adviser Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan is one of the contributing photographers. Others include former Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Information, Communications and the Arts Yatiman Yusof and PSS honorary chairman Kwek LengUoo.