Published 27/01/17

Leicester Photographer earns Highest Degree in photography

Maz Mashru, owner of Maz of Leicester LTD, Leicester England, has achieved the highest earned honor of the photography profession - the American Society of Photographers Fellowship Degree.


He will be presented the Fellowship at Professional Photographers of Americas Imaging USA in San Antonio Texas on January 5-10 2017.

The American Society of Photographers was founded in 1937 to further the profession as an art and a science. Since 1968, only 120 photographers have achieved this level.

The Fellowship is awarded to an individual for exemplary work and aspiring achievement in photography. Candidates must submit a portfolio of 25 images, impeccably printed and mounted, along with a written artists statement of no less than 2000 words describing life work, professional achievements, personal experiences, future aspirations, and major influences. A panel of five carefully selected judges evaluates the paper and portfolio - all hold a PPA Masters Degree and four are ASP Fellows. One cannot serve as a judge more than once every two years.

Recipients of the Fellowship have a responsibility to pass their knowledge and experience to their fellow photographers, be they students, novices or experienced professionals. Recipients are expected to uphold and foster the highest ideals of the Society and profession they should never pass up an opportunity that might help advance photography or enhance the prestige of the degree.

Maz is possibly the highest qualified photographer in Europe. He has

  • Master Photographer Professional Photographers of America PPA.
  • Craftsman Photographer Professional Photographers of America PPA.
  • Fellowship of Royal photographic Society RPS
  • Fellowship of British Institute of Professional Photographers BIPP.
  • Fellowship of Master Photographer Association MPA
  • Fellowship of Society of Wedding and Portrait Photography SWPP.
  • Fellowship of British Portrait Photography Association BPPA.
  • Fellowship of Malta Institute of Professional Photography MIPP.
  • Qualified European Photographer QEP.
  • Fellowship of American Society of Photography ASP

He has been twice named Photographer of the Year. Maz has won several Kodak Gold Awards. He has won numerous other prestigious awards worldwide. Maz has won 3rd prize of £1000 and Bronze award at Royal Photography Society. The list of his successes is endless.

Maz has been commissioned to assignments internationally, including Australia, Dubai. India, USA and Canada to name a few.
He has been invited to judge photography internationally.
With Mazs talent he has photographed two British Prime Ministers and their cabinets as their official portraits.
All these achievements make Maz as the most celebrated British photographer. Maz has also appeared in television and radio.

1st Published 27 January 2017 12:26 Posted by Ben Jones
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