AIPP Honour Roll

Honours Ribbons awarded for service to the Institute and Photographic Industry.

The awarding of an AIPP honour is the highest level of recognition the Institute can award for contribution to the industry, they are not given lightly and considerable research is undertaken on possible candidates. The assessment and review of nominees is an ongoing process that can take many years as nominees progress to the top of the list. Each year the ongoing contribution and actions of nominees are assessed and can influence the nominees' viability as an honours recipient.

Past National Presidents

The AIPP is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. Since its inception, hundreds of members have given countless hours of their business, family and leisure time to ensure the AIPP has survived and prospered. We thank them all for their contribution.

We also challenge the next generation of photographic professionals to help secure the vibrancy and growth of professional photography with their contribution to the running of the AIPP.

Claude McCarthy OAM 1963 - 1967
HonFAIPP

Geoff Cummings 1968 - 1969
HonFAIPP

Val Foreman 1970 - 1973
HonFAIPP MPhotog

Max Farrell 1974 - 1975
HonFAIPP AAIPP

David McCarthy OAM 1976 - 1977
HonLM HonFAIPP AAIPP

Ian McKenzie OAM 1978 - 1979
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotog

Peter Whyte 1980
HonFAIPP AAIPP

Norman Danvers 1981

Peter Foeden 1982 - 1983
HonFAIPP APPL MPhotog

Will Street 1984 - 1985
HonFAIPP

Robert Gray 1986 - 1987
HonFAIPP AAIPP

Kevin O'Daly 1988 - 1990
HonFAIPP APPL MPhotog

Malcolm Mathieson 1991 - 1993
HonFAIPP APPL MPhotog

Richard Bennett 1994 - 1995
FAIPP HonFAIPP APPL MPhotogIV

Mark Fitz-Gerald 1995 - 1997
HonFAIPP APPL

Gregory Hocking 1997 - 1999
FAIPP HonFAIPP APPL GMPhotog

Marc Fenning 1999 - 2000
AAIPP

Eric Victor-Predraut 2000 - 2002
HonFAIPP APPL MPhotog

Ian van der Wolde 2002 - 2004
FAIPP HonFAIPP APPL MPhotogIII

Philip Kuruvita 2004 - 2006
FAIPP APPL GMPhotog

Jackie Dean 2006 - 2008
FAIPP HonFAIPP FNZIPP APPL GMPhotog

Alice Bennett 2008 - 2010
HonFAIPP MPhotogII

Robert Edwards 2010 - 2012
HonFAIPP APPL

Kylie Lyons 2012 - 2014
HonLM APPL MPhotogI

Ross Eason 2014 - 2016
HonFAIPP HLM APPL MPhotogI

Vittorio Natoli 2016 - 2018
APPL GMPhotog

John Swainston 2018 - 2019
HonFAIPP

Melissa Neumann 2019
APPL MPhotog

Louise Bagger 2019 - 2021
APP AAIPP

Fellows of the AIPP

Fellowship is an Honour which recognises the outstanding value of an individual's achievement. Evidence of considerable photographic excellence would almost certainly be required as well as a history of outstanding service to the Institute, the photographic industry and Community.

Whereas a Master of Photography or a Grand Master is a recognition of photographic excellence already recognised through the APPA system, a Fellowship is most unlikely to be awarded for photographic achievement alone. With no more than the one dimension of photographic excellence, there is little chance of attaining the award of Fellowship.

The Institute's highest honour is, therefore, one which is regarded as paramount in the Profession of Photography in Australia. This Honour is only considered for AIPP members who have been financial for a minimum of 5 years.

Ribbon FAIPP

Fellow - FAIPP
(No Award Ribbon) (Purple)

Peter Adams
FAIPP MPhotog

George Apostolidis
FAIPP GMPhotog

John Aktins 
FAIPP HonLM

Brian Barrow
FAIPP HonLM

Richard Bennett OAM
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotogIV

Robert Billington
FAIPP MPhotog

Brian Brandt
FAIPP HonLM

John Cato
FAIPP HonFAIPP

Geoff Comfort
FAIPP GMPhotog

Michael Coyne
FAIPP HonFAIPP

David Cumming
FAIPP

Jacqui Dean
FAIPP HonFAIPP GMPhotog

Max Dupain
FAIPP HonFAIPP

Peter Eastway
FAIPP HonFAIPP HonFNZIPP GMPhotog

Peter Foeden
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotog

Val Foreman
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotog

Tim Griffith
FAIPP GMPhotog

Ian Hawthorne
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotog

Tony Hewitt
FAIPP HonFAIPP GMPhotog

Robyn Hills
FAIPP GMPhotog

Greg Hocking
FAIPP HonFAIPP GMPhotog

Owen Hughes
FAIPP MPhotog

Robert Imhoff
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotogI

Attila Kiraly
FAIPP HonLM

Philip Kuruvita
FAIPP GMPhotog

Mike Langford
FAIPP GMNZIPP GMPhotog

Ian McKenzie OAM
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotogI

Claude McCarthy OAM
FAIPP HonFAIPP

Jeff Moorfoot
FAIPP HonLM MPhotogV

David Oliver
FAIPP GMPhotog

David Paterson
FAIPP HonLM HonFAIPP GMPhotog

Robert Piccoli
FAIPP MPhotogIV

Athol Schmith
FAIPP

Heide Smith
FAIPP HonLM HonFAIPP

Dr Doug Spowart
FAIPP MPhotogIII

Ruby Spowart
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotogII

Ian van der Wolde
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotogIV

Dr Les Walkling
FAIPP

Michael Warshall
FAIPP MPhotog

Richard White
FAIPP MPhotogII

Lyn Whitfield-King
FAIPP GMPhotog

Richard Woldendorp
FAIPP HonLM MPhotog

Milton Wordley
FAIPP MPhotogII

Yervant Zanazanian
FAIPP GMPhotog

Honorary Fellows of the AIPP

Honorary Fellowship is an Honour which recognises the outstanding value of an individual's long-standing contribution in the area of service to the Institute, Industry or Community. The Institute's second-highest honour may be awarded to members and non-members alike and is the highest honour possible to be awarded to a non-member.

Ribbon - HON FAIPP

Fellow - FAIPP
(No Award Ribbon) (Grey)

Michael Amendolia
HonFAIPP

Andris Apse
HonFAIPP

Paul Arthur
HonFAIPP

John Atkins
HonFAIPP

Richard Bennett OAM
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotogIV

Ray Blackbourn
HonFAIPP

Paul Burrows
HonFAIPP

Jeff Carter
HonFAIPP

John Cato
FAIPP HonFAIPP

Christine Chester
HonLM HonFAIPP

Neville Coleman OAM
HonFAIPP

Prof. Des Crawley
HonFAIPP

Dr Victoria Cooper
HonFAIPP MPhotog

Olive Cotton
HonFAIPP

Michael Coyne
FAIPP HonFAIPP

Geoff Cumming
HonFAIPP

Paul Curtis
HonFAIPP

John de Rooy
HonFAIPP

Jacqui Dean
FAIPP HonFAIPP GMPhotog

Professor Des Crawley
HonFAIPP

Peter Dombrovskis
HonFAIPP

Ken Duncan
HonFAIPP

Max Dupain
FAIPP HonFAIPP

Ross Eason
HonFAIPP HonLM MPhotogI

Peter Eastway
FAIPP HonFAIPP HonFNZIPP GMPhotog

Robert Edwards
HonFAIPP APPL

Max Farrell
HonFAIPP AAIPP

Mark Fitz-Gerald
HonFAIPP

Peter Foeden
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotog

Val Foreman
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotog

Sudershan Gajree OAM
HonFAIPP FBIPP AAIPP

Rob Gatto
HonFAIPP

Kate Geraghty
HonFAIPP

Robert Gray
HonFAIPP AAIPP

Alice Gray
HonFAIPP MPhotogII

John Gollings OAM
HonFAIPP

Ian Hawthorne
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotog

Tony Hewitt
HonFAIPP FNZIPP GMPhotog

Greg Hocking
FAIPP HonFAIPP GMPhotog

Robert Imhoff
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotogI

John Lamb
HonFAIPP

Lord Patrick Litchfield
HonFAIPP

David Malin
HonFAIPP

Malcolm Mathieson
HonFAIPP MPhotog

Graham McCarter
HonFAIPP

Claude McCarthy OAM
FAIPP HonFAIPP

David McCarthy OAM
HonFAIPP HonLM AAIPP

Robert McFarlane
HonFAIPP

John McKay
HonFAIPP

Ian McKenzie OAM
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotogI

Ron McKenzie
HonFAIPP

David Moore
HonFAIPP

Julie Moss
HonFAIPP

Neil Murray
HonFAIPP

Gael Newton
HonFAIPP

Kevin O’Daly
HonFAIPP MPhotog

Steve Parish OAM
HonFAIPP

David Paterson
FAIPP HonLM HonFAIPP GMPhotog

Ian Poole
HonFAIPP MPhotog

Bruce Postle
HonFAIPP

Bruce Pottinger
HonFAIPP MPhotog

David Puddifoot
HonFAIPP

Richard Sherwin
HonFAIPP MPhotog

Wolfgang Sievers
HonFAIPP

Anna Smith OBE
HonFAIPP

Heidi Smith
FAIPP HonFAIPP AAIPP

Dr Doug Spowart
FAIPP MPhotogIII

Ruby Spowart
FAIPP HonFAIPP MPhotogII

Will Street
HonFAIPP

Dacre Stubbs
HonFAIPP AAIPP

John Swainston
HonFAIPP

Max Townsend
HonFAIPP

Ian van der Wolde
HonFAIPP MPhotogIV

Eric Victor
HonFAIPP MPhotog

Michael Wenrich
HonFAIPP

James White
HonFAIPP

Peter Whyte
HonFAIPP AAIPP

Max Williams
HonFAIPP

Honorary Life Members of the AIPP

Honorary Life Member is an Honour which recognises the value of an individual's contribution in a particular area of service to the Institute and Industry. This honour may be awarded to members and non-members alike.

Ribbon - HonLM

Honorary Life Member - Hon.LM
(No Award Ribbon) (Blue)

Rick Altman
HonLM AAIPP

John Atkins
HonLM FAIPP

Sandy Barrie
HonLM

Brian Barrow
HonLM FAIPP

Janie Boyd
HonLM AAIPP

Paul Burrows
HonLM

Craig Bassett
HonLM

Des Birt
HonLM MPhotog

John Bodin
HonLM MPhotogI

Brian Brandt
FAIPP HonLM

Don Burrows
HonLM

Fred Cherry
HonLM

Christine Chester
HonLM HonFAIPP

Peter Cocklin
HonLM

Mike Connell
HonLM MPhotog

Keith Cook
HonLM

Keith Davis
HonLM

Tim Dean
HonLM

Ross Eason
HonFAIPP HonLM MPhotogI

Denny Field
HonLM

Geoff Harrisson
HonLM AAIPP

Peter Hay
HonLM

Marianne Irvine
HonLM AAIPP

Dave Jarvis
HonLM

Stephen Jones
HonLM GMPhotog

Attila Kiraly
FAIPP HonLM

Leon Kozyrski
HonLM

Susen Lewis
HonLM MPhotogI

William Long
FBIPP FRPS HonLM MPhotogV

Kylie Lyons
HonLM MPhotogI

David McCarthy OAM
HonFAIPP HonLM AAIPP

Jeff Moorfoot
FAIPP HonLM MPhotogV

Julie Moss
HonLM

Adrian Nicholson
HonLM

Bryan Pascall
HonLM

David Paterson
FAIPP HonLM HonFAIPP GMPhotog

Laurie Rogers
HonLM

Christopher Shain
HonLM APPL AAIPP

Rick Sherwin
HonLM

Meaghan Simms
HonLM AAIPP

Bob van der Toorren
HonLM

Craig Wetjen
HonLM MPhotogI

Bevan Williams
HonLM AAIPP

Richard Woldendorp
FAIPP HonLM MPhotog

Mike Wood
HonLM AAIPP

Marie Young
HonLM

The Claude McCarthy Award

Awarded by the AIPP Honours Committee. This award recognises a long period of effort and dedication to the Institute. It is named after the founding father of the Institute - Claude McCarthy

Ribbon - Claude McCarthy

Claude McCarthy Awards
(No award Ribbon) (Green)

Bruce Pottinger 1995
HonFAIPP APPLM MPhotogI

Brian Brandt 1996
FAIPP

Nancy Cohen 1997
AAIPP

Grant Matthews 1999

Peter Owen 2001
MPhotog

Ian Howell 2005
AAIPP

Bryan Chester 2006
MPhotog

Alan Waugh 2007

Fran Howlett 2008

Vicki Kuruvita 2009

Tim Dean (posthumously) 2010

Pam de Rooy 2011

Michelle Tuddenham 2012

Bambi Wixon 2013

Judy Eason 2013

Gavin Blue 2014

Paul Curtis 2015
HonFAIPP

John Sinisgalli 2016

Mark Zed 2017
MPhotog

Melinda Comerford 2017
MPhotog

Keren Dobia 2018
MPhotogIII

Katrina Ferguson 2018
AAIPP

Louise Bagger 2019
AAIPP