PAI - Photography and Imaging was created in the 1950's and its mission is to act as as a forum for varied
interest in the photographic arts. PAI is run by volunteers.
PAI continues to establish itself as a popular and prestigious group by presenting various photographic leaders and their work,
along with educators, editors, archivists, curators, photographic collectors, photographers' representatives and manufacturers
to share ideas and exchange experiences.
PAI meetings are held at the distinguished Salmagundi club at 47 Fifth ave. http://www.salmagundi.org/ . PAI meetings from October to May. Please join us at 6PM for a dinner and is followed by a presentation by a distinguished professional in the Photographic Arts.
PAI roster of speakers has included many of the prominent leaders in the photographic industry such as Lucien Clerque,
Fritz Goro, John Isaac, Arthur Leipzig, John Loengard, Marvin Newman, Jay Maisel, Joe McNally, Duane Michals, Ben Ross,
Howard Schatz, Joseph Costa, William Gottlieb, Jan Ralph, John Morris, Gordon Parks, Costa Peterson, Arthur Tress, Tony Vaccaro....
The PAI Honorary Lifetime Achievement Awards have been given to Eddie Adams, Ken Burns, Sonja Bullaty & Angelo Lomeo,
Arnold Newman, Cornell Capa, David Douglas Duncan, Jacob Deschin, Roy DeCarava, Andreas Feininger, Alfred Eisenstaedt,
Ernst Haas, Mary Ellen Mark, Barbara Morgan, Ralph Morse, Bernice Abbott, Victor Keppler, Carl Mydans, John Loengard,
Jay Maisel, Andre Kertesz, James Nachtwey, Arthur Rothstein, Harry Garfield, Eugene Richards, Philippe Halsman,
Yousuf Karsh, George Silk, and David Vestal....
The PAI Awards for Technical Achievement have been given to Dr. Harold Edgerton, Martin Forscher, Fritz Goro,
Alfred Gescheidt, and NASA.....
The PAI Awards for Education have been given to The University of Missouri, International Center of Photography,
New School-Parsons School of Design, Smithsonian Institution, and the Rehabilitation Through Photography.
PAI's Vision: To bring people together who are passionate about Photography
PAI's Mission: to grow PAI, to share the joy of photography while building camaraderie and to inspire creativity.