About - John Newton EFIAP, MAPS, SSAPS

John has been an active enthusiast photographer for over 65 years and is a member of The Australian Photographic Society (APS), Photographic Society of America (PSA) and Federation International De L’Art Photographique (FIAP)


He has had a long association with the Camera club movement as member, office bearer (various positions including President, Competition Secretary, Training Officer, Publicity Officer and FCC delegate), and was awarded Life Membership of his local club in 2003. He also gives his time to other clubs as a judge and speaker. At a state level he has served a number of terms on the executive of the Federation of Camera Clubs NSW, and on seven occasions has been a major presenter at judges training courses for that state Body.


His interest extends into most areas of photography in both print and digital formats.  He appreciates and enjoys all styles of photographic expression. However, in his own photography, he has a particular leaning towards Nature and Photojournalism.  


John has been a highly successful exhibitor and judge in both National and International Exhibitions, he is also regularly invited to judge at Local Shows, Art Exhibitions and The Federation of Camera Clubs Topshot and Interclub competitions.  His success has been acknowledged by The Australian Photographic Society by the awards of Associate (AAPS) in 2004, Fellow (FAPS) in 2013 and Master (MAPS) in 2014. His achievements were also recognized internationally by Federation International De L’Art Photographique with the award recognition of AFIAP (Artiste FIAP) in 2012 and then EFIAP (Excellence FIAP) in 2013.


As well as his images being displayed and awarded in numerous National and International Exhibitions, John has enjoyed a great deal of success in running and mounting of various exhibitions and was the founding Chairman of Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography which he ran for the first Twenty five years of its operation and is still on the committee.  He was also Exhibition chairman of a Bicentennial project “Face of Australia Photographic Competition” in 1988.


In recognition of his service to photography in 1997 the Australian Photographic Society honored John with a service award SSAPS for outstanding service to the Australian Photographic Society, especially recognizing his service to photography within the State.


John is currently a member of Cronulla Sharks Photography Club, The Entrance Camera Club and St George Leagues Photographic Society. He is the NSW State Representative of the Australian Photographic Society and a Councilor of the Nature Group of that Organization