Preface - I received the Master of Photography Degree in 2000 - noting this because facebook folk thought the images were current.
Today on facebook it was brought to my attention that folk may wonder what 'Master Photographer' is about, from whence and where it hails, and who confers this degree. The Professional Photographers of America (PPA, since 1880) offers a few degree programs, one of which is the Master of Photography Degree.
It typically takes 4 or more years to earn and requires 25 merits - earned through education, national print competition, service, speaking, and exhibition. When I received my degree in 2000, it was necessary to have the CPP degree first (Certified Professional Photographer), which culminates in a rather long written exam.
Here are a few shots from the PPA National Convention in Las Vegas in 2000, with my daughter, Tabitha, and some of the crew from PPGNY (Greater New York chapter).
June and her daughter, Tabitha, in Las Vegas in 2000 at the PPA National Convention
The Degree Diploma
June, Tabitha, and a few of the crew from PPGNY (Greater New York)