Barrie Wilkins - Gone but not forgotten
Barrie was larger than life and has been such an inspiration to everyone…
we’ll miss that ready smile and sense of humour that was never far from his lips.
Barrie was active photographically and continued practicing optometry right until his untimely death on July 20 2014 at the ripe young age of 78.
He won international accolades for both his photographic ability and his service and traveled widely to judge, lecture and present. He was on the Board of PSSA for more than 40 years and had just served his first year on the Board of PSA (Photographic Society of America), the first person from outside of North America to serve on their Board.
In 1987 after serving his second two year term as President (he went on to serve two more terms) he was presented with an illuminated scroll , the words on which are just as true today as they were almost 30 years ago.
"With an alphabet of photographic honours after his name, none bought, none traded, all earned with acclamation from his colleagues and peers ... for the clarity of vision for the society which he has guided into exciting new dimensions ...with a loyalty and devotion to duty, the cause being placed before self ....with the personality to take people with him and to set the pace for all to follow.
Barrie Wilkins, we salute you, King of Cameramen, Prince of Photographers ......"
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