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2017 Photography Judges

John Lowe and Jacob Mosser III

John Lowe is a retired mechanical engineer and a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, MA, as well as a former officer in the U.S. Army and a Vietnam veteran. He is a Master Member of the New England Camera Club Council; former President and Treasurer and a 40-year member of the Merrimack Valley Camera Club; former Chairman and a long-time member of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists; former Chairman and Treasurer of the Yankee Photographic Society (now dissolved); a member of the Southeast Volusia Camera Club, Florida; and a 35-year member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA). John started out working in color slides and also made black and white prints and color prints in the darkroom for many years. Eventually he converted to digital. John enjoys nature photography but is also known for his images of hot rods and antique cars and, for the past few years, his surfing images. He has been competing in and won many awards in camera club and PSA competitions since the late 1970s. John has judged for numerous camera club competitions and has been a member of the annual Print Competition Committee at the New England Camera Club Council Photography Conference for many years.

Jacob Mosser III is a serious amateur and semiprofessional photographer who has been obsessed with photography for the past 30 years. He has earned photographic honors from the Photographic Society of America (PSA), the New England Camera Club Council, and the Greater Lynn Photographic Association for both his skills with the camera and his efforts on behalf of the photographic community. Jake has judged and lectured on photography throughout the Northeast and for various photographic organizations in the U.S. and Canada. He is a past Chairman of PSA’s Nature Division, past President and honorary life Vice President of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association, past Chairman of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists (an invitation-only nature group), and past President of the New England Camera Club Council. Jake is most at home in the field with camera in hand, but he finds great satisfaction in teaching the techniques and vision he has learned through experience and the kindness of other sharing photographers.