The AIPP Board and membership community wish to acknowledge the long, exciting and greatly honoured career in photography of William Long APPLM MPhotogV FNZIPP FBIPP FRPS HonLMPPAQ HonLMBIPP HonLMAIPP.
William has made a bold life decision to return permanently to his roots in England. We are immensely proud that many of his years as a professional photographer in Australia were as a distinguished member of the AIPP.
William’s involvement with the AIPP awards at both state and national level saw him personally rise to the level of Master Photographer V. He has contributed selflessly to the richness, professionalism and value of the AIPP and in its day, the ACMP, for the betterment of the industry and our members including:
- Vice National President AIPP
- Vice National President ACMP
- State President of Queensland Division of AIPP
- AIPP Membership & Accreditation Committee Member
- QPPA (Queensland Awards) Chairman and Chairman of Jurors.
William has been bestowed with multiple honorary recognitions from photographic associations including the AIPP, BIPP, NZIPP and RPS as well as becoming a trusted ambassador for many of the industries leading brands.
Never one to shy away from speaking his mind, he showed courage and passion when it was important to do so – even when difficult jobs needed to be done.
William’s longest-standing commitment has been one of his own initiatives, PhotoWatchDog, which provides education to ensure fair terms and conditions for photographic competitions for both entrants and organisers.
We’re reassured to know that William will continue his work in this area.
We wish him every success in the next stage of his life. A new adventure that will, in his own inimitable style, be far from retiring.
You can see photos from William’s farewell drinks here.
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