GERARD EMERY HONOURED WITH PSNZ SERVICE MEDAL
Within the rapidly changing, and sometimes unpredictable, world of photography, its strongest supporters, often each with their individual passions for the craft, continue to add fuel to its fire.
The Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) bestows a number of service awards to members who have made a significant contribution to the Society. Of these awards, the PSNZ Service Medal is one that has been given out so few times that you can count them on one hand. Gerard Emery, of CR Kennedy photographic distributors, is the latest recipient of the award. The prestigious medal is awarded for service of an outstanding nature.
Presented at an exclusive CR Kennedy Honours Banquet, PSNZ President, Peter Robertson, noted that CR Kennedy has continued to support the Society throughout the difficult times facing the photographic industry. Robertson also noted the hard work put into the relationship between the PSNZ and the distributor, saying it ensures, “that this support develops into a mutually beneficial long-term relationship — a romance, rather than a one-night stand.”
Of Gerard himself, Robertson says, “[he is] is a strong advocate for the Society within his industry, constantly pushing, prodding and cajoling his colleagues to support us. In both spirit and action, he is one of us.”