About the Society

The Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers

was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit, honorary organization dedicated to the art of motion picture still photography.

Our interests include the promotion of archival preservation of still pictures shot during the production of motion pictures for their historical and cultural importance and to provide a forum for our members to exchange ideas and discuss the ever changing issues facing photographers today.

Our members hail from the US, Canada, Great Britain, Denmark, Spain, France, Iran and Australia.

Board of Directors

  • Nicola Goode - CoPresident
  • Merie Weismiller Wallace - CoPresident
  • Tony Rivetti Jr. - Vice President West coast
  • Macall Polay - Vice President East Coast
  • Jessica Forde - Vice President International
  • Hopper Stone - Secretary
  • Justin Lubin - Treasurer

Founding Members

  • Peter Sorel
  • Melinda Sue Gordon
  • Anthony Friedkin
  • Elliott Marks
  • Stephen Vaughan
  • Merrick Morton
  • Phil Caruso
  • Suzanne Hanover
  • Linda Chen
  • Ralph Nelson
  • Andrew Cooper
  • François Duhamel
  • David James

Member News

It's awards season in Hollywood, and our members have a few awards of their own:

Congratulations to the winners of the 52nd annual International Cinematographers Guild, Publicists Awards:

Excellence in Unit Still Photography for Motion Pictures

  • Wilson Webb

Excellence in Unit Still Photography for Television

  • Ursula Coyote

Congratulations to Suzanne Hanover for her 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Camera Operators.

Exhibitions and Select Publications

2014 “THE SLATE SHOW”
Online exhibition at smpsp.org

2012 “THE DIRECTORS”
Online exhibition at smpsp.org

2011 “CREW CALL: Celebrating the Crafts”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Theater, Beverly Hills, CA

2009 “SPOTLIGHT: Images by The Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers,”
Gray Tone Lab, Hollywood, CA

2008 “FREEZE FRAME 2008: An Exhibition of Prints Created During the Production of Feature Films,”
Arclight Cinemas, Hollywood, CA

2007 “SMPSP ANNUAL 2007,”
Published by the SMPSP, Los Angeles, CA

2007 “CINEMATIC MOODS: Images from the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers”
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

2005 “TAKE TWO: Recent Images From The Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Theater, Beverly Hills, CA

2004 “FREEZE FRAME: SMPSP,”
Arclight Cinemas, Hollywood, CA

2003 “FREEZE FRAME”
SMPSP at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California

2001 “MADE IN HOLLYWOOD: From the Archives of The Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers”
Czech Center of Photography, Prague, Czech Republic

2000 “BETWEEN TAKES: Art of The Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Theater, Exhibition and Catalog, Beverly Hills, California

2000 “BETWEEN TAKES: A Selection of Images”
The Art Association Artwest Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

1999 “AMERICAN FILM IMAGES: From the Collection of SMPSP”
Fototeka de Cuba, Havana, Cuba

1997 “The Hollywood Reporter Blu-Book 1997: Film & Television Directory.”
Hollywood, California

1997 “Photographs From the SMPSP”
The American Film Market-Post/LA 1997, Santa Monica, California

1996 “Photographs From the SMPSP”
ShowBiz Expo 1996, Los Angeles, California

1996 “SINGLE FRAMES: The Inauguration of the SMPSP”
G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, California