Master of Photography Degree awarded from the Professional
Photographers of America, 1963
Photographic Craftsman Degree awarded from the Professional Photographers of America, 1968
Associate Degree awarded from the American Society of Photographers, 1983
Fellowship Degree awarded from the American Society of Photographers, 1982
Fellowship Degree awarded from the British Institute of Professional Photographers, 1969
Fellowship Degree awarded from Britain's Royal Society of Arts, 1989
Premier recipient of the American Society of Photographer's
ASP International Award, 1982.
This award is in recognition of the photographer's whose life' work has made the greatest contribution to the field of professional photography on the international, historical and professional levels. This distinction represents appreciation for one's total contribution to the field of photography.
Categories of qualification for this award are:
1. Life Body of Works
2. Contribution to Photography through Documentation Work of Historical Value
3. Contribution to Photography on an Educational Level and to Professional Photographers at an International Level
Future recipients of this distinction include, Dr. Edwin Land (inventor of the Polaroid camera), George Hurrell, National Geographic, NASA, Howard Baker, Gina Lollabrigida and Robert Farber.
Recipient of the Professional Photographers of California's Award of Excellence, 1993. Previous recipients of this prestigious award include Ansel Adams, Bret Weston and Ruth Bernhard.
Jay's devotion to photographic education earned him the Eastman
Kodak Company's Steuben Crystal Apple Award, in appreciation and
recognition for his continuous involvement in the field of photographic