Joe started to participate in international salon competitions from 2010 and is now an accomplished international exhibitor and salon judge. His major areas of interest in photography includes sports, travel, photojournalism and landscape.
Over the years, Joe has achieved his Grand Master (GMPSA) and Gold portfolio (GPSA) distinctions with PSA and obtained his EFIAP/Diamond 3 levels from FIAP. Joe has ranked 12 times in the world’s top-10 lists of the PSA’s Who’s Who in Photography in 4 different categories across a number of years.
Additionally, Joe has acquired other international recognized photographic distinctions of APSEM/bronze from the Australian Photographic Society (Australia); Crown 5, VIP-5 and the Zeus title from Global Photographers Union (GPU); as well as Senior Fellow WIEP from Wilmington International, USA.
To date, Joe has been awarded over 13,710 acceptances and has won 1,800 awards from international exhibitions over 70 countries. This includes 53 FIAP Blue Pins for “Best Author”, 100 PSA Gold medals, 75 FIAP Gold medals and 1,640 other awards.
Joseph Tam Photo Distinctions
GMPSA, GPSA, EFIAP/d3, GPU CR-5, GPU VIP-5, GPU Zeus, APSEM/b, SFWIEP