James Pasqual Bettio

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James Pasqual Bettio is an American artist, photographer, educator, fashion designer, museum operator, and community organizer. He was a senator in the California Senior Legislature.[1][2] He is the founder of the Park Labrea Arts Council.[3] He attended the Brooks Institute of Photography beginning from 1960-1963, and received its Brooks Merit Achievement Award in 1967.[citation needed] He was named Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographers of America, and was the historic youngest member named to the Royal Photographic Society.[4] In 1970, he received the International Congress of Photographers award for artistic achievement for his invention of the artographic process, his 30th such international award as of that time.[4]

He was recipient of Fellowship Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain in 1977.[citation needed] His photographs have appeared on covers of more than 100 national magazines.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "CENTENARIAN AWARDS, SENIOR SENATE PROPOSAL NO. 13, California Senior Legislature". 4csl.org. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  2. ^ Golden Halo Awards presented at SCMC Founder's Day event. Pete Allman, Newsblaze, 5-24-2010
  3. ^ Banner Moment for Public Art, Mary G. Wentz, The Los Angeles Times, April 19, 1997
  4. ^ a b Studio City Man Wins 1970 Award in Photography, Valley News And Green Sheet, 11-23-1969, p13