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In Memory: Mildred "Mille" Totushek - PPA Today

In Memory: Mildred "Mille" Totushek

Mille_Totushek.jpgMildred "Mille" Totushek, M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP--known to some as the "Matriarch" of Wisconsin Photography, as noted by a friend on the Heritage Funeral Home online guestbook--passed away April 11, 2010, at age 82.

An award-winning photographer, Mille earned both her Photographic Craftsman and Master of Photography degrees from Professional Photographers of America (PPA), where she's been a member since 1954. In fact, she was even honored as a Life Member of PPA. In addition, she earned her Fellowship from the American Society of Photographers and was a strong member of the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association, from whom she received the PPA National Award for outstanding service.

Mille started her career taking photos of equipment at Bucyrus Erie before opening her own studio in 1967, where she created memories for clients, family and friends.

One of the things she is most known for is her willingness to share her photographic knowledge and creativity. With her open heart and humor, Mille was a mentor to photographers throughout the United States. She was even honored with PPA's 2006 Harold Bovee PPA Jurors Meritorious Service Award for her outstanding service to the profession and dedication to the improvement of the association, the International Photographic Competition and the annual International Exhibition of Professional Photography.

Our hearts go out to her family, friends and the many lives she has touched.
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