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Local Photographer Earns Master Of Photography Degree


Muffet Petrehn of Muffet Petrehn Image Design was recognized for Superior Image Making with Professional Photographers of America’s Master of Photography Degree.

Muffet with Dennis Hammon and PPA president Tim Walden at the PPA Award's Ceremony

Muffet with Dennis Hammon and PPA president Tim Walden at the PPA Award’s Ceremony

Muffet Petrehn of Muffet Petrehn Image Design in Paola has earned the Master of Photography degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA ).  The degree was presented to Petrehn by PPA President Tim Walden, M.Photog.Cr.Hon.M.Photog.,F-ASP, at the association’s annual convention, Imaging USA  in Atlanta GA.


This degree means that Petrehn has met the Standards Of Excellence set by PPA.  She has been awarded the Master of Photography degree in recognition of her superior photographic competence demonstrated through success in photographic competition, advanced education and service to the profession.


Petrehn’s Master’s Degree – and all that it requires – illustrates her accomplishments and talent as one of a select few.  Several of her competition prints have been selected by PPA to travel the world in their Loan Collection Exhibit.


Petrehn operates her unique studio on her nine-acre farm just south of Spring Hill Kansas.  Besides being awarded her Master of Photography degree she has also been awarded many prestigious awards including PPA photographer of the year, The Fuji Film Masterpiece award, Kansas and Kansas City Top 10 photographers.  Her work has been featured in the PPA magazine, and in a variety of brochures and advertisements for the PPA.  Many of her images have been used in print and video for the Kansas Professional Photographers, Down Syndrome Guild, PhotoOne Software, Mid South Color Lab and several others businesses.


Professional Photographers of America ( PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers.  Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots back to 1869.  It has never stopped growing and looking for new ways to assist its now 25,000 members. See why photographers love PPA at


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