Mark Philbrick Sharp ShootersMark A. Philbrick (BA ’75) (right), director of university photography, has been snapping photos at BYU since 1976; Jaren S. Wilkey (BA ’01), manager of university photography, since 2003. But here, the two spend a rare moment on the other side of the camera after the University Photographers’ Association of America (UPAA) honored them in June at its 50th Anniversary Symposium.

Wilkey was named University Photographer of the Year after all six of his entries placed against hundreds of others in nine categories. After winning University Photographer of the Year six times now, Philbrick wasapparently so superlative that the UPAA created a new award for photographers of his caliber: Master of the Profession.