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Don C. Blair, well-known Utah master photographer, received the fellowship degree from the American Society of Professional Photographers Monday at the annual awards banquet.

The event was held in conjunction with the Professional Photographers of America national convention in Orlando, Fla.

The fellow is the highest earned honor in professional photography. Entries, which consist of 25 photographs, generally represent the lifetime best work of the applicant.

But all of Blair's entries are new work; all the negatives he planned to use were destroyed in the explosion-fire of his studio on Jan. 10, 1987.

The Utah master, charter member and past president of the Intermountain Professional Photographers Association, has photos on display in the Photography Hall of Fame and on exhibit at Kodak's Epcot Exhibit at Walt Disney World.