We present here some thoughts on the origin of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR). We provide two tables, one of the Officers of the ISPR and the International Photosynthesis Committee, and the other of the Organizers of the International Congress of Photosynthesis (ICP) from the 14th ICP (PS07 in Glasgow) to the 9th ICP (in Nagoya). In celebration of the 14th ICP, we provide here a collection of photographs of the many involved in the ISPR and the ICP as well as some of the others. We end this presentation with the list of members of the committees of the ISPR. If there are any errors in this report, we request the readers to send them to one of us (G; firstname.lastname@example.org). Further, we are seeking recollections on ISPR and the Congresses from all the readers of the events during the 1992–1998 period. Hopefully, these will shed further light on the origin and the evolution of the ISPR. These will aid in the preparation of a more complete history of the origin and the evolution of ISPR for publication in 2008.