Evan Dawson
CREDIT: Evan Dawson
RPS Strategy praised in Parliament
‘Photography for Everyone’ to be congratulated by Secretary of State of Culture, Media & Sport

The RPS’ innovative events programme, that brought free photography talks to people around the world during the pandemic, has also been recognised.

Henri Kisielewski / Saudade, (2019)
CREDIT: © Henri Kisielewski / Saudade, (2019)
RPS Awardees talks: Henri Kisielewski
29 June 2021

Kisielewski's work explores wide-ranging themes, from the struggles faced by Iceland’s transgender community to an ongoing examination of ‘the exotic’. 

© The Wick Society / Johnston Collection / Alexander Johnston in his studio / JN43447P222
CREDIT: © The Wick Society / Johnston Collection / Alexander Johnston in his studio / JN43447P222
Presenting the Johnston Collection, Wick
22 June 2021 (free but booking essential)

Three generations of the Johnston family ran a photography business in Caithness. Over 40,000 images from their collection are available online for the global community to enjoy.

Benedict Brain
CREDIT: Benedict Brain
New theme: Exposure Competition
Closes: 14 July 2021 (free entry)

Enjoy a new theme for our popular bi-monthly Members‘ Competition. Special guest selector Benedict Brain will choose the winning images. Theme: 'Photography for everyone'. 

Lake Ammer
CREDIT: Chris Renk (Germany)
Windows on the World Exhibition 2021
Call for exhibitors closes: 31 August 2021

We are delighted to announce an online exhibition of International Members’ work. We are inviting all RPS international members to submit one image on the theme Windows on the World.

Colouring the World
The Autochromes of Robert Bland Bird

Photographed by Robert Bland Bird who was a member of the Royal Photographic Society from 1915 until his death in 1960, these 224 Autochromes have been donated to the RPS.

Eleri Griffiths
CREDIT: Eleri Griffiths
Open for entries: Joan Wakelin Bursary
Closes: 16 August 2021

The Bursary is administered by The Society in partnership with The Guardian and offers £2000 for the production of a photographic essay on a social documentary issue.

Ciril Jazbec
CREDIT: Ciril Jazbec
Open for entries: TPA/RPS Environmental Bursary
Closes: 30 July 2021

The RPS in partnership with The Photographic Angle is offering a bursary to support a project promoting environmental awareness. It will provide £3000 towards project related costs.

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CREDIT: David Lezcano on Unsplash.com
New Distinctions Photobook Genre
Cut off date for submissions: 21 October 2021

Distinctions applicants have, for a long time, been able to use a book as a means of presentation but in this genre the photography led photobook is the genre itself.

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CREDIT: Simon Hill HonFRPS
Anna Atkins (1799-1871)

Today is the 150 year anniversary of the death of Anna Atkins, the creator of the first publication illustrated with photographic images, the first ever 'photobook'.