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Press and media

About the RPS

The Royal Photographic Society is the United Kingdom's leading photography organisation and is well-placed to provide informed comment to the media on many different aspects of photography, photographers and issues surrounding photography.

We can, of course, provide information on our own 150-year history and activities.

We have media-trained staff and members with wide experience of photography and specialist knowledge of particular areas.

We have an extensive membership with expertise across all aspects of photography, photographic science and image-making, and can easily locate an appropriate expert.

We have recently provided national newspaper, specialist photographic press, live BBC television and radio comment on issues including art, science, photographers' rights, historical and recently deceased photographers, and the future of photography.

We have supported programmes such as Who Do you Think You Are?, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and BBC dramas on subjects as wide-ranging as the Loch Ness monster, photographic studios and nineteenth-century photographic practice.

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Recent news and press releases

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Announcement: The RPS-PPA
A new representative body for professional photographers

The Royal Photographic Society and the Master Photographers’ Association are launching
the RPS-PPA - an entirely new organisation that will provide leadership, support, education
and qualification for the entire professional photographic community.

Read the press release
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CREDIT: Margaret LeJeune
RPS Women Science Photographer of the Year 2023
Winners and selected images announced

The Royal Photographic Society's Women in Photography Group has announced the finalists of the inaugural Woman Science Photographer of the Year competition at an awards ceremony hosted by the Royal Photographic Society in Bristol.

See the winning work
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IPE 164 opens at RPS Gallery
Celebrating contemporary photography

The RPS International Photography Exhibition returns with its 164th edition showcasing
powerful stories and documenting important themes, through the powerful medium of

Find out about IPE 164