Associate of the Royal Photographic Society

As a member of the Royal Photographic Society, I have already been awarded the Licentiate distinction for a panel of 10 images that I submitted in 2016. Since then I had been working towards the Associate award of the society. For this, fifteen images had to be produced within a cohesive piece of work and … Continue reading Associate of the Royal Photographic Society

Busy day

It has been a busy day today.  I had a meeting in Long Compton at 10.00 for a newly-formed Visual Art group for the Royal Photographic Society.  It was a very interesting and productive day.  There were new as well as old faces there all eager to get the group up and going. We had … Continue reading Busy day

Library of Birmingham Photography Archive threatened with closure and staff cuts

Just before Christmas, Birmingham Council announced that they are proposing significant cuts at the Library of Birmingham, and particularly to close the Photography Archive and remove the entire staff. Professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton and Financial Times photography critic, Francis Hodgson wrote a post on his blog, Another One Bites … Continue reading Library of Birmingham Photography Archive threatened with closure and staff cuts

Revisiting the RPS

What a difference a few years make. Five or six years ago I was a member of the Royal Photographic Society and I remember the dark website that was like entering an old fashioned gentleman’s club and sometime worked properly and sometimes didn’t. The society’s magazine ‘the Journal’ was printed on thin, not very good quality … Continue reading Revisiting the RPS