Doing the honours
This year’s RPS Awards again celebrated some of the greatest work in contemporary photography. Check out some of the eclectic images that garnered gongs
This year’s rps award winners are a wonderfully creative and eclectic group
Established in 1878, The Royal Photographic Society Awards celebrate individuals who have made a significant contribution to the art and science of photography. There are 15 categories in all, and past recipients range from photographers and scientists to curators and photo educators. AP joined this year’s winners for a convivial ceremony in London (the event was sponsored by The Macallan – makers of Highland single malt).
The 2017 line-up includes Hiroshi Sugimoto who received the Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship, Michael Mack who landed the Award for Photographic Publishing, and Colin Harding who received the Fenton Medal and Honorary Life Membership for his work as a curator, author and historian. Other notable recipients included Garry Fabian Miller (see below), Mark Power and Joel Sternfeld (see right).
One particularly remarkable contribution came from Dr Andrew Bastawrous whose efforts in medical imaging were recognised with the Combined Royal Colleges Medal. Bastawrous is an ophthalmologist and co-Founder & CEO of Peek Vision, an organisation working for eye care worldwide.
Nominations for the 2018 RPS Awards are now open, discover more at www.rps.org.
Colour is never arbitrary in Sternfeld’s work – he uses it to connect elements and communicate emotions
‘Breath, 30 days of sunlight’, May 1-30 ,1989
‘Come into this Red Rock’, 2016