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

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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

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