About The RPS

The Royal Photographic Society exists to promote photography and image-making and to support photographers in realising their potential, irrespective of their level of knowledge, equipment or skills. It has an international membership. The Society also acts as a public advocate for photography and photographers.

What We Do

The Society exists to promote photography and to help everyone realise their potential as a photographer. It does this through exhibitions, distinctions and workshops and its public activities.

What We Do→


Over 400 volunteers worldwide and a Headquarters staff help The Society realise it's aims. Read more about how The Society is organised and run

About our organisation→


Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries many of the great photographers and scientists were RPS members. Today The Society and its current membership continues to make important contributions to all aspects of imaging.



The Society's Awards are made annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and science of photography and across all areas of imaging.


Corporate Sponsors

The support of partners within the creative and imaging industries helps The Society realise its aims and supports its activities. See a full list of our Patrons and Sponsors here.

Our corporate supporters→

Strategic Plan

Find out the Society's priorities and key objectives for the next five years.

Strategic Plan→