Members Biennial 2017

  • Portal

    by Caroline Fraser ARPS

  • Microsculpture Orchid Cuckoo Bee

    by Levon Biss FRPS

  • Serpentine

    by Linda Wride ARPS

Arguably the most important event in the members' calendar, the Members’ Biennial Exhibition represents the diverse interests of the current RPS membership.

The Biennial Exhibition is one of the many great ways we can help support our members’ passion for photography and is an important addition to The Society’s programme. Members worldwide were invited to submit their images to an open call competition, which was reviewed by a selection panel. The selected work celebrates the diversity of imagery being created by our community of members, at all levels of photographic practice.

The exhibition tours nationwide from March and also includes work from some of The Society’s Honorary Fellows, which has provided the selected photographers the rare opportunity to exhibit their work alongside some of the most respected names in photography today.

View the selected photographers
The Honorary Fellows featuring in this year's exhibition include: Bryan Adams, Marc Aspland, Jason Bell, Harry Borden, Joe Cornish, Susan Derges, Jane Hilton, Tom Hunter, Simon Roberts, John Swannell, Hugh Turvey and Hellen van Meene.

Award Winners:

Gold Award: Michael Durham FRPS (Dumfries, Scotland), Predator and Prey
Silver Award: Martin Castellan (Leran, France), Gascon Cattle climb the Pyrenees
Bronze Award: Paul Mann ARPS (Worcester, England), Krafla Power Station

Selection Panel:

Ben Brain ARPS, Award winning journalist and photographer, Editor Digital Camera Magazine
Tony Bramley FRPS, professional wedding and portrait photographer, awarded Fellowship of the Year 2016
Maria Falconer FRPS, professional photographer (specialising in performance photography) and Visiting Lecturer at De Montfort University
Andre du Plessis FRPS, Social Documentary photographer
Steve Smith FRPS, Social Documentary and Street photographer

World renowned American Photographer Joe McNally FRPS, selected the Gold, Silver and Bronze award winning images.

Exhibition Tour Dates: 

4 - 26 March,  Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
1 - 15 April,  intu Watford
22 April - 3 June,  The Point, Doncaster
24 June - 5 August,  Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington
18 August - 21 September,  Arts Centre Washington, Washington
30 September - 12 October,  Hull International Photo Festival, (Hull City of Culture)
9 November - 7 December,  Royal Albert Hall, London. The exhibition can be viewed when attending performances or on a number of free public open days - view open day details.

The Members' Biennial 2017 is supported by:

Digital Camera
The Fine Art Print Room

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