Richard Walton (1950-2018)

30 April 2018

Region: Headquarters

Richard Walton passed away peacefully on the morning of 28 March. He was a much respected member of the photographic community,  Richard was awarded his FRPS in 2001 and MPAGB In 2002.

Over following years he attained numerous medals and ribbons at national and international events.

A long term panel member of the RPS distinctions panels he was also a frequent contributor on advisory days when he used his keen eye and forthright style of critique to help many achieve their goals.

He will be best remembered for the huge amount of time he devoted to mentoring others on a one to one basis. Well in excess of 200 people owe their subsequent success, at least in part, to the advice, guidance and support they received.

Richard leaves a hole that will be difficult to fill but his influence will live on through those he helped so freely.

Thanks to Tony Bentley ARPS and Ian Wilson ARPS for the text and image.