The Monday Muse Week 26

29 February 2016

Region: London

The Monday Muse Week 26

This week’s muse is “Equivalence”


If anyone has been following the Seeing Through Photography course via the Museum of Modern Art, they will have been introduced this week to the idea of “equivalence”, coined by Stieglitz.


The Phillips Collection website offers a straightforward explanation:  The idea ‘that abstract forms, lines, and colors could represent corresponding inner states, emotions and ideas.’  And the website shows 19 images from Stieglitz’s cloud series, which was the starting point of the idea of equivalence.


A more detailed explanation, by Minor White, can be found here.

So this week, we want to see your images that are “equivalent”.


More about Stieglitz from:

Museum of Modern Art

The Art Story

The V&A




The Monday Muse is an ongoing initiative.  There are no deadlines and you don’t have to take the photographs in the week that the Muse is set.  Once you’ve set up your album, you can add to it any time.  A list of previous Muses can be found here. You don’t have to be a member of the London Region to participate - all-comers welcome!

Monday Muse Info

As the inspirational ideas we posted as part of the Bleeding London project proved to be so popular, we’re going to continue the theme with The Monday Muse.  Every Monday, we’ll be posting an inspirational idea for the week, with links to tips and suggestions on how to achieve the best images.  We’ll be featuring our favourites here on the blog and in our monthly eZine Capital Interest.  And just to add a bit of competition, we’ll be running a points league.  There is one point for posting an image and there will be occasional bonus points.  At the end of the year, whoever has the most points will receive a gift voucher to spend in the RPS shop. 

What to do next

Take your “Equivalent” image(s).

EITHER upload it to your Monday Muse album in the RPS galleries and send the link to  

OR post the image (or a link to it) to the RPS London group on Facebook

OR tweet it (@ The_RPSLonfon; hashtag #rpsmuse)

OR upload to Instagram (hashtag #rpsmuse)

Don’t forge to tell us which competition you’re entering.


Small Print

Images must be taken after the topic has been announced.  By submitting to The Monday Muse, you agree that we can use your images on the RPS website and in RPS publications.  Copyright remains with the photographer.  Full accreditation will be given.