CREDIT: © Leticia Valverdes

The Photobook Club at the RPS: Leticia Valverdes

Event info

The Photobook Club and the RPS present a monthly series of talks from photographers and artists. Curated by Tom Broadbent the series features members of The Photobook Club during the course of 2022. Books, zines and postcards from 26 Photobook Club members are available from the RPS at each event and during normal opening hours. Each speaker will be signing books after their presentation. 

"Photography allows me to interact with people and nature. My images are a consequence of those encounters. A record and an invitation to cry, laugh and create together. Some of my personal projects are about the individual in their environment while others explore the private and intimate space of an individual."

Brazil-born Leticia Valverdes has been making socially engaged photography for two decades. She initiated her first project whilst a student of fine art and photography in London, working with girls living on the streets of Brazil’s major cities. It was during that first project that she felt it was ethically appropriate to have an exchange with the people she was photographing.  The work with Brazilian Street Girls has been exhibited extensively and published in a book in 2000.

Leticia works in the UK, Europe and Latin America. In the UK she has worked for many years in partnership with London based All Change Arts, a charity that brings artists and communities together. Abroad she tends to work in collaboration with communities as varied as indigenous groups and a northern Portuguese Village.

Dear Ana, published in partnership with Hurtwood Books and distributed by Thames and Hudson, explores memory, European migration, longing and belonging while telling the story of her Portuguese grandmother who died with Alzheimer’s in Brazil without ever coming back to her motherland.

Her work has been awarded various prizes and residencies like Portrait of Britain, Via Art Prize, Emergentes at “Encontro da Imagem” in Braga, The Ian Parry award, Arts Council Grants among others. 

She currently divides her time between UK and Portugal where she has recently rediscovered family links.


This talk free and live at the RPS. It is also being live-streamed in HD for a small charge. For those attending the stream a Zoom link will be provided on the morning of the 27 April. 

Event Organiser

Michael Pritchard


Venue Information

All areas are fully accessible with a lift, ramps and restrooms on each floor. If you have any specific requirements, please contact us on so we can assist you during your visit.

There is public parking in Paintworks. We also have reserved parking spaces we can make available for those with accessibility requirements. Please contact us in advance if you would like to reserve a space. From ground level there are lifts to reach RPS House on the raised ground floor.

Cancellation policy

This is a hybrid event - both in person and streamed. The RPS will do its best to ensure that it keeps to the published timings and runs as planned. In the unlikely event that the event has to be cancelled all registrants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity and a full refund made.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.


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