No.17 Colour Clouds 2 Kym Cox ARPS
CREDIT: © Kym Cox ARPS / No.17 Colour Clouds 2

RPS Awards Talks... Kym Cox ARPS and Hugh Turvey HonFRPS

Event info

Our Awards Talks Series welcomes leading individuals to talk about how they use photography as artists, scientists, educators, publishers and curators. All our speakers are recent RPS Award recipients who have been recognised for their contribution to photography. 

Recordings from the series can be seen here:

Working and photographing only soap bubbles and their associated phenomena, has consistently proven to be fascinating, enlightening and, for the most part, simply astounding for Kym Cox.  Bubbles break barriers. Everyone can relate to them regardless of age, sex or race and bubbles' usefulness transcends; playful entertainment to contemporary and historical art symbolism, to being reliable subjects in many genres of scientific research and mathematics. Her practice combines emerging and established research and occasionally art symbolism to provide pertinent, macro and extreme macro photographs that will inspire and/or support the work of others. As a former Fingerprint Expert, Kym understands the necessary rigours associated with such imagery.   She designs and builds complex studio sets, lighting rigs and create bubble solutions that often take months to reach a good working consistency to achieve her goals.

Kym was given the Society’s Award for Scientific Imaging in 2021. She is in conversation with Hugh Turvey HonFRPS.

Hugh Turvey, contemporary pioneer of the x-ray art genre over 30 years, has witnessed first-hand the advances of imaging and is uniquely positioned between the aesthetic photographic and radiographic worlds. His work has cultural, art historical and photographic reference points which bridge the divide between science and art. His work appears in an extensive plethora of artistic collaborations and publications. Hugh Turvey is the first and now permanent Artist in Residence for The British Institute of Radiology, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and recently delivered the annual Crookshank Lecture for the Royal College of Radiologists (Endowed by the late Right Honourable Viscount Crookshank CH).

The 'in conversation' will be followed by a public Q+A. Questions will be taken by Zoom chat or can be emailed in advance. Your Zoom link will be sent in PDF with your booking confirmation. 

Image: © Kym Cox. No.17 Colour Clouds-2


Event Organiser

Jo Macdonald


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This is an online event. 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 participants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.



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