David Collyer

David Collyer FRPS - RPS DPOTY 2021

Event info

Landscape - © David Collyer

Documentary - © David Collyer

Photojournalism - © David Collyer



David Collyer FRPS is a South Wales based photographer. He discovered a passion for telling a story through images as a teenager, spending time with the press photographers and journalists on a local paper in Surrey edited by his father.

As a documentary photographer who works predominantly on long term projects, he returned to shooting film a few years ago, preferring a sixty-year-old Leica and the anticipation of what he’s captured, to the certainty of over-shooting with a modern digital camera.

His work has been published internationally, and has appeared in magazines and newspapers, as well as the book All in a Day’s Work, documenting hospital staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. The book is in the collection of the British Library and The National Museum of Wales. An updated hardback edition is now available. See links page for details.

His photo of a shattered theatre practitioner appeared on the front page of The Guardian and was one of Amateur Photographer magazine’s photos of the year in 2020. He is currently working on a further two books, and is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, as well as being named Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021.

Zoom video-conferencing

This event will take place via video-conference using Zoom Webinar.

You will be emailed a link in advance so you can join the event. Watch for a PDF document attached to your RPS Event Booking Confirmation email for more information about Zoom.

During the event you will be able to see David Collyer and his images. You will be able to ask questions after his session.

Booking a place

You will need to book online in order to be able to access this event. 

Booking closes at 17.00 GMT on Sunday 15th January 2023. This event is free for RPS Scotland members, but these members still have to ‘purchase’ a (free) ticket via Eventbrite to join the event. If you are not an RPS Scotland member you will need to pay through Eventbrite (link provided) in order to book.

Please check whether your membership of The RPS is still active before
booking your place. This will be checked when ticketing closes, and any mistake could invalidate your ticket. Check your status by logging into the RPS website.

If you are outside the UK this service will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop.

After booking you will receive an RPS Event Booking Confirmation email. If you do not receive this, you have not succeeded in booking a ticket.

Your data

Your personal data (name, email address and telephone number) that you supply when booking the online event will be passed to the RPS Scotland organiser in order to enable them to:

1. Contact you in advance of the event to remind you or notify you of joining instructions (or changes thereto) etc.

2. Contact you at short notice before or during an event in case of any
emergency or last-minute changes.

3. Contact you at the end of the event for your feedback.

By booking this event you are deemed to consent to this transfer of your data. The event may be recorded and published.

By joining the event you are deemed to consent to our making a recording of the event available online afterwards.



Cancellation policy

If circumstances beyond our control cause cancellation of the online event you will be reimbursed. It is for each attendee to ensure they are able to view this presentation online. It may not be possible for the host/organiser to rectify any problems attendees may have. For that reason, it is in your best interest to satisfy yourself that you can communicate via Zoom before the event. No refund will be available if you are unable to attend the meeting for any reason.



Join from your location

Link attached to event booking confirmation email