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Archaeology & Heritage

Founded in 1974 as the RPS Archaeology Group, the Archaeology & Heritage Group has since expanded to include a wide variety of heritage interests and activities.

About the Group

Archaeology and heritage has always been of interest to photographers and from its inseption int he 1970s, this group helped shape archaeological photography and recording.  Photography is now an integral part of recording archaeological sites and the profession well established.  What has followed is photography to help illustrate and understand hetitage in all its forms, from a delicate worked mesololithic flint blade, to an expanse of cold war military structurea and everything in between. Its more than parish churches and buildings, its objects, places and people.

It is a skill  to put over often complicated information about the past into a photograph, and to engage and enthuse the public with that image.  A photo tells a story that often words cannot fully portray.

As with many groups we are slowly emerging from the post covid period, and while we acknowlege the pandemic is not over, it has resulted in is being to reach out to more members digitally through online means.  However we hope in the coming months to offer small, local meet ups to photograph places acrous the country and so what our pages for more information on these.

 A periodical Exhibition of Members’ prints is displayed at appropriate venues,  and our regular Heritage Photography journal is mailed to all Members – sample copies, a Programme of Events and full details of the Group’s activities may be obtained from our Secretary.


About us

Find out more about The Group, how to join and The Committee.

You will find us a welcoming bunch. We have a broad range of interests and skills and we are always looking for new members, especially younger or female members to broaden out not only or demographic but to engage with a wider photographic audience.


About The Group
CREDIT: Mike Glyde 2021


Please look at our Event's Listing to see forthcoming talks, and exhibitions and also highlights of recent past events.






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The Heritage & Archaeology group publishes a wonderful full journal on a quarterly basis showcasing members work.  Whats  more is that it's free to our members!





Western Heritage Coffee Pot
CREDIT: Ted Burchnall - LRPS

Members Showcase

Periodically we will showcase the work of one of our members, who will tell the story and techniques behind the images they have submitted.  Follow the link to see our members showcases.

Members Showcase
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Past Talks Available to Watch Again

Where speakers have consented we have recorded talks given to the group. We will add these when they are available.  




Past Talks
Western Heritage Wagon 01
CREDIT: Ted Burchnall - LRPS

International Members

While our group is mostly made up of UK members, we do have contributes from across the globe.  To find out more about hetitage photography outside the UK, this page provides facinating insigr into the cultural hetigate of of International members.

Page being built links available soon.