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RPS Women In Photography

Member's Photobook

Members' Photobooks

 

Welcome to the collection of photobooks created by the talented members of the RPS Women in Photography group. Explore a diverse range of captivating visual stories and artistic expressions captured within these member photobooks.  

We would love to see your work if you'd like to share your own photobook—it doesn't need to be published and for sale. Please contact wipchair@rps.org for more information.

 

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An Equal Difference
by Gabrielle Motola

An Equal Difference - A sociological, philosophical photographic exploration of Icelandic society and its relationship to gender equality. Limited edition hardback, eBook and text-only versions are available. 20,000 words/165 photographs

Open: An Equal Difference
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Sorrow

by Dawn Rodgers

Sorrow is a limited-edition photographic book. Encased in a replica of my brother's only surviving school book, it is a personal exploration of grief told through photography. The edition is limited to 150 books.

Open: Sorrow
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Dividing Lines
by Frankie McAllister
Dividing Lines - refers first to the Irish border post-Brexit and, more specifically, to the landscapes of Donegal, a border county and a place I have strong connections with. I use the landscape as a metaphor for the artificiality (and absurdity) of the externally imposed division of any landscape.
Open: Dividing Lines
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What's Your Favourite Photobook?

At WE ARE Magazine, we like to celebrate and showcase the amazing, diverse work of women photographers.

In the forthcoming September issue of the magazine, we invite you to share your favourite photobook by a female or female-identifying photographer. Whether it's a powerful collection of portraits, breathtaking landscapes, witty street photography, or thought-provoking documentary images, we want to hear about the photobook you appreciate the most. Please send in your submission by 21st July 2024. 

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forest

by Caroline Fraser ARPS

'forest' is a book about the mixed emotions that are experienced whilst walking in the forest. When I visit the forests of North Vancouver, where my children live, I vacillate between fear and wonder. This book expresses these emotions using black and white photographs.  

Open: forest
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RPS Women Science Photographer of the Year 2023

The RPS Women in Photography group introduced the competition to celebrate and support the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 10 February 2023, as initiated by the UN General Assembly.

This book features the winners and finalists...

Read here
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Kaleidoscope

by Kate Carpenter

Kaleidoscope - The old red family album is falling to pieces; pages are empty, gaps and glue marks on the thick black paper.  Prints are dispersed around the house, and the museum of our lives is randomly curated and re-curated on the mantelpiece, like the shuffling and muddling of memories.  Objects, photographs, articles and other mementoes appear, sit together for a while and then disappear as we shake the kaleidoscope and the story’s emphasis shifts.

Open: Kaleidoscope
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Zones of Possibility
by Helen Rosemier
Zones of Possibility - From March 2020, Helen Rosemier self-isolated in her garden flat for 429 days. During this time she found herself looking back to the past to find her bearings. Whilst exploring the family archive, Rosemier began to create juxtapositions and dialogues between old and new photographs in an attempt to find the edges of her world. The result is a stunning body of work brought to life in an intimate photobook, which will resonate with anyone who has mourned for someone they loved.
Open: Zones of Possibility
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Whose Menopause?

by Marge Bradshaw

In partnership with Bolton at Home and supported by NHS Bolton CCG and Indigo Gender Services, the project ran from January to September 2023 with the aim of using photography to explore, document and share people's experiences of menopause. 'Whose Menopause?' has brought a range of LGBTQ+, health, and place-based partners together to test and inform a new model of working in Bolton.  

Join Marge Bradshaw for her online talk: Whose Menopause? Using socially engaged and archive collections to challenge the narrative of menopause. Book your ticket here.

Open: Whose Menopause?
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Phantom Bodies

by Eli Pimentel ARPS

This book, printed and hand-bound by Bookworks in London, is about Eli's experience of losing a lung. It has been displayed at Offprint at Tate Britain.

Open: Phantom Bodies
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CREDIT: Angela Crosti

Neither Here Nor There

by Angela Crosti

‘Neither Here Nor There’ is a visual diary, a personal project, and a chronicle of thoughts in search of clarity and acceptance. Over the past two years, I have felt the profound impact of the pandemic as another layer alongside many other global tragedies: the humanitarian crisis, climate change, the war in Ukraine, and mass migration, to name just a few.

During this time, my sense of detachment has steadily grown. I took up my camera to record this period in an attempt to reconcile with this era of disillusionment, hopes and sorrows. I have paused in observation of my children, our surroundings, as mute metaphor of my concerns, vulnerabilities and state of mind. While exploring the diverse contexts of their youth, I pause in admiration of their resilience, awareness, and receptive patience for a world governed by unpredictable forces that tend to destabilize rather than bring unity. Now more than ever.

Artist Book handmade and designed by the artist.

- 235x174m Indigo Printed on uncoated board and paper.

- Foil blocked on the cover.

- Mohawk Eggshell 148gsm.

- Mohawk Eggshell Superfine for half-title and end papers.

- French Bound.

Not for sale.

 

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Our Lockdown Garden

by Ruth Toda-Nation

Our Lockdown Garden is a series of socially distanced portraits and interviews showing the passage of time and seasons in an English garden. The work was made in collaboration with octogenarians and nonagenarians at a retirement community during the first Covid-19 pandemic year.

I realised that this would be the last generation to experience both the war and the pandemic, and I wanted to record their experiences as a window back in time for future generations. It is a limited edition book and published by The Mindful Editions. 

Open: Our Lockdown Garden
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RPS Photobooks Distinction

Applicants have for a long time been able to use a book as a means of presentation, but in this genre the photography led photobook is the genre itself.

All elements will be considered that make up your photobook submission, from the images to the colour of the text. What form of photobook you present is under your creative control.

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CREDIT: Alice Chapman: Flowers In The Market

Become a member

If you are not currently a member of WIP, we invite you to join our community of passionate photographers. By becoming a member, you will have the opportunity to participate in exciting competitions, gain exposure through features in the prestigious WE ARE Magazine, and enjoy numerous other exclusive benefits.

We extend a warm welcome to photographers of all backgrounds and experience levels.

 

Sign in here!

 

All RPS Women in Photography members can share their photobooks on this page. Contact wipchair@rps.org to find out how!