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Torn By Gabriella Muttone


Coming soon - The RPS Women in Photography exhibition will run from 15 June to 31 July, 2022 from a virtual gallery

Selfies: a celebration of a modern-day obsession

Self-portraits by women and women-identifying photographers who submitted from around the globe for this online exhibition.

Self portrait clown’ by Emma Delves-Broughton FRPS
CREDIT: Emma Delves-Broughton FRPS


Enjoy some highlights from the submissions before discovering which images made the final selection on 15 June, when the exhibition launches.

Image: Self portrait clown by Emma Delves-Broughton FRPS


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A Photographer Lost In Lockdown By Alice Chapman
CREDIT: Alice Chapman
About the exhibition

Self-portraiture has been used as an artistic expression by artists since the first painters, long before social media. SELFIE, defined by Oxford Dictionaries as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself….”, is the latest, and more accessible, iteration of that art form. Both allow the photographer to share with us how they perceive themselves, and how they wish for us to see them.  

With this exhibition, we are asking female and female-identifying photographers to step out from behind the lens in celebration and recognition of the talented women in our profession. You do not need to be a member of the RPS to participate.

The SELFIES: Women in Photography exhibition will run from 15 June to 31 July, 2022 from a virtual gallery, allowing an opportunity for a global audience to view.  

All images from this show will be stored on the RPS Women in Photography website at the end of the online exhibition.

Image: A Photographer Lost In Lockdown By Alice Chapman


Terms and Conditions

Copyright remains with the originator and each photographer shall be deemed to warrant that they own the entire copyright in the work.

The RPS Women in Photography Group reserves the right to display, reproduce and publish in any media any entry, without payment, for the purpose of the exhibition and publicity. If we do so, we will credit the image using the file name that is provided by the photographer when submitting (image-title-by-firstname-lastname).

At the end of the Online Exhibition period, all of the selected images will be archived on the RPS Women in Photography website under a SELFIES page where they may continue to be viewed by the public.

Please ensure that you read and agree with the above information before you submit your application. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions and the information set out above.


Selfie at Brown Lake’ by Carol Olerud FRPS
CREDIT: Carol Olerud FRPS

Selection Panel

Behind the competition and exhibition are the Women in Photography Group of the RPS. The panel tasked with selecting the exhibition winners included photographer Amak Mahmoodian; RPS Director of Development Tracy Marshall-Grant; Women in Photography Chair Teri Walker; and Laura Noble, curator and founder of LA Noble Gallery.

Image: Selfie at Brown Lake’ by Carol Olerud FRPS