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RPS supports Positive View Foundation

We are pleased to announce our support for the Positive View Foundation.

Andrew Page, Founder and Chairman of the Positive View Foundation says: “This is a great honour for Positive View and reflects the position of the RPS within photography and the power of photography to create social change”.

Mike Taylor, COO of the RPS says: “Our support of Positive View is a way of demonstrating our view that photography can be used for the public benefit. In this case, taking photography into the community as a tool to successfully transform the lives of disadvantaged young people.”

A number of RPS members have already become Positive View Ambassadors, acting as philanthropic photography tutors to the young people attending Positive View’s innovative ‘Youth Empowerment Programme’ – including; Susan Derges Hon FRPS, Martin Parr Hon FRPS, Simon Roberts Hon FRPS, John Swannell Hon FRPS, and Tessa Traeger FRPS. 

Positive View Foundation delivers its unique ‘Youth Empowerment Programme’ on three of Inner London's most challenging estates. During 2019, life-changing photography projects have taken place, each lasting 10 weeks, and philanthropically tutored by some of the UK's most distinguished photographers.

This unique project is made possible through the generous support of The Arts Council, The Westminster Foundation, The Marchus Trust, The Sackler Trust, Olympus, and the A&B Sainsbury Charitable Trust.

Image taken from a tutorial day spent in Brighton with our Ambassador, Simon Roberts.