The Royal Photographic Society’s new strategy, Photography for Everyone, has been welcomed in Parliament. The RPS’s innovative online events programme, that brought free photography talks, workshops and activities to people around the world during the pandemic, has also been recognised.
Emma Lewell-Buck, MP for South Shields, has asked the Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden, to congratulate both the RPS and its President, Simon Hill HonFRPS on their achievements.
The letter explains that the RPS is the world's most respected organisation that aims to inspire and help people to create images and to connect photographers through its members.
The MP quotes Simon Hill:
“The strategy makes a wholehearted commitment to equality and diversity, to environmental and social responsibility, to ensuring access for all to this all-pervasive medium and encouraging innovation to achieve greater public engagement in photography - I believe this is something that should be celebrated.”
Emma Lewell-Buck MP added:
“The Society also rose magnificently to the challenge of the pandemic, not just to serve its community of Members but to serve all of society, at home and abroad... it brought photographers from all over the world into contact with some of the most respected practitioners of photography. I trust the Minister will be moved to join me in sending congratulations to Mr Hill and to the Trustees of the Royal Photographic Society.”
The RPS strategy, ‘Photography for Everyone’ has been created to provide a clear and ambitious direction for the RPS for the next five years.
For more information and to download a copy, visit: rps.org/strategy.