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DM Cover Sep21 Ed23 Valerie Mather ARPS
CREDIT: Valerie Mather ARPS

The Decisive Moment September 2021

Valerie Mather ARPS

Documentary photography by James Ravilious, Valerie Mather, Angus Stewart, Mark Slater, Lorraine Poole, Ian Wright, Paul Byrne and Jo Court.

The Decisive Moment #23 September 2021

Documentary Photographer of the Year (DPOTY) has gone global. As well as a Member category we had Student and Open categories. We have a panel of international judges, that would be credible in any major global competition or salon. We attracted hundreds of entries, from across the globe, and in total had over 3500 images to judge. We are part way through that process and on track to complete in November. The plan then is to announce the winners and take an exhibition on tour in 2022. Harry Hall, working with the Regions, has already lined up venues in Oxford, Newcastle, and Chippenham, with one or two more possibilities in planning and hopefully an event at Fujifilm House of Photography in London.The one thing that emerges as a theme is the importance of projects, of a series and bodies of work that go beyond the single image. This add an additional challenge and dimension to documentary photography, and something that is highlighted in the insightful series “Beyond the Single Image” in this edition.

Documentary Photography published by the Royal Photographic Society - Documentary Group. Photography which communicates a clear narrative through visual literacy.

Cover photo: Valerie Mather ARPS