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CREDIT: Iñaki Hernandez-Lasa FRPS

Distinctions Talks Live

A new season of talks...

The RPS is proud to announce a second season of free talks beginning on 24 September. The talks will continue every two weeks and feature a series of notable photographers. 

Jane Hilton HonFRPS: 24 September 2020
In conversation with Peter Hayes FRPS. 

Documentary photographer and film maker, Jane Hilton HonFRPS spent a year with two brothels in Nevada, the only American state where prostitution is legal. She has some fascinating stories to tell, and some excellent stills and moving footage.

Sue Flood FRPS: 8 October 2020
In conversation with Peter Hayes FRPS. 

Sue Flood FRPS will be talking about the Arctic, the Antarctic, Great White Sharks, Emperor Penguins and her years working with David Attenborough on Blue Planet and Planet Earth.

Simon Roberts HonFRPS: 22 October 2020
In conversation with Peter Hayes FRPS. 

One of Britain’s foremost Contemporary photographers, Simon Roberts HonFRPS, whose work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging.

Kevin Wilson FRPS: 5 November 2020
In conversation with Peter Hayes FRPS. 

Kevin Wilson FRPS is one of Europe’s leading wedding photographers. Kevin holds two RPS Fellowships, one in portraiture, one in wedding photography. He has also achieved 7 Fellowships with the British Institute, two with the Master Photographers Association and a Masters Degree from the Professional Photographers of America.

Mandy Barker FRPS: 19 November 2020
In conversation with Peter Hayes FRPS. 

Mandy Barker FRPS is an international award-winning photographer who has highlighted the global crisis of plastic pollution in our seas. She has collected debris from shorelines across the world and transformed them into spectacular images.

Steve Smith FRPS: 03 December 2020
In conversation with Peter Hayes FRPS. 

The Distinctions Talks Live event on Thursday 3rd December 2020 features social documentary and street photographer Steve Smith FRPS. He is best known for his work on Cuba for which he has gained Fellowships in Visual Arts and Travel.

Catch Up Here

If you've missed any of our live talks, you can catch up here. Be sure to return to catch up on other videos as they're added. 

Joe Cornish HonFRPS: 30 April 2020
In conversation with Peter Hayes FRPS.

Joe explains his approach to landscape photography, his early days as an assistant sheep shearer in New Zealand with a Kodak instamatic 125 in his hand, and how he achieves emotion in his images. Joe is Chair of our new Landscape Photography Panel

Will Cheung FRPS: 07 May 2020
Will is a photographic polymath: film, digital, colour, monochrome - he engages with all of them. He edits Photography News, which is distributed to most large camera clubs and photo retailers. His range of subject matter is impressive, including landscape, street and travel.  He is a member of the RPS Travel Photography Panel.

Iñaki Hernández-Lasa FRPS: 14 May 2020
Iñaki is a minimalist architectural photographer. He achieved his Fellowship with a body of work showing the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, which was based on abstraction. He sits on the Fine Art Photography Panel.

View his Fellowship Panel Here.

David Noton FRPS: 21 May 2020 
In conversation with Peter Hayes FRPS.

David has travelled all over the world as a professional photographer. He is a Canon Ambassador and has guided many tours over the past 35 years. He has won international awards for his work and is a member of the Travel panel.

Annemarie Lean-Vercoe FRPS: 28 May 2020 
In conversation with Max Robinson FRPS.

Annemarie Lean-Vercoe FRPS, an award winning cinematographer who worked on the BAFTA winning Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley for the BBC, interviewed by Max Robinson FRPS.

Robert Friel ARPS: 04 June 2020 
Robert is interviewed by Janet Haines ARPS about his approach to photography, including shooting his Associate submission through the window of a moving train and editing the images on a mobile phone. He will also explain which free apps he uses, including his favourite which is available for iphones/android.

Sarah Dow ARPS: 11 June 2020 
Sarah talks about how she used her photography with the RPS to overcome a series of personal traumas and become stronger than ever.

View her Associate Panel Here.

Ria Mishaal FRPS: 25 June 2020 
In conversation with Sue Brown FRPS.

Ria is a portrait photographer who achieved her intriguing Fellowship panel with a series of images showing children and their favourite animals.

View Ria's Fellowship Panel Here.

Trevor Yerbury FRPS: 02 July 2020 
In conversation with Peter Hayes FRPS.

Trevor talks about the family tradition of nude portraiture. He compares his modern images with those of his grandfather.

Paul Colley FRPS: 09 July 2020 
In conversation with Stewart Wall ARPS.

Paul talks to Stewart Wall ARPS about his ground-breaking research Fellowship into how to photograph bats.

MORE VIDEOS

We have many more videos for you to watch on our YouTube Channel, including interviews with award winners such as Mark Power HonFRPS, Jack Davison, Bryan Adams HonFRPS and Dr Brian May CBE.

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