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CREDIT: Tony Fisher

Spotlight

 

The Royal Photographic Society is proud to be launching this new section of its website entitled “Spotlight.”

Focusing on the RPS’ strategy of “Photography for Everyone,” Spotlight aims to expand the RPS narrative to include a diverse collection of stories from all sectors of society. 

Included in this are a selection of articles written by our newly appointed Spotlight editor, Alison Webber FRPS, extracts from the RPS journal and news about photography exhibitions and events.

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CREDIT: Nicky Ebbage

Spotlight articles

Arnolfini Gallery
CREDIT: Alison Webber
Exhibition: Holding the Baby
An exhibition of images by Polly Braden

'Holding the Baby' is an exhibition of images by Polly Braden illustrating the lives of single parents, which is on display at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol until 12th June 2022.

Nicky Ebbage
Bristol Trans Portrait Project
An interview with project founder Nicky Ebbage

Alison Webber interviews Nicky Ebbage, a non-binary photographer from Bristol and creator of the “Bristol Trans Portraits,” a project to bring visibility and awareness to the transgender community in Bristol.

Moo
CREDIT: Tony Fisher
Giving a voice to loneliness
Tony Fisher's "Only the Lonely?" project and exhibition

“Only the Lonely?”, which was funded by Arts Council England, provides a valuable insight into the nation’s mental health and wellbeing through his study of human solitude and isolation.

RPS Journal articles & extracts

1. BLM
CREDIT: Angela Catlin
Still Life: the story of a pandemic
A portrait of life during the pandemic

When Covid-19 confined photojournalist Angela Catlin to her home city of Glasgow she collaborated with poet Henry Bell on a moving portrait of life during the pandemic.

Solace Collection Loch Etive Paul Sanders
CREDIT: Paul Sanders
Five favourite landscapes by Paul Sanders
An award-winning photographer in pursuit of mental wellbeing

RPS member Paul Sanders was picture editor at the Times for seven years before anxiety and depression led to him taking up a new career as a landscape photographer. 

Journal Pregancy Covid
CREDIT: Dr James Clifford Kent
Pregnancy and birth during the pandemic
A project by James Clifford Kent

When James Clifford Kent shared a picture of his wife and newborn baby taken soon after birth, the response was a global one. And so the series 'Pregnant in a Pandemic' was born.



Exhibitions and events

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CREDIT: © John Humphrey FRPS

Workshop: Photography and Happiness

Combine photography with positive psychology to develop happier, stress-free lives. A workshop for all photographers.

27 May 2022

Learn more
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CREDIT: Workshop Participants

Photography and Autism Workshop

A free online photography workshop specifically tailored to a small group of autistic adults.

Learn more

Other stories

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CREDIT: Goska Calik
RPS London Group and CaféArt
An exhibition of work by photographers affected by homelessness

Over the past 2 years, mentors from the London region of the Royal Photographic Society in conjunction with Café Art have been helping a group of photographers affected by homelessness.

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CREDIT: ‘Blurred picture’ by Marnie, Look Ahead
Our Lens on Life
RPS-backed photo project unlocks experiences of homelessness

In an innovative project backed by the RPS, people who had been affected by homelessness are putting their experiences in the frame.