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Daily Archives: July 4, 2014

RPS Photo Competition


Members and non members are invited to submit images for the RPS 2014 International Images for Screen Exhibition. The three Categories this year are Open (Creative), Open (Traditional) and Nature. Closing Date: Wednesday 6th August 2014.

Open to everyone to enter, this exhibition celebrates photography and image work from across the globe, encouraging all styles of photography to be submitted. The final exhibition is produced on CD and everyone who enters the exhibition will receive a copy.

The exhibition has received FIAP Patronage 2014/236 (all categories) and PSA Recognition – PID (Open Traditional & Creative) & ND (Nature).

Awards in each category:


  • Best Image – RPS Gold Medal
  • Best Exhibitor – PSA Gold Medal  (aggregate of scores, after RPS Medals)
  • Runners up – RPS Silver Medal, FIAP Silver Medal
  • Selectors’ choices – 3 x RPS Bronze Medals
  • Highly Commended – RPS Ribbons

Plus FIAP Blue Badge for Best overall exhibitor across all 3 categories.

Entry for this competition is online. For competition rules and category definitions please click here.

Enter the competition here.

Entry fees (per category):

RPS Members £6

Non Members £8

Under 30s £5

More details here

Michael Kenna: Traces of the Past

Michael Kenna is sort of local to Oxford, having taught in Banbury so not quite a home town boy but  one of the most experienced black and white photographers still active. This really illuminating interview is worth your time.

“Michael Kenna’s beautiful black-and-white images have been described as haunting, minimalist and ethereal. And by his admission, he chooses to examine one or two elements in a scene, “instead of describing everything that’s going on.” His unique approach to the environment results in simple but powerful photos of architecture, landscapes and the sea.”