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Founded in 1853, The Royal Photographic Society is the world’s most established photography organisation. With more than 11550 members worldwide, they bring together a wealth of incredible talent from all areas of photography, professional and passionate amateurs alike.

Selections were made by an esteemed panel comprising of curator and founding editor of online magazine Photomonitor Christiane Monarchi, photographer Jack Latham, documentary photographer Jon Tonks, photographer and professor Karen Knorr HonFRPS and artist, writer, editor and lecturer in photography Aaron Schuman.

The selection panel praised the freshness, variety and consistent high quality of entries and winners whom demonstrate photography executed to the highest standard.

This year’s winners

Catherine Hyland (Gold Award)
Christopher Bethell (under 30’s Gold Award)
Alys Tomlinson (Silver Award)
Oli Kellett (Bronze Award)

“The winners reflect ongoing trends in contemporary documentary photography, developed by a new generation of photographers who are extending the vocabulary using the medium in a profound and reflective way. The attention to detail and selection of images submitted by the winners made us pause. I was impressed by the crafting and care dedicated to the photographic image.” Karen Knorr FRPS.

The exhibition will be on display in the Royal Albert Hall’s Ground Floor Corridor, and can be viewed when attending a performance here between Wednesday 22 MaySunday 23 June 2019 or on the following free open days:

Saturday 25 May, 10am-2pm
Sunday 26 May, 10am-4pm
Saturday 8 June, 10am-12pm
Sunday 9 June, 10am-12pm
Saturday 15 June, 10am-12pm
Sunday 16 June, 10am-12pm
Saturday 22 June, 10am-12pm