About The RPS

The Royal Photographic Society exists to promote photography and image-making and to support photographers in realising their potential, irrespective of their level of knowledge, equipment or skills. It has an international membership. The Society also acts as a public advocate for photography and photographers.

What We Do

The Society exists to promote photography and to help everyone realise their potential as a photographer. It does this through exhibitions, distinctions and workshops and its public activities.

What We Do→


Trustees, staff and over 450 volunteers help The Society realise it's strategic aims. This section also contains our official documents and any current vacancies.

About our organisation→


Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries many of the great photographers and scientists were RPS members. Today The Society and its current membership continues to make important contributions to all aspects of imaging.



The Society's Awards are made annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and science of photography and across all areas of imaging.


Strategic Plan

Find out the Society's priorities and key objectives for the future.

Covering the period 2018-2023→

Support the Society

Leave a legacy, give a gift or become a Corporate Sponsors to help us continue to fulfill our charitable aim to be the leading, learned community for photographers, underpinned by a robust educational platform.

Support the Society→
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