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Good Picture 2018 tickets now available

Tickets are now available for the ever-popular Good Picture symposium, taking place in London on 8th December.

Added by SIG: Imaging Science on 16 Jul 2018

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A few words about the Picasso Museum photo. On a Saturday morning about a month ago, I was sitting in one of the rooms on the upper floors of the Picasso museum in Paris, contemplating the painting you can see in the picture. An elderly lady with – possibly - her son and daughter entered the room. They spoke Japanese. The elderly lady was speaking rather loudly, causing other visitors to turn round in surprise. The young man gestured for her to keep her voice down. She didn’t take any notice of him. All of a sudden, she spotted the painting, marched up up to it, removed her sunglasses and fell silent in admiration. She then peered at the exhibition card. She seemed to have some difficulty reading the card and had to get up very close, striking – as someone mentioned – a Picasso-esque pose. I saw an opportunity, brought my camera to my eye and ....snap... A few seconds later, I would have missed the shot. After a few moments, she went on to inspect the other works, talking as loudly as before, followed closely by the young man, still gesturing to her, to keep her voice down. A little while later, in a different room, I was looking at Picasso’s famous Weeping Woman which has some vivid blue and red colours. While I was looking at it, a lady dressed in blue and red came and stood by the painting with her back to me. Fortunately, I didn’t miss that one either but it won’t be in black and white. By the way, the Picasso museum is in the Le Marais district of Paris a wonderful area for anyone interested in street photography.
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Added by Chapter: Switzerland on 16 Jul 2018

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In this series of blog posts we aim to educate RPS members and the public about documentary photography. Each week we take a look at strong images from Documentary Group members to provide an insight into the thought processes which went into making them.

Added by SIG: Documentary on 13 Jul 2018

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Added by Region: Headquarters on 13 Jul 2018

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Added by SIG: Medical on 12 Jul 2018

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Added by Region: Headquarters on 12 Jul 2018

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Added by Region: Headquarters on 11 Jul 2018

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Added by SIG: Contemporary on 10 Jul 2018

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Added by SIG: Imaging Science on 10 Jul 2018

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Added by Region: Headquarters on 10 Jul 2018