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Winter 2023/24 issue
Royal Photographic Society
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Awards Announced for 2023
"Since 1878 the RPS Awards have recognised and celebrated excellence in photography, film-making, imaging science and volunteer commitment to the RPS. As in all previous years, the recipients are drawn from an international and diverse list of nominations representing individuals delivering at the highest level of achievement in their field. To decide on the award winners, we are indebted to the commitment and expertise of our awards panel and the RPS Awards Committee." Simon Hill HonFRPS, RPS President. The recipients of the Royal Photographic Society Awards for 2023 have been announced with Ralph Gibson taking the top honour. The American photographer best known for his fine-art images that explore the surreal visual nature of the subconscious, received The RPS Centenary Medal and RPS Honorary Fellowship, awarded in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the art of photography over more than 50 years. The full list of awards can be found here.
US troops carry the body of Staff Sergeant Larry Rougle, who was killed when Taliban insurgents ambushed their squad in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, October 2007. Linsey Addario
Linsey Addario awarded the RPS Honorary Fellowship
Chuol escaped into a vast swamp in South Sudan when fighters swept into his village, September 2015. Linsey Addario
An Iraqi woman walks through a plume of smoke rising from a massive fire at a liquid gas factory as she searches for her husband in Basra, Iraq, May 2003. Linsey Addario
Italian sailors with the Uraniam Navy Ship rescue 109 African migrants from Gambia, Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Guinea, and Nigeria, from a rubber boat in the sea between Italy and Libya, October 4, 2014. The migrants claimed to have left from Tripoli the evening of October 3rd, and spent the night moving north. The Italian Navy has several navy ships patrolling international and Italian waters at any given time in an attempt to rescue migrants, and transfer them safely to shore in Italy. Since the beginning of 2014, roughly 120,000 refugees have landed in Italy, more than double the total for the entire year of 2013. (Credit: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times) Linsey Addario
Yan Wang Preston. RPS Award for Environmental Responsibility
Egongyan Park, Chongqing, China, 2017, Forest. Yan Wang Preston
Y32_3,100km from the river source, 2013, Mother River. Yan Wang Preston
Yuan-The Origin, 2011. Yan Wang Preston
After 'To Add a Meter to an Anonymous Mountain', 2021. Yan Wang Preston
Laura El-Tantawy awarded the RPS Honorary Fellowship
Ranjana Manoj ChaudhuryFrom I’ll Die For You, 2008-current © Laura El-Tantawy
Varanasi, India. © Laura El-Tantawy
Skies on Fire. From Pang’Ono Pang’Ono, 2023 © Laura El-Tantawy
Ralph Gibson awarded The RPS Centenary Medal + HonFRPS
Giant Patagonian Bumblebee Levon Biss
Levon Biss. RPS Award for Achievement in the Art of Photography
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