RPS Awards 2013

The 2013 Awards ceremony, generously sponsored by The Macallan, was held at the Royal Society in London on 17 September.

Brian Griffin at the 2013 Awards

Weston Naef at the 2013 Awards ceremony
Professor Brian Griffin, receiving the Centenary Medal  Professor Paul B Corkum FRS receiving the Progress Medal Weston Naef recipient of the Outstanding Service to Photography award

Awards 2013 group shot

Progress Medal and Honorary Fellowship: Professor Paul Corkum FRS
Canadian, Physicist, developed a new theoretical approach, which eventually resulted in the production of a pulse of 650 attoseconds, which is getting shorter as the technology develops. Awarded in recognition of any invention, research, publication or other contribution which has resulted in an important advance in the scientific or technological development of photography or imaging in the widest sense.

Centenary Medal: Professor Brian Griffin HonFRPS
UK, one of the most influential photographers of the past four decades. Awarded in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography.

Outstanding Service to Photography, and Honorary Fellowship: Weston Naef
American, Founding curator of photographs at the J Paul Getty Museum. Recognises major sustained, outstanding and influential contributions to the advancement of Photography and/or Imaging in their widest meanings.

Honorary Fellowship
  • Giles Duley British Documentary photographer and photojournalist
  • Tim Flach Renowned animal photographer
  • Peter Fraser British pioneer of colour photography
  • Jane Hilton Photographer and filmmaker
  • Simon Roberts FRPS award winning British photographer, author of The Election Project, We English and Motherland series.

Awarded to persons having, from their position or attainments, an intimate connection with the science, fine art or application of photography.

Colin Ford Award: Dr Claude Sui
Director and curator of the Forum International of Photography at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim. Given each year to honour an individual who has contributed in a major way to curatorship.

Combined Royal Colleges Award: Professor Anders Persson
Pioneer in medical imaging. Awarded each year for an outstanding contribution to the advancement of medical photography or the wider field of medical imaging.

Davies Medal: Dr John D Meyer
Awarded for significant contribution in the digital field of imaging science.

Education Award: Conrad Tracy
Course Leader of the BA (Hons) in Commercial Photography at the Arts University, Bournemouth. For outstanding achievement or sustained contribution in photographic education.

Fenton Medal

  • Dr Afzal Ansary ASIS FRPS
  • Alan Elliott ARPS
  • Dawn Osborn FRPS
  • Dr Tim Rudman FRPS

Made to a member or non-member who has made an outstanding contribution to the work of The Royal Photographic Society.  No more than four are awarded in one year.

Hood Medal: Derek Kendall
With over three decades in first the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, and English Heritage. For meritorious performance in some branch of photography, with particular emphasis on any exhibit which revealed the most outstanding advance in photography for public service.

J Dudley Johnston Award: Martin Barnes.
Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum. For major achievement in the field of photographic criticism or the history of photography.

Lumière Award: John de Borman.
Renowned Director of Photography. For major achievement in British cinematography, video or animation.

Members’ Award: Carol Palmer ARPS
Given to an ordinary member who, in the opinion of Council, has shown extraordinary support for The Society over a sustained period.

Saxby Award: Dr Peter Plassmann and Dr Carl Jones
For achievement in the field of three-dimensional imaging.

Selwyn Award: Ren Ng.
Founder, and now Executive Chair of Lytro. For those under the age of 35 years who have conducted successful science based research connected with imaging.

Vic Odden Award: Kate Peters
For a notable achievement in the art of photography by a British photographer aged 35 or under.

Bill Wisden MBE Hon FRPS Fellowship of the Year 2013: Paul Walker FRPS
Inaugurated in 2012, the Bill Wisden Fellowship of the Year is awarded annually to the most outstanding panel of work achieving a Fellowship, as decided by the Fellowship Review Board.

Educational Bursary Winners

The Joan Wakelin Bursary. The Royal Photographic Society in association with the Guardian newspaper.
Eleri Griffiths

Environment Awareness Bursary. The Royal Photographic Society in association with The Photographic Angle
Over 25 - Toby Smith
Under 25 – Souvid Datta

The Royal Photographic Society Postgraduate Bursary
Richard Nicholson