This award carries with it an Honorary Fellowship of The Society. It recognises major sustained, outstanding and influential contributions to the advancement of Photography and/or Imaging in their widest meanings. To be eligible candidates must have made a contribution that has had a significant influence on the sustained advancement or enhancement of photography or imaging. Such influence may, but not necessarily, have been through commerical activities.
This award is to be made occasionally to a notable person who has contributed over a significant period of time to the global world of photography. Recipients might include communicators, directors of museums, picture libraries or galleries, archivists, senior administrators, CEOs or team leaders of manufacturing or service organisations that have advanced imaging.
2009 Dewi Lewis Hon FRPS
2010 Michael G Wilson OBE, Hon FRPS
2011 Philippe Garner Hon FRPS
2012 Kathy Ryan Hon FRPS
2013 Weston Naef
2014 Terence Pepper OBE, Hon FRPS