Joan Wakelin Bursary

Administered by The Society in partnership with The Guardian. The Joan Wakelin Bursary offers £2000 for the production of a photographic essay on an overseas social documentary issue.

This Bursary is now closed. It will open again in 2018. The information below is for reference only.

This bursary remembers Lancashire born photojournalist and Fenton Medalist Joan Wakelin Hon FRPS, who left behind her an impressive body of work.

Applications are open to all, of any age or nationality, and entry is free of charge.

The successful applicant will have their photoessay published in the Guardian and RPS Journal the following Spring.

Showing 8 article(s)

Oliver Wood

2012 Recipient

From May 2013 of The RPS Journal

Oliver Woods - the disastrous traffic congestion in Indonesia's capital Jakarta.

May 2013
Download →
Neil Hall

2011 Recipient

From September 2012 of The RPS Journal

Neil Hall - the fog catchers of the Atacama Desert - the driest place on earth.

Sep 2012
Download →
Yevgenia

2010 Recipient

From June 2011 of The RPS Journal

Yevgenia Belorusets - documenting conditions in a house in Kiev – Ukraine’s capital city.

Jun 2011
Download →
FPotY2018 cfe
Clifton Cameras Jan 2017