The Royal Photographic Society Distinctions are recognised as the most prestigious in the photographic world. The Associate is the second level of The Society’s Distinctions and is a significant step up from the first level, the Licentiates.
Applied: (Formally known as Professional & Applied)
Photography which has a specific end purpose or use. This by definition includes all professional photography as well as many other disciplines such as: documentary, portraiture, theatrical, record, architectural, wedding, visual journalism, sport, astronomy and palaeontology.
All applications for the Associate Distinction of the Society will be assessed against the criteria set out in the Distinction Guidelines.