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Legacy guide launched to support Society
- Published 10th October 2011
Bath, UK, 7 October 2011 -- The Royal Photographic Society today launched its new legacy guide to help members and other supporters remember The Society in their will. The booklet has been written to provide clear and informative advice about making a will and includes a personal perspective from renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish HonFRPS.
Cornish who first became aware of The Society in the 1990s when he started lecturing to members stated: “Talking to groups helped me understand the importance and influence of the The Society in the wider photographic community. I have come to understand the special role that The Society occupies and I have particularly appreciated the opportunity to put something back in to photography. A legacy makes you a continuing significant contributor to the development of photography, and helps cultivate photography’s unique contribution to humanity”.
Recent legacies to the The Society have helped fund student bursaries, the purchase of equipment to present photography throughout the UK and have supported the building of a web-based competition and exhibition facility that will be launched early in 2012 and used for the first time for a special international competition based around the London 2012 Olympics.
The Society’s Director-General Michael Pritchard commented: “Legacies are important to The Society allowing it to undertake projects that would not otherwise happen. Many people have derived a lot of pleasure working in photography or through their own picture taking and a legacy is a way of continuing to support The Society’s activities so that they continue to reach as a large an audience as possible.”
A copy of the of the guide is available on request from Simon Bibb or can be download at: www.rps.org