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London Region Celebrates Societys' 160th Birthday
- Published 21st January 2013
Over the weekend of 19th & 20th January 2013, The London region celebrated 160 years since the founding of The Society at the RSA. Regional Organiser Del Barrett and her team, with the help of the RSA, arranged for over 70 participants to spend 24 hours photographing the famous land marks of London and the well-known Monopoly board. The event ended in the Great Room at the RSA at 4pm on Sunday 20th, 160 years to the day when The Royal Photographic Society was founded
"More than 70 people took part in London 1853, the 24 hour photo shoot across London, to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Royal Photographic Society - although not all signed up for the full 24 hours! Victorian fancy dress was optional.
RPS Treasurer, Walter Benzie ARPS, opened the shoot and joined participants for the first part of the itinerary.
Nine participants completed the 24 hour marathon: Michael Ambjorn, Del Barrett, Lee Gadd, David Hardman, Mark Phillips, Izzi Rowand, Gilbert Taylor, Jhy Turley and Rachel Wilce. Congratulations!
RPS London would like to thank all those who took part and particularly Michael Ambjorn and his team from the RSA, who hosted the end of shoot celebration at RSA HQ." - Dr Del Barrett ARPS
The Storify of the event can be found here
Images from the shoot are on Flickr here
And you can catch up with all the news via Twitter #L1853.