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The Macallan 2011 Royal Photographic Society Awards Ceremony
- Published 9th September 2011
The Macallan 2011 Royal Photographic Society
Legendary photojournalist and portrait photographer, Terry O’Neill Hon FRPS, was last night awarded The Society’s prestigious Centenary Medal at The Macallan 2011 Royal Photographic Society Awards Ceremony, held at the Royal Society in London. The Centenary Medal traditionally recognises a lifetime's achievement within the art or science of photography, and O’Neill joins a very distinguished list of current holders recently including: Albert Watson Hon FRPS, Annie Leibovitz Hon FRPS, Don McCullin Hon FRPS and David Bailey Hon FRPS.
The Society's Award for Outstanding Services to Photography in 2011 goes to Philippe Garner Hon FRPS, a passionate champion of photography over the last four decades, both in his professional role as an auction specialist and through his personal interest in the medium.
The Progress Medal and Honorary Fellowship, recognising a contribution which has resulted in an important advance in the scientific or technological development of photography or imaging, went to Dr Rodney Shaw, co-founder of White Rose Digital. Dr Shaw has played a key role in the research, development and understanding of imaging technologies, including image processing, digital photography and printing.
Honorary Fellowships were awarded to Jason Bell, John Downing MBE, Simon King OBE, Bob Martin, Mario Testino and Stuart Blake, retiring Director General of The Society.
New for 2011 is the Education Award, for outstanding achievement or sustained contribution in photographic education, which was given to Paul Delmar, who taught Press Photography and Photojournalism at Norton College, Sheffield, for 30 years.
President of The Royal Photographic Society, Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS, comments: "The Macallan takes a passionate and particularly active interest in photography on a global scale. We are thrilled to be working with The Macallan, as a part of our continuing mission to promote the art and science of photography. My special congratulations to the 2011 Awards recipients"
Director of Malts at The Edrington Group, Ken Grier of The Macallan says "Through our Masters of Photography Series, The Macallan has built up a strong commitment to the world of photography. In supporting The Royal Photographic Society we're delighted to be further cementing our passion for this exciting medium.
The images shown at this year’s awards ceremony are a testament to the talent, innovation and creativity of the photographers and imaging scientists who took to the stage. It is a great honour to be associated with not only these outstanding photographers but also The Royal Photographic Society: a world leading authority in the medium, and educational charity, whose history dates back to the very invention of photography. We look forward to working with the Royal Photographic Society and the very best photographic talent in the years to come".
The 2011 Awards - full list of recipients
Centenary Medal Terry O’Neill HonFRPS
The RPS Award for Outstanding Service to Photography Philippe Garner HonFRPS
Progress Medal and HonFRPS Rodney Shaw
Honorary Fellowships Jason Bell, Stuart Blake, John Downing MBE, Simon King OBE, Bob Martin and Mario Testino
Education Award Paul Delmar
Fenton Medal and Honorary Life Membership Des Clinton FRPS, Jim Moreland FRPS, Professor Francis Ring ASIS, FRPS and Dr Barry Senior HonFRPS
Vic Odden Award Venetia Dearden
Lumière Award Anthony Dod Mantle
Selwyn Award Dr Toby P Breckon
Davies Medal Dr Phil Green
Saxby Medal David Huson
RPS Member’s Award and Honorary Life Membership Sylvia B Jones
J Dudley Johnston Award Seán O’Hagan
Colin Ford Award Dr Dusan Stulik and Art Kaplan
Combined Royal Colleges Medal Northumbria Healthcare and Northumbria University Arts Partnership
Hood Medal Edmund Clark
The Guardian RPS Joan Wakelin Bursary Neil Hall
The RPS Postgraduate Bursary Huw Wahl
Canon and RPS Undergraduate Bursary: Tom Jamieson
NOTES TO EDITORS
The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853, to promote the art and science of photography, a mission it continues to this day. Membership of The Society is open to everyone interested in photography, amateur or professional, artist or scientist. The Royal Photographic Society is a Registered Charity, No. 1107831.
The Macallan is one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies. Since its founding in 1824, The Macallan has built a reputation across the world for a single malt whisky of outstanding quality and distinctive character. The Society is very grateful for its continuing sponsorship of The Macallan Royal Photographic Society Awards Ceremony.
In 2011 The Royal Photographic Society, in partnership with Canon, offered a one year bursary to assist an undergraduate student, in their final year of studying photography, to the sum of £3,000. This year’s recipient was Tom Jamieson, whose work was selected from a large number of high quality entries. Tom is currently studying a BA (Hons) in Press and Editorial Photography at the University College, Falmouth.
For press images and further information, contact Jo Macdonald, Awards Manager, 01225 325721 or email@example.com.
9 September 2011