About Us

Welcome to the Yorkshire Region web pages of the RPS web site.

The Region covers a wide and diverse area, stretching from the high Pennine Moors in the west through to the varied and attractive coastal landscapes in the east and from the West and South Yorkshire urban conurbations in the south to the rolling landscapes of the North Yorkshire plains and North York Moors in the north.

Of course the rugged east coastline also offers plenty of picture opportunities and for bird lovers we are fortunate in having the RSPB reserve at Bempton for seabird enthusiasts.

As well as including the cities of Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds and York the region includes areas of the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks.

At the moment the region has circa 450 members and it is fair to say that between them they cover just about every aspect of the photographic spectrum.

We have an enthusiastic Regional Organiser in Mary Crowther LRPS who keeps things on the move with the help of an active and hard-working committee.

Mary can be contacted on e-mail at: photobox50@gmail.com and by phone on:

07921 237962 (M).

Laura's Northern gig

Laura Pannack is a London based Photographer. Educated at the University of Brighton, Central Saint Martins College of Art and LCC but you can see her in Yorkshire on Friday, October 2, this year when she appears at the University of Huddersfield, Queen's Gate, Huddersfield at 7pm.

Her work has been extensively exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally, including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.

In 2010 Laura received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. She has also won and been shortlisted for several other awards including The Sony World Photography Awards, The Magenta foundation and Lucies IPA.

She was recently awarded the Vic Odden by The Royal Photographic Society award for a notable achievement in the art of photography by a British photographer aged 35 or under.

Her art focuses on social documentary and portraiture, and seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.

Laura is driven by research led self-initiated projects. In her own words, she does all she can “to understand the lives of those captured, and to present them creatively”. Her images aim to suggest the shared ideas and experiences that are entwined in each frame that she shoots.

‘Laura’s remarkable ability to build trust and respect with her subjects allows her to express a gritty vulnerability that is as sincere as it is elusive to capture.’

Terry O’ Neill – photographer

Contact Mary Crowther, photobox50@gmail.com phone 07921237962

To book contact: Robert Helliwell, bobhelliwell@clara.co.uk, phone 07802413570

The event is a presentation and talk costing £7 for RPS members and £10 for non-members. The cost excludes refreshments. Parking is available on campus and nearby streets.

Please see the main RPS website for details and booking is essential.

Also please return booking slip with remittance (cheques payable to RPS Yorkshire) to Regional Treasurer Mr Robert Helliwell, contact details on the Yorkshire webpage, committee section.

New person wanted

The Yorkshire area is looking for a fresh newsletter editor. Reluctantly I have decided to stand down from the post although I am going to continue as area website editor.

If anyone wants to take on the position would they please contact Regional Organiser Mary Crowther, details as above, or myself  and my details are on the Yorkshire committee page,

PEOPLE have been asking about how to add pictures to the Yorkshire pages. A District Page with the helpful title "How to . . ." tells how to add a picture or pictures to the site and hopefully it will prove useful.