20 May 2016
The RPS Journal
For the second year running, the RPS Journal, the world’s oldest photography publication, has scooped a top industry award at the MemCom Membership Awards for the Best Membership Magazine (Sport and Recreation).
Mailed to the Society’s 12,000 members each month, the heart of the RPS Journal lies in showcasing remarkable photography supported by insightful, engaging and informative content. Editor Andrew Cattanach works closely with art director Matthew Ball to create designs that give great photography the space it needs to communicate with the audience.
Over the past year The Journal has presented exclusive interviews with world-class photographers including Mary Ellen Mark, Harry Borden, Alexander Basta, John Swannell and Charlie Waite, and has boasted a range of visually arresting covers.
The MemCom judges had high praise for the publication’s design and editorial approach. "The RPS Journal impressed the judges with the high production values and not surprisingly the superb photography. Since the publication was relaunched, it has seen increased readership with three quarters of the membership reading most of the Journal. The rating for the magazine’s content has also increased along with commercial revenues.”
Commenting on the win, RPS Director-General, Michael Pritchard FRPS said, “The Society is delighted by the MemCom award. The fundamental re-think of the RPS Journal was approached by the Society with care and underpinned by the publishing experience of the Think editorial and production teams. The Society’s members have already shown their enthusiasm for the Journal and external recognition from industry professionals is particularly welcome.”
As always, the RPS Journal team would like to thank Society members for their continued support and enthusiasm, without which, the magazine wouldn't be possible.