The Royal Photographic Society announces 2018 bursaries across still and moving image

 
 Image by  Cebe Loomis , Postgraduate bursary winner 2017

Image by Cebe Loomis, Postgraduate bursary winner 2017

 

Let The RPS realise your photography dream…

The Royal Photographic Society has announced this year’s bursaries to help photographers and students alike develop, finance and realise projects across the still or moving image.

Recipients can use the funding for aspect such as travel, equipment, website or mounting an exhibition. Michael Pritchard, Chief Executive of The Royal Photographic Society, explains: “The Society’s bursary programme is an important part of our educational activities, allowing photographers to realise important and worthwhile projects. Many of those it has supported in the past have gone on to establish respected careers and the Society continues to support and maintain contact after those initial projects have been completed.”

2017 Postgraduate bursary winner, Cebe Loomis from Santa Cruz in the USA, explains: “Thanks to the Society I was given the opportunity to create a dynamic body of work that would greatly contribute to the professional field of photography including the funding of my fieldwork in Virginia City, Nevada, as well as begin designing the book that will soon house the complete project, Tailings. 

Being awarded this prestigious bursary has given me the resource to pursue my project to its fullest capacity. From travel support for months of fieldwork, to funding the purchasing and developing my 120mm and 35mm film, this bursary has been invaluable in a number of ways. Additionally, to have the encouragement of the Society is invigorating and I feel proud and inspired to continue creating and exploring the field of photography.”


Details for the 2018 bursaries are as follows:

Environmental Awareness Award

Two annual bursaries in partnership with The Photographic Angle -

£3000 towards a photographic project to support environmental awareness.

Applications close 29 May 2018.

 

Joan Wakelin Bursary

Annual bursary offered in partnership with The Guardian -

£2000 for the production of a photographic essay on an overseas social documentary issue.  Photo essay published in The Guardian and RPS Journal.

Applications close 18 May 2018.

 

RPS Postgraduate Bursary

Annual bursary of £3500 in support of a postgraduate student studying in the UK or abroad.

Applications close 29 June 2018.

 

RPS DepicT! Award

DepicT! challenges filmmakers on any budget from anywhere in the world to show their work in just 90 seconds. The RPS supports Main Award of £1500 and Cinematography Award of £1000. 

Applications close 2 July 2018.

 

All photography bursaries (excluding DepicT!) benefit from an additional £500 worth of equipment from Vanguard and the opportunity to have a portfolio printed by Metro Imaging.  All bursary projects will be published in the RPS Journal.

For more information about funding and bursaries please visit http://www.rps.org/learning/project-funding

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