Kate Middleton has received a lifetime honorary membership of the Royal Photographic Society. This information made many photographers angry. As soon as it was published, the news became a subject of mockery and criticism on social networks. The Duchess of Cambridge will likely be the first person to receive this honor without winning any of the society’s awards. What’s more, she has received the reward for her family snapshots and tour photos.
Yesterday, the Bank of England officially opened up the process for the public to nominate a visual artist they’d like to see printed on the new £20 notes. According to the Bank of England, a visual aritst is broadly defined, but includes “architects, artists, ceramicists, craftspeople, designers, fashion designers, filmmakers, photographers, printmakers and sculptors.” But, the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) is determined to get a photographer’s bust to grace the note and is asking for the help of anyone who uses a camera or simply enjoys looking at photographs.
Michael Pritchard, RPS director general, says, “Photography has been the defining medium of the ninteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries and it’s inconceivable that a photographer or someone connected with photography would not be chosen as the face of the new £20 banknote.” RPS suggests[Read More…]