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Bursaries to support photography projects on environmental awareness 2013

Date uploaded: January 30, 2013

Building on the success of the 2012 awards The Royal Photographic Society and The Photographic Angle are pleased to announce the return of their Environmental Awareness Bursaries in 2013.

The bursaries are open to UK residents to support a photographic project that will promote environmental awareness. Each £3000 bursary is to assist with travel expenses, photographic equipment and other project-related costs. There are two awards available for applicants aged 16-25 and 26+ years. This year they are looking for a creative interpretation of the subject as well as documentary and editorial photography. Entries are required by 31 May 2013. Click here for an application form.

The Photographic Angle's CEO, Graham Carey said: "It is a privilege for TPA to work with The RPS on this joint venture again. Last year's bursary winners produced some outstanding work. This important project is a part of our charitable remit to educate, and to act for public benefit, and seeks to address one of the most pressing issues currently challenging the continued well-being of our planet, and the future of our children."

2012 Winners
The under-25 photographer was Ciril Jazbec, a Slovenian national living in London, who has completed a MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication. Jazbec’s project is focusing on climate change through rising sea levels in small communities around the world.

The over-25 photographer was Mandy Barker, a British national based in Leeds. Barker graduated with a MA Photography from De Montfort University, Leicester, in 2011 and has had a number of well-received exhibitions and publications including her project Soup. She will use the bursary to look at marine plastic debris resulting from the Japanese Tsunami in the north Pacific ocean.

The resulting work from these projects will be completed by August 2013 and then exhibited at the RPS Annual Awards ceremony on 19 September 2013.

For further information contact:
Liz Williams (RPS Education Manager)
Tel: +44 (0)1225 325770. Email: [email protected]
The Royal Photographic Society, Fenton House, 122 Wells Road, Bath BA2 3AH, UK


The Royal Photographic Society was established in 1853 to promote the art and science of photography. It is an educational charity and has an extensive programme of events and activities across the UK and abroad. As part of its education remit it offers a number of bursaries to suport photographers in realising photographic projects. The Society is the UK’s largest photographic membership organisation. www.rps.org

The Photographic Angle advances education for the public benefit, in particular in the art and science of photography and its theory and practice. It holds free exhibitions that travel across the UK transforming vacant spaces into temporary galleries. The exhibitions showcase the contemporary work from students, graduates and enthusiasts of the art of photography giving the public the chance to see the current practices from this dynamic field. TPA provides a number of bursaries to talented students at UK universities. www.thephotographicangle.co.uk

Click here for more information.

Mandy Barker, 'Soup'

Mandy Barker, 'Soup'