The 2017 Exhibition was held at the Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington from 5th to 17th April. At the Opening the President, Lindsay Marr introduced Councilor David Linnette, Mayor of Richmond, who welcomed guests and members. Sister Paula Thomas, Headmistress of St Catherine’s School, thanked the RTPS for displaying their students’ work and Jay Charnock FRPS thanked the RTPS for providing space for the display of work from the Visual Art Group of the RPS. Tom Davie ARPS, a local and active photographer for over 60 years, opened the Exhibition with a very amusing speech.

(L to R) Sister Paula Thomas, Headmistress at St Catherine’s School, Councilor David Linnette, Mayor of Richmond, Councilor Kate Howard, Deputy Mayor of Richmond, Tom Davie ARPS, President Lindsay Marr and Jay Charnock FRPS.

The main exhibition space at the Landmark

Last year we lost one of our foremost photographers, Alan Abercrombie FRPS. As a tribute to him we displayed the 18 photographs that made up his Fellowship Panel.

Sixty one of our members exhibited a panel of their work. Visitors were requested to vote for their favourite panel or indeed their favourite print. We were pleased that a high proportion of those who came chose to vote. The winning panel was The Square Mile by Chloe Campbell and Gordana Ilic .

During the past year one member, Ann Healey ARPS, gained Associate Membership of the Royal Photographic Society:

Ann Healey ARPS

One member, Duncan Herring LRPS, gained a Licentiateship Distinction with the Royal Photographic Society during the previous year but because his panel was retained by the RPS he was unable to display it until this year:

Duncan Herring LRPS

As in previous years we had a shop where members sold cards, photographic books and equipment.

Display of photographs by the pupils of St Catherine’s School, Twickenham

In total we had over 550 prints by RTPS members and 114 projected digital images on display. 753 visitors attended in addition to those who came to our Private View and Official Opening.

Next year our exhibition will take place from Thursday 29th March to Sunday 8th April.

Make a note in your diaries and be sure to come! You will be assured of a warm welcome.