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About Richard Walton FRPS

59 years ago, at the age of 8, Richard was given his first camera and has been merrily snapping away ever since. After many years of recording little more than family events, holidays etc., he became captivated by a friend's darkroom work and joined a local club in 1989. Soon, he was climbing the greasy pole that is the serious photography scene in the UK and enjoying success in major exhibitions around the world. Richard was a awarded his LRPS in 1991, followed by the ARPS in 1995. In 2001, he achieved his major goal and was awarded the Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society FRPS with a set of 20 monochrome images taken in the Pueblos Blancos of Andalucia and Crete. Also in 2001, Richard was invited to join the Licentiate Assessment Team at the RPS, and, in addition, the Visual Art Team in 2011. He is a Premier Judge for the Kent County Photographers Association as well as being on the PAGB judges list. He has lectured throughout the UK for 25 years or so. In addition to his FRPS, Richard also holds the EFIAP and the MPAGB. In November 2016, Richard was presented with the prestigious PAGB Award for Meritorious Service (APAGB) for his services to amateur photography over more than 25 years. Richard describes his current work as primarily street photography with a bit of traditional pictorialism thrown in for good measure. However, watch this space for signs of a new direction which is on the drawing board. He works mostly in monochrome, but switches to colour when appropriate. Richard offers the following PermaJet supported lectures to clubs, societies etc throughout the UK: - 'Back to the Future' and 'Choices'. 'Brighton Pier Pressure'- new for 2017, a retrospective. 'Project and Panels' - available from late 2018 'Bits and Pieces' - available for early 2019 Contact email: richkw1950@gmail.com

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