Bath, UK, January 2014 – The Royal Photographic Society has put out a call for nominations for its Combined Royal Colleges Medal. Originally established by The Society in 1958 by The Society, in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal Colleges Medal is awarded for an outstanding contribution to the advancement of medical photography or the wider field of medical imaging.
Previous recipients of the Royal Colleges Medal include:
- 2005 – Simon Brown
- 2006 – Professor John Priestley
- 2007 – Nancy Durrell McKenna
- 2008 – Professor Francis Ring ASIS FRPS
- 2009 – Catherine Draycott
- 2010 – Spike Walker ASIS FRPS
- 2011 – Northumbria Healthcare and Northumbria University Arts Partnership
- 2012 – Micrima and The University of Bristol Microwave Imaging Group
- 2013 – Professor Anders Persson
Full details of the award and a nomination form can be found on The Society’s website or may be had on request from Awards Manager Jo Macdonald by emailing: email@example.com. Nominations are required by 1 March 2014. The recipient will be announced at an Awards ceremony to be held in London in September 2014.
Information on the award is available on request from Awards Manager, Jo Macdonald, by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Society has made Awards to photographers and those in photography since 1878 when its Progress medal was first awarded. There are now fifteen categories. In addition The Society also awards Honorary Fellowships of The Society – an honour it first bestowed in 1895. Recent winners include Joel Meyerowitz, Steve Sasson, Terry O’Neill, Albert Watson, Annie Leibovitz and Martin Parr, and individuals Philippe Garner, Sir David Attenborough and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, alongside scientists and museum and gallery curators.