Not Quite the Journey I had Imagined

Date Published 
Tue 3 Oct 2023

Tuesday 3rd October at 7.30pm Morpeth Camera Club are very much looking forward to welcoming Simon Hill HonFRPS and President of the Royal Photographic Society, with his presentation entitled ‘Not Quite the Journey I had Imagined,’ This promises to be a very interesting visual representation of his very colourful and innovative photography.

Simon Hill, HonFRPS and President of the Royal Photographic Society 

Simon joined the RPS in 1980 as a teenager and began to work towards achieving the Society’s distinctions, gaining his LRPS while still at school, his ARPS while at Art College and his FRPS shortly after graduating with an HND in Professional Photography from Blackpool College of Art. He was awarded HonFRPS in 2021 on becoming the RPS President and Chair of Trustees. He gained a BA(Hons) in photography from the Open College of Art, and an MA from St Martins School of Art. He became a Trustee in 2019 because throughout his photographic journey the RPS members and Special Interest Groups have been a constant source of advice, encouragement and inspiration. Through his trusteeship he wants to repay his debt to the Society by helping to guide it towards becoming a more diverse, inclusive and outreaching organisation. He is an active Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of the Arts, a Fellow of the Master Photographers’ Association (FMPA), a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography (FBIPP), and gained Artiste de la Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique (AFIAP) in 2018 and Excellence (EFIAP) in 2019.

His professional photography is most frequently published in news, general interest magazines and books and has had work published in National Geographic, the Sunday Times and Observer magazines, the Guardian, the Telegraph and many other publications.  He is a member of the Harrogate Photographic Society and past Chairman of GAMMA Photoforum, the northern UK photography group.