The RPS Journal publisher to change from June 2014

The Royal Photographic Society has announced that The Society’s RPS Journal will be published by Think Publishing Ltd under a new five-year contract starting with the June 2014 issue. The change of publisher follows the end of the current contract in May, an extensive consultation with The Society’s 11,000 membership and a detailed tender process.

Dr Michael Pritchard, The Society’s Director-General, commented: “The RPS Journal has been published continuously since March 1853, making it the world’s oldest photography publication. The next phase in its evolution will be an exciting one, with an inspiring new design, two additional issues a year and extra pages. The content will reflect the interests and skills of members and their image-making, and will support The Society’s wider remit within photography.”

Ian McAuliffe, CEO of Think Publishing Ltd, said, “We are delighted that The Royal Photographic Society has chosen us to work with them on the RPS Journal, not only because of its rich heritage, but its ability to recognise, celebrate and inspire great photography. Membership organisations are our area of expertise and we can’t wait to get started on this hugely creative and exciting project.”

The RPS Journal first appeared in March 1853 as The Journal of the Photographic Society to record the meetings and proceedings of The Society. It has been published continuously ever since. Throughout the 19th century and into the 20th century, it was a key publication for recording the technical and artistic developments of photography. Many of the great names of photography, from Henry Talbot, Roger Fenton and Antoine Claudet to HP Robinson, PH Emerson and Frederick Evans, are recorded in its pages and records of its exhibitions. The RPS Journal continues to form a record of photography and of The Society. The RPS has recently digitised its Journal, from 1853-2012, which is searchable and freely available at

Posted in Member news
28thFeb 2014

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