Phil Receives RPS Award


Phil (left) receiving his award

Phil Ellis, our hardworking Treasurer and Webmaster has received a wonderful honour from the Royal Photographic Society. Phil was awarded the RPS Fenton Medal on 6 September 2012 at the Royal Society in London, where the Royal Photographic Society held their Annual Awards Ceremony.

The prestigious Fenton Medal award, established in 1980, is named after Roger Fenton, one of the Society’s founders, and is made to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the work of The Royal Photographic Society. The medal also carries with it honorary life membership of The Society.

Mr Roy Robertson (RPS President) presented the awards. Phil shared centre stage with Dr Brian May (the legendary guitarist from the rock group Queen) and Steve Sasson (widely acknowledged as the inventor of the first digital camera). Phil, who was accompanied by his wife Rosemary, said the day was a double celebration as it was also his wedding anniversary!

Full details of all the awards can be found on the RPS website

Congratulations Phil!

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