Exhibition captures snapshots from around the globe

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Snapshots from across the globe are the focus of a new photography exhibition.

More than 100 images, from South America to China, feature in The Royal Photographic Society’s Biennial Members’ Print Exhibition 2015, which is being staged at Arts Centre Washington.

The exhibition is the result of more than 3,000 submissions from photographers around the world.

RPS exhibitions manager Lesley Goode said: “The Royal Photographic Society’s International Members’ Biennial Print Exhibition is a highlight of the society’s calendar. It is open to all RPS members, be they students, amateurs or professionals, and attracts a range of photography from across the globe.

“The selected 100 images showcase the diversity of photographic interests within the society. With such a variety of genres and styles of photography on show, all visitors to the exhibition will find images that they will enjoy, and that will inspire them or provoke an emotion.”

The Royal Photographic Society has a rich and diverse heritage. It was founded in 1853, to promote the art and science of photography, and is still a leading voice in the world of photography today.

It is an educational charity with a worldwide membership of over 11,000, which is open to anyone with an interest in photography.

The society has been staging photographic exhibitions almost every year since it was formed, with its open International Print Exhibition entering its 158th year in 2015.

Images were submitted via an online competition site, and the judges had the task of selecting just 100 for the exhibition, including the Gold,

Silver and Bronze award winners.

The award-winning entries are from Steve Jones LRPS, Marc Aspland FRPS and Boguslaw Maslak.

Also on display in The Granary at Arts Centre Washington is Sky Dive by Sarah Oats. Sarah is a local artist, specialising in ink and pencil, depicting diverse subjects from waterfalls, birds and flowers, to cars, sport and people.

l The Royal Photographic Society’s Biennial Members’ Print Exhibition 2015 runs until August 8. For more information Tel. 219 3455, e-mail acw@sunderland.gov.uk or visit www.artscentrewashington.co.uk.