Royal Photographic Society elects a new President

The Royal Photographic Society has elected Roy Robertson HonFRPS as President. He takes over from Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS and will hold office for two years until 2013. Roy is the Society’s first Scottish President since the Earl of Crawford was elected in 1897. 
 
Roy Robertson, a resident of Newport-on-Tay, joined the Society in 1989.  He gained an Associateship the same year and Fellowship the following  year for his distinctive pictorial photography. He became Regional Organiser for Scotland and held that role for nineteen years. Roy has served on the Society’s Council with responsibility for Exhibitions, the Regions and overseas membership and spent eight years on the Society’s Licentiate Distinctions panel. He was elected Vice President in 2009.
 
Roy’s photography and photographic interests revolve around documentary and contemporary photography and working in the landscape. He commented: “I am passionate about my own photography and during the term of my presidency I am seeking to provide further opportunities for members to share their own experiences and to learn from each other. I am keen to expand the many different ways that members and the wider public can find and develop their own routes in photography and I believe that the Society is well placed to do this”.
 
The same election saw a new Council and Advisory Board elected.