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11-Year-Old Gains RPS Distinction - An ePHOTOzine member's stepdaughter has become one of the youngest people ever to gain an RPS Distinction.

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Saskia Slavin in front of her panel
Photo © Andy Moore LRPS.

The 11-year-old stepdaughter of an ePHOTOzine member has been awarded a Royal Photographic Society Distinction.

Saskia Slavin, LRPS is the stepdaughter of ePz member John Horner (f11digital) and she took a portfolio of ten photographs to the Focus on Imaging Exhibition at Birmingham NEC for assessment by the RPS and was singled out by the judges for the quality of her work. Saskia's panel included landscapes, portraits and macro images.

Saskia, who started taking photos at the age of five, took all her shots with a Nikon D80 camera.

Saskia said: "I like taking pictures with lots of detail, and table top pictures with unusual things on them."

Her mother, Sylvia Slavin, added: "Saskia was told straight away that she had been recommended for the Licentiateship, and when they brought her out to the front to award her, she was in floods of tears and couldn't speak."

In a press release on the Royal Photographic's website, Roger Reynolds Hon FRPS, Chair of the Distinctions Advisory Board, said: "I would like to give my heartfelt congratulations to Saskia. This is a marvellous achievement and I was delighted to witness this very special event. The Royal Photographic Society is dedicated to bringing photography to everyone: young or old, rich or poor, and the fact that such a young person is able to achieve this important award is testament to this fact.

Young skilled photographers like Saskia represent the future of the media and it will do all it can to encourage the younger generation to enjoy and improve their photographic skills."

Well done Saskia!



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2 Apr 2012 - 1:06 PM

Well done Saskia, Best of luck for the future.
Alf.

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pennyspike
pennyspike  102068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 1:32 PM

Excellent. Great to have some good news to enjoy.
Penny

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4399 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 4:07 PM

Brilliant !!!....congratulations to Saskia !!!....it does my heart good to see such talent
in a young photographer, & recognized by the powers that be !!!!.....great stuff !!!!!!
Keith.

contemporary dave

Excellent stuff! Well done.Smile

User_Removed
4 Apr 2012 - 4:18 PM

Superb. I love to hear this. Well done Saskia!!! Wink

Barleybank
15 Oct 2013 - 9:23 AM

Congratulations Saskia, well done, keep up the good work and I wish you every success in your future career.

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