Bob Moore (Hon FRPS), Director of The Jessops School of Photography, has been
awarded with The Royal Photographic Societys Fenton Medal
in recognition of his dedication and service to photography.
Bob was presented with the award by RPS president John Page (Hon FRPS) at the
recent Royal Photographic Society 150th Anniversary Award Ceremony, held at
the BAFTA headquarters in London.
The medal was established in 1980 and is named after Roger Fenton, one of the
Societys founders. It is awarded annually to a member or non-member who
has made an outstanding contribution to the work of The Royal Photographic Society
and photography in general.
John Page commented, Bob has been a tireless and generous supporter
of The RPS.
He is a Past President, has run the Midlands region and chaired several distinction
Bob has encouraged and taught photography over many years with great
He has done an enormous amount to move photography forward, especially in
the digital field.
Bob said, I am extremely honoured to receive the award, particularly
in a year when fellow award winners included such talented individuals as photographer
David Hockney and Film-maker Sir Ridley Scott.
I have been in the industry for over 30 years, but continue to be
as passionate about photography as when I first started out.
Bob co-ordinates a range of courses and workshops at Jessops School of Photography,
based at The World Camera Centre in Leicester, where he also lectures.
President of The Royal Photographic Society from 1994 - 1996, Bob is current
chair of The RPS Visual Arts Panel for Associateship and Fellowship Admissions.
He has won of over 200 awards in national and international exhibitions.