About Val

Valerie Mather Photography“I have been passionate about all kinds of photography all of my life. Currently, the focus of that passion is people. I love capturing people in public and private moments. Sharing something of a person's personality in what Henri Cartier- Bresson described as the “Decisive Moment”

Qualifications

Having been mainly self-taught, in 2016 I decided to test my own knowledge of photography and in 2017 I was awarded the Royal Photographic Society Certificate in Photography from the Open University (granted in conjunction with the RPS).

Distinctions

Valerie Mather ARPSIn 2018 I was awarded the internationally respected Distinction of Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS), which recognises a high standard of both technical and creative skill in photography.

In 2020 I was awarded the higher Associate distinction.

Exhibitions/Publications

My image “Bramham Cross Country” was selected as part of the Hull City of Culture, to be included in the Showcasing Yorkshire Print Exhibition 2017.

In 2018 I have been interviewed online for the RPS Documentary Group in connection with my image of Cuban school children and I have been successful with a Highly Commended image in the RPS Bi-monthly documentary competition [pdf version here]. I was also one of the winners of the RPS 365 competition in August 2018.

I was lucky enough in 2018 to meet and interview David Hurn, the UK’s leading documentary photographer for publication in the RPS online journal: The Decisive Moment [pdf version here].

In December 2018 my photo essay on the Anti-Trump demonstration in London was published in The RPS online journal: The Decisive Moment ( pages 78-85). RPS Anti-Trump photo essay

RPS Anti-Trump photo essay

 

 

 

In March 2019 my article Children of Cuba was published in The RPS online journal: The Decisive Moment (pages 104-111) 

Children of Cuba RPS Article

 

 

 

 

 

 

In May 2021 my article Creative Camera was published on the RPS website here

In June 2021 I was  interviewed about my photography journey to date by the RPS Yorkshire Group which is published here 

https://issuu.com/royalphotographicsociety/docs/rps_yorkshire_e-news_june_2021

Yorkshire Born & Bred:

Farm Book Photo Hardback 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Country Life: Read the full feature here 

Yorkshire Post: Download pdf feature here

Yorkshire Life Article: Download pdf feature here

 

DecisiveMomentSept2021

I have an image on the cover of the latest edition of Decisive Moment and an article inside. Full details can be found here https://rps.org/groups/documentary/the-decisive-moment-the-quarterly-journal-of-the-documentary-group/

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