Tell your photo story with RPS and Heart Valve Voice
Call for entries to national photo competition
Photographers are being offered the chance to share their artistic expertise and make a difference to people with Heart Disease. A collaboration between The Royal Photographic Sociality and specialist UK charity Heart Valve Voice are calling for entries, for a new national photographic competition entitled “Patient Portraits: A New You”. Open to all photographers over the age of 18, the competition encourages the submission of images of ‘heartfelt moments’ in an effort to convey the importance of supporting those with life changing illnesses and change the general perception of medical conditions.
Once all entires have been received, regional competition winners will be selected. These finalists will then be paired with a heart valve disease patient from their local area and construct a photo series, documenting their story and their life post-treatment in particular. This will be used to raise awareness of how treatment can improve quality of life.
“Patient Portraits: A New You is an exciting collaboration between photographers and heart valve patients and is an excellent example of how photography can change people’s perceptions
-Dr. Michael Pritchard, CEO The Royal Photographic Society
These documentaries will then be judged and a national final held at the Houses of Parliament, for an audience of Members of Parliament. The panel of respected judges and expert photographers will reveal the overall competition winner.
Heart Valve Voice itself is an association of Heart Disease patients and medical experts. As a charity, its key goal is to highlight the ‘under-diagnosis and under-treatment of heart valve disease in the UK’. Photography is a powerful medium for inciting change and as such, the collaboration with RPS is a natural and symbiotic one. Entries for the competition should be submitted by the closing date of 2 April 2018. Put your work forward for consideration at www.heartvalvevoice.com/photo-competition
For more information about The Royal Photographic Society visit www.rps.org