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RBSA Photography Prize 2023: Prize Winners Announced!

Photograph of a woman in a sewing factory

The RBSA Photography Prize Exhibition is hosted biennially to celebrate photographic art. Now in its fifth year since launching in 2015, the Photography Prize invites entries from all artists creating work using photographic processes.

Featuring 100 works from over 70 artists, this exhibition showcases the best of contemporary photography with the inclusion of both established and emerging photographers. A wide range of styles, techniques, and practices are on display, including modern DSLR, medium format film, 35mm film, collage, cyanotypes, and more.

This year, the works were selected and prizes awarded by:

Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora, Award-Winning Visual Artist, and winner of the GMC Trust 1st Prize in the 2021 RBSA Photography Prize

Max Kandhola, Photographer and Principal Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University

Nathan Tromans, Associate Professor and Head of Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts at Birmingham City University

And Frame Creatives awarded the second prize.

RBSA Photography Prize 2023: Prize Winners Announced!

GMC Trust First Prize: £1,000

Billy Dosanjh, Whole Submission

Frame Creatives Second Prize: £500

Briana Quintanilla, A Morning with Ventci Part I, 2022

Photograph of two women in profile in front of a window
Briana Quintanilla, A Morning with Ventci’ Part I, 2022, medium format film, £200

GMC Trust Third Prize – £250

Anna Sellen, Drip By Drip We Are Fed With Concrete, 2022

RBSA Solo Show Prize Winner

Ben Parker, Whole Submission

Highly Commended

Amber Banks Brumby, Whole Submission


Olivia-Rose Barns, 1982, 2022

Black and white woven photo collage of three women
Olivia-Rose Barns, 1982, 2022, archived woven images, £150


Louise Haywood-Schiefer, Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko with daughter Sophia, 2022

Photograph of a woman holding a toddler
Louise Haywood-Schiefer, Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko with daughter Sophia, 2022, photograph, NFS


Tom Merilion, Between Light and Dark Series, 2022


Debbie Todd, Pat with the Head of Chris the Postman, 2022

Renaissance style photograph showing a group of people standing round the severed head of a man
Debbie Todd, Pat with the head of Chris the Postman, 2022, digital image printed onto material, £300, prints available


Candice Yee in collaboration with Nachael Catnott, Revisitations, 2023

Black and white photograph of a woman standing with her head back, wrapped in printed fabric
Candice Yee in collaboration with Nachael Catnott, Revisitations, 2023, fine art print, £325

The Photography Prize Exhibition runs till Saturday 8 April


Artists’ Talk: Saturday 8 April 2.00 – 3.00pm. Join some of the exhibiting artists for a guided tour of the exhibition.

The Photography Prize Exhibition is kindly sponsored by The Galliard Apsley Partnership.