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The Documentary Group


Who we are.

The Documentary Group (DG) comprises a dynamic and diverse group of photographers in the UK and across the world. They all share a common interest which is documentary, urban and street photography.


Photo credit: Volunteer lunch break by Margaret Beardsmore LRPS



The DG welcomes photographers of all abilities to join in this fascinating and growing  genre of photography. You do not have to be a photojournalist or professional photographer to join the DG -  we support, encourage and welcome RPS members members wherever you live, in the UK or elsewhere.

We have a lively events programme around the country, ranging from informal Sunday Shoots to structured  workshops. If you live in an area that you feel would benefit by having an event why not help in getting one started?

The DG produces a quarterly e-journal, Decisive Moment, which showcases members work and views as well as articles and a miscellany of information on exhibitions, books and links to articles and websites.


Image courtesy of Mark Phillips

DPotY 2019 is is now judging entries - see dedicated DPOTY Competition site for details.   THe plan is to complete judging by end October 2019. 

The RPS Documentary Photographer of the Year is proudly supported by theprintspace. Their online platform: thehub allows artists and photographers to easily promote & sell fine art limited edition prints of their work and order award-winning prints, mounts and frames for exhibitions.

Our Quarterly Journal: The Decisive Moment

The latest copy of DM is available to view or download on our Issuu page or via the RPS Site if you prefer.



To join us see our link > below

DG Membership
Membership of the DG is £10.00 per annum for UK members and £5.00 for overseas members.  Members receive priority booking for events.
Please contact Simon Bibb to request this be added to you current member details, email link > HERE.

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