The RPS Journals

The Royal Photographic Society Journal is the oldest continuously published photographic periodical in the world. The RPS Journal has covered the artistic and technical developments within photography, it has recorded many of the key personalities and events and, of course, it has reported on Society activities. 

This digital archive of some 30,000 pages provides searchable access to all issues from the first in March 1853 up to 2018. Future years will be added as they are completed.

Whether you are a photographic historian, family historian, researching your local history or a Society member the Journal archive offers a unique resource to support your interest. The archive has been made available by The Society to commemorate The Society’s 160th anniversary.

The Society would welcome any feedback or examples of how the archive has supported your work please email us here.  If you make use of material you find here please acknowledge the Journal archive.


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