Lecturer Achieves Prestigious Award

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A University of Worcester lecturer has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.

Election directly to this prestigious level of distinction, without proceeding through Associateship is very rare, and David James is the first education candidate in the UK to be elected this way.

David, Subject Leader in Digital Arts at the University, said: “For those of us who teach and research in vocational subjects, recognition at this level of our competence and professionalism in our practice is essential. It gives validity to our role as academics and instills confidence in those whom we have the privilege to teach.

“I feel humbled and honoured by this award and am looking forward to working with the Royal Photographic Society in terms of opportunities for partnership and initiatives that could be of great benefit to our students and also to our research activities."

David’s photographic work mainly features architectural subject matter, often depicting abstract aspects of the image, though the main arena of his practice is in the creative industries. For most of his 30 years in the media, he worked in broadcasting, mainly as an art director and designer at ITV.

The Royal Photographic Society is a distinguished body that dates from the middle of the 19th century in its international standing.