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Benedikt Taschen honored at Royal Photographic Society Awards

On Thursday evening, September 15th, Benedikt Taschen received the Photographic Publishing Award at The Royal Photographic Society Awards in London.

New for 2016, the Photographic Publishing Award was created to recognize outstanding achievement or sustained contribution in the field of Photographic Publishing, including the printed page, e-books or online publications. In a statement, the Royal Photographic Society said that as a major publisher of art and photography books Mr. Taschen “helped bring photography into a broader public view, by publishing controversial photography alongside more mainstream subject matter.”

Over the last 36 years, TASCHEN has published everything from fine art photography to sports and nature photography, volumes on the history of the medium , and “sexy” photography. In 1999 Mr. Taschen conceived and produced Helmut Newton. SUMO, the biggest book created in the 20th century. After this followed the landmark photography publications Greatest of All Time: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali, Annie Leibovitz, and Sebastião Salgado. GENESIS.

Marlene Taschen, TASCHEN Director of Business Development, accepted the award on Benedikt Taschen’s behalf.

About the Royal Photographic Society Awards
The RPS Awards, established in 1878, are the longest and most prestigious photography awards in the world. They recognise exceptional photographers, scientists, curators, and educators as well as those who have given exceptional service to The Royal Photographic Society. The selection committee is made up of senior members of The Society and respected external advisors, working in different spheres of photography, who determine the eventual winners. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, photographer and film director David Stewart, and award-winning fashion photographers Mert & Marcus are just some of the other winners of the Royal Photographic Society Awards 2016. Recent Award recipients have included photographers Terry O’Neill, Steve McCurry, Annie Leibovitz, Sir David Attenborough and Dr Brian May CBE. The RPS is an educational charity open to everyone interested in photography, amateur or professional, artist or scientist.