A photographer from Brighton, East Sussex has won an MBE.

Bill Wisden, who has a lifelong passion for photography, received the
MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Art.


Bill (pictured) has been heavily involved with the Royal Photographic
Society since the early 1960s. He won an RPS Fellowship in 1963 and a
Fenton Medal for services to the Society in 2001.


An RPS spokesman said: ‘The award of an MBE is a very fitting tribute to
his long and outstanding voluntary service to photography,
photographers and, in particular, the Society…


‘His common sense approach, his knowledge, management and leadership
skills have been invaluable in his roles as a trustee on Distinctions
and other committees, in helping to shape Society policies, both as a
committee member and chairman.


Bill, 80, said: ‘When I did my fellowship in 1963 my panel was a strange
mixture of traditional pictiorialism, violent tone separation and multi
solarisation. There was no [Distinctions] advice available in those
days…’