A series of portraits featuring three u2018faceless' images has been awarded an Associateship by the Royal Photographic Society.


Zoe Mack impressed the society with a series of fifteen photographs depicting

work carried out in leather tanneries in Fez, Morocco, and in Marrakech.

‘It is a

privilege to be able to photograph such diverse parts of the world and a real

honour to have my work recognised by the RPS,’ Zoe said.

Zoe made the

decision to include faceless portraits when she was struck by the anonymity and

isolation of the way work was carried out in the tanneries.

She explained

that most of her shoots were conducted first thing in the morning, partly

because of the tourists and partly because the stench of ammonia from softening

agents would curtail later visits.

The RPS says

that to be awarded an Associateship, a photographer must demonstrate ‘a high

standard of technical competence, creative ability and a personal style.’ The

honour was presented to Zoe at the Hilton in Bath in June.

Zoe will be

speaking about the photographs at a Travel Advisory Day on November 30. To view

the images, visit www.zoemackphotography.com, and to find out more

about the RPS go to www.rps.org.