Acclaimed Artist Shortlisted In First Ever National Rps Photobook Exhibition

Nigel Tooby, the acclaimed artistic contemporary photographer, has been shortlisted in the first ever Royal Photographic Society (RPS) Photobook Exhibition for his creative interpretation of the subject ‘The State We’re In’.

Resulting in a series of compelling, imaginative and controversial images, Nigel uses his experience, spanning more than 39 years, to represent his own thoughts and feelings on a number of topics, all of which hit the headlines in the last twelve months.

As one of only 21 shortlisted candidates from across the globe, Nigel’s work was first scrutinised by Ray Spence FRPS and Brian Steptoe FRPS, before proceeding to the finals where it will now be assessed by leading photographic critic, Gerry Badger.

Nigel commented:

“I have worked long and hard in order to produce a photobook that I could be immensely proud of, while also feeling that it had the right balance of artistic temperament along with controversial storyline. This book has been a priority for so long, it really has taken up every spare minute I had. There is no doubt that I am relieved and excited to be through to the second stage of the judging.”

The first RPS Photobook Exhibition will showcase all the shortlisted works including the winner and two finalists during a special showcase at Fenton House, Bath which will take place in November. An illustrated catalogue will also be produced to share the high standard of entries that were received.

For more details about the RPS and first ever Photobook Exhibition please Click Here and for details of Nigel’s works and forthcoming projects and artistic installations please visit