Michael G Wilson, co-producer of the James Bond films, has won an award for Outstanding Services to Photography from the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).

?The Society?s Award for Outstanding Services to Photography recognises major, sustained, and influential contributions to the advancement of photography and imaging,? said an RPS spokeswoman.

In 1998 Wilson opened the Wilson Centre for Photography, a study centre boasting one of the largest private collections of photography.

The centre hosts seminars, study sessions and runs an annual bursary project with the National Media Museum, plus loans to international museums and galleries.

Wilson is also the chairman of the board of trustees at the National Media Museum which is based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Other winners of this year?s RPS honours ? to be presented in September – include photographer Albert Watson who will be handed a Centenary Medal.