RPS International Photography Exhibition 160

  • Hattver

    by Ross Brown

  • Blackwater Burn

    by Greg Kahn

  • Drywest Moonscapes

    by Uwe H Martin


Competition shortlist announced:
View the shortlisted photographers who were invited to submit prints for the final selection stage (August 2017).

Key Dates: 

- Exhibitors and award winners announced: mid September 2017
- Exhibition opens at PHOTOBLOCK, 13 - 16 October 2017

Exhibition Tour Dates: 

Selected work from the open submission will be exhibited in a nationwide touring exhibition beginning at PHOTOBLOCK in London in October. The International Photography Exhibition 160 is supported by theprintspace.

13 - 16 October, PHOTOBLOCK at The Old Truman Brewery, London. Part of the Photomonth International Photography Festival. http://www.trumanbrewery.com/photoblock

27 January – 10 March, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
28 April – 9 June, The Civic, Barnsley, www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

Further venues may be added. 

About the IPE:

The International Photography Exhibition (formerly known as the International Print Exhibition) has been held almost every year since 1854 - the year after The Society was founded. In the early years, the exhibition included work from some of the world's most eminent photographers. Now in its 160th year, it is the longest running exhibition of its kind in the world. Read more about the exhibitions' history, and The Society here.

The exhibition reflects the varying interests and vibrant aesthetics of the photographic medium today, presenting work which demonstrates photographic skill and technique, alongside images exploring ideas and narratives rich in meaning and message. It encompasses single images and series work across all genres.  The work is executed in many ways from alternative processes to contemporary approaches.

Committed to promoting the highest standards of photography whilst supporting photographers at all levels of ability, The RPS also recognises young talent and encourages photographers under 30 to submit their work, which will be considered for a dedicated under 30s award.

All selected photographers are eligible for several cash prize awards aimed at helping to support future photographic projects and will benefit from the exposure gained from the exhibition tour, which travels nationwide. 

For reference only:

Submission details (entry has now closed):

- Worldwide open submission
- Open to members and non-members 
- Online entry of up to 4 images, from a series or as single images: 
  £30 non-members / £20 members / £15 Under 30s
- All genres and styles eligible, including alternative photographic processes and techniques
- Selected by an influential panel of prominent photographers/industry professionals
- Shortlisted work to be submitted as prints, supported by theprintspace
- Final selection from shortlisted prints

Selected photographers will benefit from:

- Awards and cash prizes (totalling £4,250) aimed at helping to support future photographic projects
- Nationwide tour, opening at PHOTOBLOCK, Old Truman Brewery, London
- Additional London exhibition for 4 award winners at theprintspace gallery, London (2018)
- Publication in the exhibition catalogue
- Feature in the award winning RPS Journal
- International press coverage

2017 Selection Panel:

Karin Bareman: Exhibitions & Projects Organiser Autograph ABP, Writer and Curator in Photography
Zelda Cheatle: Curator, Editor, Lecturer & Consultant in Photography
Sian Davey: Documentary and Editorial Photographer 
Ingrid Pollard HonFRPS: Photographer, Media Artist and Researcher
Abbie Trayler-Smith: Documentary & Portrait Photographer 

Enquiries contact: Exhibitions Department 

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