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CREDIT: Harry Borden HonFRPS
IPE 163 Shortlist Revealed
International Photography Exhibition 163

279 photographers have been selected from over 4000 entries celebrating contemporary image-making from around the world


Agonistes (stills), 2020, 1-channel digital video, colour, sound
CREDIT: Hoda Afshar
Exposure Competition
Closes: 14 September 2021 (free entry)

To celebrate the exhibition ‘IN PROGRESS’ and Bristol Photo Festival, our latest theme for members is ‘Progress’. Curator Aaron Schuman will choose the winning images.


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RPS Trustee Elections
Voting opens 2 August

Play your part as a member and influence the future direction of the RPS by casting your six votes ahead of our AGM in September. 

Installation View, ‘IN PROGRESS’ © Alex Stoneman
CREDIT: © Alex Stoneman
Exhibition: In Progress
Open Thu – Sun. Location: RPS Gallery, Bristol

IN PROGRESS features five solo exhibitions by some of the most innovative photographers and photo-based artists today. Part of Bristol Photo Festival.

Eleri Griffiths
CREDIT: Eleri Griffiths
Open for entries: Joan Wakelin Bursary
Closes: 16 August 2021

In partnership with The Guardian the RPS offers £2000 for the production of a photographic essay on a social documentary issue.

David Bathard
CREDIT: David Bathard
DPOTY 2021
Closes: 5 August 2021

Submissions are welcome from all photographers, on any story or topic, from global issues to personal experiences.

Photohub Open House
14 August 2021

Join us for a day of photography, exhibition tours and student artist talks with the Martin Parr Foundation and UWE.

Harry Borden
CREDIT: Harry Borden
Closing soon: TPA/RPS Environmental Bursary
Closes: 30 July 2021

The RPS in partnership with The Photographic Angle is offering a bursary to support a project promoting environmental awareness. It will provide £3000 towards project related costs.

Rebecca Faith, 2019 (4)
Development Director
Closing date: 11 August 2021

We are looking for an experienced individual to develop and deliver ‘Photography for Everyone’, as well as fundraising, communications and membership strategies.

Dewald Botha
CREDIT: Dewald Botha
OCA Online Course
Starts 6 September 2021

‘Photography as Language’ and `Investigating Place’ are two new online courses designed to make you think and connect more deeply with images you see and create. 

Alex Stoneman
CREDIT: Alex Stoneman
Covid-19 Update
Our position on the COVID-19 outbreak

To ensure that everyone shares a safe and enjoyable experience, we kindly encourage you to continue to observe our safety measures.