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Please note: RPS House is closed for our exhibition install. We will be open again from 10am on Friday 9th August 2024.

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CREDIT: Maxime Michelet

International Photography Exhibition 165 Open House

Come and celebrate the opening of the IPE 165, 3 February at the RPS, Bristol

Come and celebrate the opening of the IPE 165, 3 February at the RPS, Bristol 10am – 5pm

Join us for free talks from exhibiting photographers, and view the International Photography Exhibition 165. Carolyn Mendelsohn, IPE 159 exhibitor, award recipient, and RPS Ambassador will be introducing each artist's talk and hosting Q&A sessions.  

Can't attend in person? All our talks will be available to watch in your own time via the RPS Website following the event. Register below


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CREDIT: Chantel King & Jo O’Hanlon

The RPS International Photography Exhibition 165, is a powerful exhibition of 111 works by 50 contemporary photographers from around the world.

The RPS International Photography Exhibition 165 explores themes such as environmental issues, identity, community, dementia or grief in their work, showing how contemporary photographers are engaging with and capturing aspects of the world that are not only visually compelling but also socially and culturally significant.

Each edition of the International Photography Exhibition invites a guest selection panel of leading voices in photography, bringing an exciting mix of expertise in photography as artists, curators,editors, and commentators. This year, for the IPE 165, the selection panel consisted of Àsìkò, a Nigerian visual-artist currently exhibiting at the Gagosian Gallery in London; Louise Fedotov-Clements, Director of Photoworks and CoFounder of FORMAT Festival; Siqi Li, a Chinese visual-artist based in London and previous winner of the IPE 164 Under 30’s award; Raquel Villar-Pérez, Curator at the Impressions Gallery and Dr Michael Pritchard, photographic historian, researcher, writer, and lecturer.  

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CREDIT: Yuxing Chen


Listen to Free Photographer Talks

Join us for fascinating free talks throughout the day with exhibiting photographers. Each artist will share the stories behind their featured work, and talk about their wider photographic practice.

IPE 165 Open House | 3 February - Program of talks

11:00 – 11:30 | Joel Redman | Book Here

11:45 – 12:15 | Chantel King | Book Here

12:30 – 13:00 | Juno Seunghui Joo | Book Here

14:00 – 14:30 | Yuxing Chen | Book Here

14:45 – 15:15 | Ioanna Sakellaraki | Book Here



High Reszine

Buy Limited Edition IPE 165 Zine

This year we've created a special limited-edition zine as an extension of the International Photography Exhibition 165. The zines are only available at RPS House Bookshop so don't miss your chance to get your hands on one.


The International Photography Exhibition is supported by


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Image credits: Maxime Michelet, Chantel King & Jo O’Hanlon, Yuxing Chen