The RPS International Photography Exhibition returns to Bristol in February to launch its 162nd edition, featuring work from 43 international photographers.
Selected from a worldwide open call and curated by some of the most influential people in photography today, this edition includes stark landscapes made during periods of extended solitude, alongside images created using pinhole cameras (made from apples) which celebrate community orchards. Spirituality, family, identity, and inclusion are some of the powerful narratives explored this year.
The selection panel included Shannon Ghannam (Global Education Director at Magnum Photos), Skinder Hundal MBE (CEO/Director of New Art Exchange), Yan Wang Preston (Photographic Artist and lecturer at the University of Huddersfield) and Cian Oba-Smith (Editorial and Commercial Photographer), who were joined by RPS Director of Education Dr Michael Pritchard. They selected an exhibition enthused with storytelling, reflecting the concerns of the modern world.
A series of photography talks and workshops will be programmed during February and March. The exhibition will tour to London, Yorkshire and Wales throughout 2020 and into 2021.
The IPE is kindly supported by theprintspace.
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International Photography Exhibition
The International Photography Exhibition (IPE) is an annual international open-call to photographers and image-makers of all ages. Each year, a touring photographic show is curated by some of the most influential people in photography today.
Steeped in history, the IPE has been held almost every year since 1854, the year after The RPS was founded and is the longest running exhibition of its kind in the world. In the early years, the exhibition included work from some of the world's most eminent photographers including Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, Edward Steichen and Paul Strand.
IPE 162 Tour Dates
A selection of limited-edition exhibition prints are available to order online through our Print Store.
Printed on C-Type Matt paper, 10 x 12 inches, with a limited edition print run of 20. All prints are £125, with global shipping included.
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IPE 162 Exhibitors
Congratulations to the 43 international photographers selected for the International Photography Exhibition 162.
Submit your work
The IPE 163 call for entries will open in Autumn 2020!
Open to photographers of all ages and abilities, the next call-for-entries to the International Photography Exhibition (163) will open later in the year. To be notified when entry is open please send a reminder request to the Exhibitions Department
IPE 162 Selection Panel
Learn more about this year's panel of respected industry leaders.