Clare & Carl - Gareth Jarvis
CREDIT: Gareth Jarvis

Tintype Portrait Session

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The RPS International Photography Exhibition returns to Bristol on 15 February to launch its 162nd edition, featuring work from 43 international photographers.


Inspired by the tintype portrait by Paul Adams & Jordan Layton

featured in the exhibition, we have invited Gareth Jarvis, a local tintype portrait photographer to set up a studio at RPS House during the exhibition open day.


Using the wet-collodion process on metal from the nineteenth century, every plate is prepared individually making each a unique one-of-a-kind object that will last for centuries.

Book now to have your portrait taken by Gareth and walk away with your very own tintype portrait for £50. Each plate can accommodate a maximum of two people, with one plate created per booking. Gareth will be running 8 sessions, between 2pm - 5.30pm. Please choose a time slot when booking.


Franzi © Gareth Jarvis


Lesa © Gareth Jarvis


Bryony © Gareth Jarvis

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Venue Information

Wheelchair Access



RPS House

337-340 Paintworks

Arnos Vale



RPS Website
Anita   (Punica   granatum,   Pomegranate,   Meaning:   Fertility)
CREDIT: Leslie Sheryll

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.

Discover the 2020 edition
Ian at Home
CREDIT: Frederic Aranda

IPE 162 Exhibitors

Congratulations to the 43 international photographers selected for the International Photography Exhibition 162.

Meet the Photographers
Blue Shift 10
CREDIT: Cody Cobb

IPE 162 Tour Dates

The exhibition will tour the following venues:

RPS House, Bristol: 15 February - 22 March 2020

Royal Albert Hall, London: 2 April - 27 April 2020

Beverley Art Gallery, Beverley: 13 June - 12 September 2020

Oriel Art Gallery, Theatr Clwyd: 28 November 2020 - 16 January 2021

IPE 162 Selectors

IPE 162 Selection Panel

Learn more about this year's panel of respected industry leaders.

Meet the Panel
Alone (Watch Tower), The Outback, 2016
CREDIT: Roei Greenberg

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