Liminal State
CREDIT: Cody Cobb

Exhibition: International Photography Exhibition 162

Event info

The RPS International Photography Exhibition returns to Bristol in January 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.

 

 

The IPE is kindly supported by theprintspace.

Free Admission

Event Organiser

Location

Venue Information

Wheelchair Access

Lift

Address

RPS House

337-340 Paintworks

Arnos Vale

Bristol

BS4 3AR

Website
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
Horse Bath
CREDIT: Mat Hay

Exhibition Tour Dates

Visit the exhibition at one of the following venues: 

Beverley Art Gallery, Beverley: 19 September - 16 November 2020 

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

RPS Gallery, Bristol: 23 January 2021 - 5 April 2021

Check directly with individual venues for up-to-date opening hours

Grandfathers Death
CREDIT: Kerry Dean

Exhibit your work

Entry to the International Photography Exhibition 163 will open in January 2021.

Find out more
IPE 162 Print Store Gif

Print Store

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.

Download a list of prints available here

Buy Prints
Ian at Home
CREDIT: Frederic Aranda

Selected Photographers

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

Meet the Photographers
IPE 162 Selectors

Exhibition Selection Panel

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

Meet the Panel