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.
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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.
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
Exhibit your work
Entry to the International Photography Exhibition 163 will open in January 2021.
Congratulations to the 43 international photographers selected for the International Photography Exhibition 162.
Exhibition Selection Panel
Learn more about this year's panel of respected industry leaders.