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Detail From Tide Pool 31. Susan Derges V2
CREDIT: Susan Derges HonFRPS

RPS Exhibitions

The RPS hosts a series of exhibitions in RPS Gallery, Bristol each year. Find out more about our current and upcoming exhibitions and calls for entry below.

Current Exhibition

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CREDIT: George McLeod

International Photography Exhibition 164

The RPS International Photography Exhibition (IPE) returns with its 164th edition showcasing powerful stories and documenting important themes, through the powerful medium of photography.

International Photography Exhibition 164 explores themes of identity, cultural heritage, sexuality and gender, mental health, and environmental and political issues. This edition is especially strong with traditional and alternative processes being used in photography including analogue work, cyanotypes, and collage

IPE 164  RPS Gallery | Bristol 28 January - 7 May 2023

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Open Calls

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CREDIT: Martin T Raggio

International Photography Exhibition 165

The RPS International Photography Exhibition (IPE) is the world's longest-running photography exhibition, now in its 165th edition, and offers everyone a unique opportunity to exhibit in a group exhibition at The Royal Photographic Society in Bristol, UK, before touring. 

Entry is through an open-call where we welcome submissions from new, emerging, and established international photographers of all ages.

Entry for the IPE 165 open: 7 February - 8 May 2023

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Touring Exhibitions

These exhibitions are for hire. For more information email 

Spirit in the Room

International Photography Exhibition 163

The International Photography Exhibition (IPE) is a unique celebration of photography today. Held continuously since 1854, it is the world’s longest running photography exhibition.

The IPE is curated from an international, annual open call that welcomes entries from new, emerging, and established photographers, working across any subject or genre.

Each edition of the IPE tours the UK after opening ar RPS Gallery, Bristol. If you have an enquiry, or would like to hire and exhibit the IPE at your venue, email the Exhibitions Team. We thank you for your support of the RPS.

International Photography Exhibition 163 (IPE 163) will tour to The Museum of Gloucester from January 2023 - June 2023

Detail From Tide Pool 31. Susan Derges V2
CREDIT: Susan Derges HonFRPS

Squaring the Circles of Confusion

Squaring the Circles of Confusion: Neo-Pictorialism in the 21st Century is curated by Zelda Cheatle, RPS Honorary Fellow, and features work from Takashi Arai, Susan Derges, David George, Joy Gregory, Tom Hunter, Ian Phillips McLaren, Céline Bodin, and Spencer Rowell.

Scarborough Art Gallery | 4 March - 1 May 2023

Opening Times

Tuesday – Sunday | 10am – 5pm

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CREDIT: Frederic Aranda

Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors

Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors, is new photography exhibition marking Holocaust Memorial Day, and brings together over 50 contemporary portraits of Holocaust survivors and their families. The exhibition has been created in partnership with the Imperial War Museum, Jewish News, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, and supported by Dangoor Education

Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors will be on display at IWM North 27 January - 18 June 2023

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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International Photography Exhibition 164

The International Photography Exhibition 164, features work from 46 international photographers selected anonymously by our guest selection panel resulting in a wide-ranging and powerful exhibition.

Read the press announcement here about the IPE 164 exhibition and award recipients. The exhibition will be on display at RPS Gallery, Bristol from 28 January 2023.


Discover the IPE164
Frankie Turner

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

RPS Gallery: 20 May – 11 June 2023

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, the world’s leading awards for food photography and film, premieres its twelfth exhibition at The Royal Photographic Society, Gallery Bristol.

With over 170 images from more than 25 categories, ranging from the Politics of Food to Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture, the exhibition captures the great sweep of stories and cultures in the world of food.

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CREDIT: Alexander Ward

RPS Summer Exhibition

RPS Summer Exhibition 2023

Celebrating photography by RPS members

The RPS Members Summer Exhibition 2023 is a new exhibition open-call, inviting you to enter your images for an opportunity to exhibit at RPS Gallery, in July 2023, as part of a summer series of events. Entry is open exclusively to our creative community of members, across all experience levels and interests.

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