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IPE 165 Artist Talks

Recorded as part of IPE 165 open day - Feb 2024

To celebrate the opening of the International Photography Exhibition 165, the RPS was delighted to host a series free talks from exhibiting photographers. 

Carolyn Mendelsohn, IPE 159 exhibitor, award recipient, and RPS Ambassador, introduced each artist's talk and hosted Q&A sessions. The talks took place at RPS House Bristol. 

Learn more about the IPE 165 and plan your visit

Ioanna Sakellaraki

In her talk Ioanna spoke about her practice, a photographic exploration of the archive as the container of untold personal and collective histories of loss, the ocean, and the desert as symbolic and material spaces, for imagining the limitless and continuously reformed. As well as the creative practice and the employment of photography, collage and embroidery as the versatile art forms that have encompassed ideas around the fragmented, discontinuous, and multiple in the work.



Ioanna Sakellaraki (b.1989) is a Greek visual artist investigating the relationship between collective cultural memory and fiction. She holds an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art. She is the recipient of The Royal Photographic Society Bursary Award 2018 and was the winner of a Sony World Photography Award in 2020. Her monograph is published by GOST Books.


Yuxing Chen

The selection panel awarded Yuxing Chen the IPE Award for her series The Oriental Scene which investigates Chinoiserie architecture in the UK in the context of de-colonialism.

Selected work from her series The Oriental Scene is exhibited as part of the IPE 165.

About the Series: The Oriental Scene investigates Chinoiserie architecture in the UK in the context of de-colonialism. The work uses a replica of the Porcelain Tower of Nanking in Kew Gardens as its primary object of investigation through the collection of archives of the Porcelain Tower, which include objects, paintings and documents.

Chen Yuxing (b.1998) is a photographer and visual artist based between London and Shanghai. Her photographic practice is centred around the creation and discussion of decolonisation of cultural differences and identity issues. She received her master's degree in MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication.


Juno Seunghui Joo

Juno Seunghui Joo was awarded the IPE under 30's award for her series What a death made us do

On receiving the Award she said:

"It is a great honour for me to be one of the winners exhibiting at RPS. Being recognised by such a renowned organisation is such a privilege and a reassurance to me and my work."

About the Series: What a death made us do is about the death of Juno's grandmother who passed away last year. It is inspired by her Korean heritage, rituals towards death and how we behave around death.

Juno Seunghui Joo is a South Korean photographer who works in London, UK. Juno explores various issues surrounding humanity through tableau photography. These may include relationships, communication, traditions, and cultural heritage. Her work is eclectic in its subject matter, ranging from very fundamental human problems to highly personal matters. Juno's work is characterised by the use of various mise-en-scènes and metaphors, creating a cinematic storytelling structure.


Chantel King

Selected images from Chantel King's project Synthesis [sin-thuh-sis], made in collaboration with Jo O’Hanlon, are exhibited as part of the IPE 165.

About the Series: The combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity. King photographed models from varying races and cultures and used a range of materials and plants to create new art pieces, incorporated onto the model’s skin, merging the two life forms.



London-based Chantel has a special focus on beauty and portraiture. She is passionate about creating visual stories with a cinematic edge. Her work has a beautiful cross over from soft and gentle to bold and dynamic. She just loves a POP of colour. Her work is beautifully diverse capturing people from different backgrounds and cultures.


Joel Redman

Joel Redman's image Jake on the Moors from the series Listen To Your Song is exhibited as part of the IPE 165.

About the Series: A quiet, and meditative body of work that permeates conversations around childhood, our presence in nature, nurturing, and dreams. The work weaves a path through the natural world accompanied by two brothers.


Joel Redman (b. 1974) is a contemporary artist whose work focuses on communities, the land, climate change and the environment. Joel’s photographs have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts and he was shortlisted for the International Photographer of the year at the Lucie Awards.

Joel works nationally and internationally. His work considers landscapes and the people who inhabit them, revealing this complex relationship through a combination of intimate detail and sweeping panorama.


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Call for Entries / IPE 166

Photographers and image-makers, of all ages, can submit their work to the RPS International Photography Exhibition. Submissions are encouraged from new, emerging and established photographers worldwide.

The IPE presents a unique opportunity to exhibit in a group exhibition at The Royal Photographic Society in Bristol, UK, and other nationwide venues, alongside a prize fund to support future photographic projects.

Exhibition selection is anonymous throughout, including the award winners, with a changing guest selection panel for each edition. The process is both rigorous and fair, where digital image and print work form part of the selection process. Each IPE edition is a unique celebration of photography today.

The information on this page includes all you need to know to submit your work to the International Photography Exhibition, including details of our Awards, key dates and an extensive FAQs. 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.

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