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The International Photography Exhibition (IPE) is the world’s longest-running photography exhibition. We encourage everyone to participate in the annual open-call, including new, emerging, and established photographers worldwide. Now in its 165th edition, the IPE 165 is a powerful exhibition selected by quest panel members Àsìkò, Louise Fedotov-Clements, Siqi Li, Raquel Villar-Pérez and Dr Michael Pritchard.

Meet the photographers exhibiting in our new edition launching in 2024

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James Bannister

James Bannister (b.1991) is a Fine Art, Portrait and Editorial photographer based in the UK and working internationally. His personal work focuses on narrative photobook projects. His work has been seen in publications such as The British Journal of Photography, Harper's Bazaar and It's Nice That, won the Portrait of Britain Award and Nominated for Magnum Photos Graduate Award.

Lily Anne Barton

My practice covers a broad range of visual outputs, from documentary-based work to collage and archival imagery. Using my photography as an insight into my personal perception of the world, I am drawn to investigative bodies of work that take influence from conceptual art practices. I thrive in producing work that forces me to question the world and people around me.

Oscar Blair

Oscar Blair (b. 2004) is a British photographer, primarily working within the intersection of music and portraiture. Oscar’s work provides him an excuse to find out more about the world around him and the people within.

Oscar is currently based in Liverpool, where he is studying Human Geography. 

Agenda Brown

Agenda Brown is an artist and a storyteller. A natural observer and generator of visual stories, he looks for the commonality and differences in all of us, evoking empathy and connection with people’s individual character. With a cinematographer’s eye for richness, texture and scale, each sitter’s environment provides authentic context for the emotion he draws from them, bringing their personality alive.

Jade Carr-Daley

Jade Carr-Daley is a social documentary and portrait photographer from Bristol, UK. Her Jamaican-British heritage heavily influences her practice, as well as social issues affecting minority communities and Black Women. She studied BA (Hons) Photography at Bath Spa University and completed her MA in Photography at the University of West England in 2022.

Yuxing Chen

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.

Kathryn Cooper.

Kathryn Cooper is a British artist interested in patterns arising from chaos and complexity in nature.

She has a degree in Physics and doctorate in complex network theory and spent her early career developing techniques for medical imaging.

An exhibiting artist, she is now turning her mathematical curiosity and pleasure in the scientific process to image making.

Jo de Banzie

Employing the materiality of ancient and experimental process, together with archive and oral history, Jo de Banzie visualises the unseen inworks exploring themes of nurture and loss. Following a career in commercial photography, Jo graduated with distinction from the London College of Communication’s Photojournalism & Documentary master’s programme. Her work is held in private and museumcollections, including the National Art Library Collection at the V&A.

Camila de Melo

Camila de Melo, Brazilian, Author of the photobook - memoir 'Ectopic', lives in the interior of Southern Brazil, makes up the scope of emerging female and feminist voices leading narratives with an intimate approach and in which she provides the pointer of connection and social activism as portraits of everyday life that contribute and advance the autonomy and freedom of Brazilian photojournalism to represent the neglected stories of my territory.

Sarah Edwards

Prior to studying Fine Art Photography at Westminster University, Sarah taught Art and worked as a prop maker and set designer in London.

Since moving to the countryside Sarah now pursues photography full time.‘My work moves between landscape, nature and fashion as I feel they are interconnected and each plays a part in informing my work, capturing an atmosphere rather than documenting reality. My work involves working with different materials both in front of and behind the camera avoiding using post production.’ 

Jon Feinstein

Jon Feinstein is a Jewish photographer, curator, and writer, and the co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation. Jon’s projects have been featured in Aperture, NY Times, BBC, The New Yorker, Hyperallergic, and Feature Shoot, and he’s contributed to VICE, Hyperallergic, Photograph, TIME, Slate, Adobe, and PDN.

Jon received the 2019 BlueSky Curatorial Prize and the 2021 Peter S. Reed Foundation artist grant, was a winner of the LensCulture 2022 Summer Open, and had his first solo exhibition at Seattle's Solas Gallery in October 2023.

Julia Fullerton-Batten

Julia Fullerton-Batten is a fine-art photographer renowned for her highly cinematic visual story-telling.  Her large-scale projects are based around specific themes. Each image in the project embellishes her subject matter in a series of thought-provoking narrative ‘stories' using staged tableaux and sophisticated lighting techniques.

Julia’s use of unusual locations, highly creative settings, street-cast models, accented with cinematic lighting are hallmarks of her style. She insinuates visual tensions in her images and imbues them with a mystique that teases the viewer into continually re-examining the picture; something new coming to the fore each time. 

Ian Gabaldoni

For 25 years, I worked as an art director for London advertising agencies alongside some of the world’s best photographers.  

I now live in a field near Glastonbury where I make large scale limited edition prints of the Somerset Levels.  

CREDIT: Mateus Stif
Gabz 404

Gabz 404 is a multidisciplinary artist, self-taught photographer, researcher, activist, trans/non-binary. Their work focuses on the construction of images exploring both artistic and documentary aspects. They autonomously research how gender dissent disrupts societal norms, delving into themes of corporeality, identity, memory, community as healing, ecology, the cosmos and post-truth.

Andrew Z. Glickman

Andrew Glickman is a street and documentary photographer.  His images have been exhibited in group shows in the U.K., the United States, and Europe.  His work is included in the Thames and Hudson book Street Photography Now and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the City of Washington, D.C., Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, and Deutsche Bank. He lives with his wife in Bethesda, Maryland.  

Jasper Goodall

After leaving an influential illustration career, Jasper Goodall (b.1973) spent several years training as a counsellor at the Psychosynthesis Trust in London. This hiatus provided the opportunity to re-imagine his creative output. In 2019 he turned to photography as a way to explore ideas around unconscious fears, imagined depictions of the afterlife, folklore and the nature of uncertainty.

Beihua Guo

Beihua Guo (b. 1998) is a Chinese artist based in Los Angeles and Shanghai. He received a BA in studio art and environmental analysis from Pitzer College, California. His lens-based and installation works explore human’s fragile relationship with nature, as well as the vanishing boundary between the natural and the built environment.

Juno Seunghui Joo

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.

Tadeu Jungle

Tadeu Jungle is a Brazilian multidisciplinary artist who works as a film, TV, and Virtual Reality director, with a long history as a photographer, visual poet, and video artist. The book "Videophotopoetry" presents his 30 years of artistic work.

Chantel King

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.

Magda Kuca

Magda Kuca (1993) Polish visual artist, photographer based in London. Working primarily with historical photographic processes, she is concerned with contexts of memory, home, and identity. Her work is influenced by the supernatural and folklore, utilizing wet plate photography, she explores narratives around craft and materiality. As an educator, she teaches historic processes from her studio through hands-on workshops and lectures.

Stephen Lovell-Davis

Stephen Lovell-Davis has been, at various times, a train coupler, decorator, motorcycle courier, TV presenter and, as a last desperate resort, a freelance photographer, which he has done for most of his working life. His work has included; editorial portraiture, documentary, music and automotive photography.

Tony Mak

Tony Mak is a visual artist grew up in Guangdong, China and currently lives and works in London, UK. He works with mediums such as still images, films and explores on cultural landscapes, urban developments, regional history and culture of local communities.

Diane Meyer

Diane Meyer is an artist currently living in Los Angeles where she is a Professor of Photography at Loyola Marymount University. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad. Her work is in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and the Hood Museum.

Maxime Michelet

Maxime Michelet is a photographer born in 1994 in the South-West of France. He is self-taught and uses tools of staged photography in order to tackle documentary-worthy topics that are rooted in territories, family identities as well as socio-geographical and political environments. His work has been exhibited and published internationally.

Stephanie C. Nnamani

Stephanie C. Nnamani is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist from Enugu, Nigeria, currently working and based in NYC. 

Utilising self-portraiture and fine art photography as her mediums, Nnamani's artistic focus revolves around the exploration of presence, absence, and the concept of Otherness.

The artist’s interest in utilising colour as a medium, the multidimensionality of objects and how they inhabit space informs many of what she envisions and builds. Nnamani’s practice possesses a mosaic aesthetic approach largely influenced by spirituality and a profound connection to the preservation of ancestral memory and the layered self.

Jo O’Hanlon

Jo O’Hanlon is a multidisciplinary Artist, Set Designer and Photographer, her passion is fuelled by a love of chemistry, light and texture, allowing her to create and collaborate across a huge range of commissioned projects and work. 

Olufemi Olaiya

A self-taught photographer, with a specialty in portrait photography. I strive to tell stories that transcend time and connect people across generations.

My work is deeply influenced by historical context which explores subject matters that resonate with the human experience and connections.

My goal is to capture the essence of my subjects in a profound manner that aims to reveal the unique qualities that make each individual a part of the greater tapestry of humanity. These portraits serve as a basis for meaningful dialogues, sparking conversations that celebrate our shared experiences and values.

Julia Parris

Working at the crossroads of art and commerce in advertising for 17+ years, Julia Parris is a multi- discipline Artist, Founder,Photographer and Director bringing vibrant storytelling to tech, lifestyle and beauty brands. Along with her commercial work,Julia’s practice includes conceptual fine art works combining photography and cut-paper collage to create vibrant dreamlikeworlds.

Francis Payne

Working professionally as a photographer and chef, Francis has been surrounded by food from an early age, playing an important and influential role in his upbringing. Acting as a starting point to create a beautiful dish or a delve into history food - ingredients connect us to each other, to our past and will shape what happenings to us all as we move into the future. This platform created by the ingredients I find to be a captivating way to think about life, how we connect with nature and the earth and now act as the gateway and catalyst for much of my thinking and projects.

Clotilde Petrosino

Clotilde Petrosino is a non-binary photographer and artist working in fashion and documentary. In their personal works they document people of the LGBTQIA+ in an unbiased way. 

Paula Pink

Paula Pink is a photographic artist living and working in Charlotte, NC. Originally from Edinburgh, she trained and worked as a graphic designer in London and holds a degree in liberal arts from The New School, NYC. Recently, she has been experimenting with alternative photographic processes in and out of the darkroom, exploring organic forms, patterns in nature, and the interconnectivity between all living things.

Allison Plass

Allison Plass is a Fine Art photographer living in NYC. She received her MA in Art History at UC Santa Barbara where she explored issues of gender and representation in European Art. She completed the Advanced Track Program at the International Center of Photography in New York in 2020. Her photographic practice is influenced by art history, the natural world, and the intersection of cultural myths and stories we carry about our own lives. She has received numerous awards and has been featured in solo, group, and juried exhibitions in the US, Europe, and Asia. 

Mario Popham

Mario is a photographic artist, curator and educator based in Manchester (b. 1980, Kamakura, Japan). He is drawn to explore man’s often paradoxical relationship to the natural environment and how this finds expression in the post-industrial areas of Britain and abroad.

His work has been exhibited and published in Britain and internationally, most recently at Centre of British Photography (London), HOME (Manchester), Signal (Barrow in Furness) and in external exhibitions with Open Eye Gallery. He is currently developing long-term projects in both the UK and Italy that explore place in the context of industrial legacy, nature and community.

Muhammad Mostafigur Rahman

I am a Bangladeshi photojournalist based in the capital Dhaka. Have been documenting people and culture, landscapes, wildlife, environmental issues, festivals, entertainment, sports, business, and political events in Bangladesh for over two decades since 2000. Head of Photography a, the country's first-ever digital media outlet. My prolific lenses have captured almost every corner of the country and virtually all aspects of life here.

Joel Redman

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.

Dawn S Rodgers

Dawn is a visual artist and educator based in Berkshire, she navigates the ancient landscape of Dorset, Berkshire and Oxfordshire, utilising photography, mythology, and folklore as a means of exploring and expressing grief, loss and absence. Her practice is centred around the death of her brother and the complexity of feelings that grief leaves in its wake.

Tommaso Sacconi

After pursuing a master's degree in Emergency Architecture in Barcelona, he moves to Egypt collaborating with an NGO and then to NYC where he currently lives and works as a photographer and documentarian. Since 2010 his main photographic work is a conceptual research focusing on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and existential themes such as memory and identity.

Ioanna Sakellaraki

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.

José Sarmento Matos

José Sarmento Matos is a Portuguese documentary photographer based in London. He focuses his work on independent projects on topics related to identity, inequality, and racial issues. Apart from working with Bloomberg, The NYTimes, among others, in 2020 he became a National Geographic Society grantee with a grant to work on a project with the Jamaica community, Portugal, racial inequality. 

Maggie Shannon

Maggie Shannon is a photographer specializing in portrait and documentary work. Maggie tells stories of small communities and their social rituals in order to elevate marginalized voices and build a more inclusive world. Her approach is rooted in honesty, empathy, and endless curiosity.   Hailing from Martha's Vineyard, she received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Photography, Video and Related Media and is now based in Los Angeles, California. Maggie was selected as a 2018 PDN Emerging Photographer and was named one of Magnum's 30 under 30. She is a member of Women Photograph and her work has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, Die Zeit, Wall Street Journal, Time, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, People and the New Yorker. Her first book, Swamp Yankee (2016), told the story of New England shark fishing.

Yzza Slaoui

Yzza Slaoui is a Moroccan photojournalist whose work is at the intersection of journalism, photography, and human development, focusing on issues relating in particular to women, climate crisis, and conflict. 

It is in the context of her Sincerely, Tendrara project that Yzza Slaoui left us on November 28, 2021 in a road accident in the province of Figuig in north-eastern Morocco.

Joseph P Smith

Joseph comes from a fine art background that encompasses photography and the graphic media. He has been in photography since 1979.  He studied graphic design in Florence, Italy and in 2015 he successfully read for a Masters Degree in Fine Art, Digital Arts at the University of Malta. Joseph works mainly in social documentary, the performing arts, portraiture, architectural and fine art photography. He has exhibited extensively locally as well as overseas and has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards including being shortlisted for exhibition in the prestigious Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2014, 2015 and 2021. He is also an international judge and curator. 

Natalie Strohmaier

Natalie Strohmaier is a German photography artist, who uses her background in architecture and film set design to carefully stage her photo shots.

Her various photo series deal with social themes and play with symbolism and subtle humour by presenting the familiar in a new way, inviting viewers to bring their own associations to the interpretation.

Wizard Tang

Photographer and artist living and working in Beijing, China. Work in personal photographic artistry and commercial photography. Continuously filming Chinese rock and roll subjects for more than 10 years. Has held several solo photography exhibitions. Focuses on issues such as consumer life, youth culture, and free will.

Douglas Thompson

My father gave me my first camera, a Kodak Instamatic for a trip to London, I’ve taken photographs ever since.

I also have an interest in the history of photography and in early processes, admiring them but needing to know how they were made.

Ultimately for me, photography is the capture of form and light, holding a moment in time.

Kristina Varaksina

Russian-born Kristina Varaksina works and resides in London. She received her Master’s in Photography from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, in 2013.
In her personal work, Varaksina responds to what’s going on in the world and her immediate environment. She gives voice to people from different ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, sharing their unique stories with wider audiences.

Jan Erik Waider

I am a visual artist and fine art photographer from Hamburg, specializing in abstract landscape photography of the North. My artistic approach revolves around slow, conscious travel. I have always been captivated by the North. Exploring the cold, raw beauty of its landscapes has become a meditative experience for me, with photography serving as a means to preserve those fleeting memories.

Tianhu Yuan

Tianhu Yuan is a self-taught Chinese visual artist. He has a long-standing interest in ACG-related generalized Nijigen subcultural community, and also focuses on the progress of society to explore the relationship between current technology and future developments. His work has been exhibited at Head On Photo Festival, Galerie Huit Arles, Jakarta International Photo Festival, PhEST Festival and Lishui Art Museum.