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Post-lenticular Landscapes: Equirectangular 01 Vernal Falls (after Muybridge and Watkins)
CREDIT: ScanLAB Projects

International Photography Exhibition

Touring February 2020 - January 2021
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Visit IPE 162 - Bristol

International Photography Exhibition 162: RPS Gallery is currently CLOSED

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CREDIT: Jasmine Bruno

IPE 162 on Tour

The RPS International Photography Exhibition (IPE) celebrates photography from across the globe. Each year, the touring exhibition is selected from a worldwide open-call, encouraging submissions from international photographers of all levels. Alongside the opportunity to exhibit, £4,000 is awarded to support future photographic projects.

The 162nd edition of this historic exhibition is now on tour. We are very grateful to both theprintspace and the selection panel for their support of the IPE.

Blue Shift 10
CREDIT: Cody Cobb

IPE 162 Tour Dates

The exhibition will tour the following venues:

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

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

Jeremy Corbyn, Gillespie Park, London
CREDIT: Derek Man

Artist Video: Derek Man

Derek Man was selected for the RPS International Photography Exhibition 162. Learn how he created apple pinhole camera’s for his project What Do You See, Old Apple Tree? Including a portrait of Jeremy Corbyn!

Post-lenticular Landscapes: Equirectangular 01 Vernal Falls (after Muybridge and Watkins)
CREDIT: ScanLAB Projects

Artist Video: ScanLAB Projects

ScanLAB Projects use the latest terrestrial laser 3D scanning equipment, learn more about the process and their project by watching this short video.

LS XI #133

In Focus: Luca Tombolini

IPE 162 artist Luca Tombolini shares images from his series LS IX: Vistas Paradossales 

Luca Tombolini
Ellie Burd
CREDIT: Ellie Burd

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, with global shipping included.

Download a list of prints available here

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Liminal State
CREDIT: Cody Cobb

Award Winner

Stark landscapes of the American West awarded in IPE 162.

Discover the IPE 162 Award Winner
no.12 The Uncanny
CREDIT: Chirag Jindal

Under 30s Award Winner

A network of lava caves hidden beneath Auckland is revealed.

Discover the IPE 162 Under 30s Award Winner
Ian at Home
CREDIT: Frederic Aranda

IPE 162 Exhibitors

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

Meet the Photographers
IPE 162 Selectors

IPE 162 Selection Panel

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

Meet the Panel
Anita   (Punica   granatum,   Pomegranate,   Meaning:   Fertility)
CREDIT: Leslie Sheryll

History of the IPE

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.

Alone (Watch Tower), The Outback, 2016
CREDIT: Roei Greenberg

Submit your work

The IPE 163 call for entries will open in Autumn 2020!

Open to photographers of all ages and abilities, the next call-for-entries to the International Photography Exhibition (163) will open later in the year. To be notified when entry is open please send a reminder request to the Exhibitions Department 

RPS Journal January 2020

RPS Journal - IPE 162 Issue

The award-winning RPS Journal is exclusively available to RPS members.

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Alice and Sarah, Glen Lyon

Education Pack

Explore our gallery resource created as a teaching aid for visitors aged 11 to 18.

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Underground Sun Room. Mezhyhiria. Kyiv. Ukraine
CREDIT: Alex Parkyn-Smith

Press Enquiries

For access to images and further information, please contact RPS Communications Manager, Rebecca Lee,

IPE 162 Press Release