Visit IPE 162 - Bristol
International Photography Exhibition 162: RPS Gallery is currently CLOSED
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.
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!
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.
In Focus: Luca Tombolini
IPE 162 artist Luca Tombolini shares images from his series LS IX: Vistas Paradossales
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
Stark landscapes of the American West awarded in IPE 162.
Under 30s Award Winner
A network of lava caves hidden beneath Auckland is revealed.
IPE 162 Exhibitors
Congratulations to the 43 international photographers selected for the International Photography Exhibition 162.
IPE 162 Selection Panel
Learn more about this year's panel of respected industry leaders.
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.
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 - IPE 162 Issue
The award-winning RPS Journal is exclusively available to RPS members.
Explore our gallery resource created as a teaching aid for visitors aged 11 to 18.