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IPE 163 Selection Panel

Meet the 2021 IPE Selection Panel

This year's IPE Selection Panel bring an exciting mix of knowledge and experience in photography, curating and publishing.

Each edition of the RPS International Photography Exhibition welcomes a new guest selection panel of leading voices in photography.

Selection of the exhibition is both rigorous and fair, where digital image and print work form part of the selection process and entrants remain anonymous throughout, including decisions on the award winners. 

We are very grateful to this year’s selection panel, for their time, expertise and insight.


Monica Alcazar-Duarte is a British-Mexican non-fiction photographer who lives and works in the UK. Monica's work often combines photography, with science and cutting edge technology which is anchored by meticulous research. In 2019, she was awarded the Lucie Foundation Chroma Luxe scholarship, a National Geographic Arena award, and exhibited Ascension - an interactive AR installation - at the RPS Gallery. Recently, Monica was awarded the Ampersand-Photoworks Residency and shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize.

Sebah Chaudhry is a Freelance Creative Producer and Curator. She has worked at international world-class festivals, projects and events. She is Co-Founder and Co-Director of ReFramed, a photographic visual arts network in the Midlands, supporting the community and artists who are Black, Asian, or from other ethnic minorities. She is an advocate for the promotion of emerging artists, particularly Black, Asian and people of colour, encouraging both artists and others to get involved in the art scene. 

Tim Clark is a writer, editor and curator based in London. Since 2008 he has been Editor-in-Chief at 1000 Words. Tim worked as a curatorial advisor on Masculinities: Liberation through Photography (2020) at the Barbican Centre London and continues to hold key curatorial roles in many international photography festivals. Tim also lecturers at The Institute of Photography, Falmouth University. His forthcoming book, Curator Conversations, comprising of interviews with leading international curators working in photography was released in April 2021.

Joy Gregory HonFRPS was born in the UK to Jamaican parents, she has always been fascinated by the impact of European history and colonisation on global perceptions of identity, memory, folk and traditional knowledge. Joy is the recipient of numerous awards, including a NESTA Fellowship, and has exhibited all over the world in many festivals and biennales. Her work is in many international collections including; the UK Arts Council; V&A; Institute of Modern Art, Australia; and Yale British Art Collection.

Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS has been involved in photography throughout his career. He started as a photography specialist at Christie’s auction house where he curated auctions internationally. He has written and lectured on many aspects of the history of photography in the UK and abroad and holds a PhD in the history of photography. Michael leads the RPS's education and public programmes. He is also the founder of the online community, British Photographic History


Did you know?

The International Photography Exhibition has an incredible history and is the longest running photography 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.

Each year the exhibition is enjoyed by 1000s of visitors nationwide during its tour and is a highlight in the exhibition programme at the RPS Gallery in Bristol, UK.

Entry to the International Photography Exhibition 163 closes on Tuesday 27 April 2021. Enter Now