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RPS Members Summer Exhibition | Call for entries now open | Enter your work

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CREDIT: Olwage Lee Ann Belinda

Summer Exhibitions Saturday

Come and celebrate our summer exhibitions on Saturday 6 August at the RPS, Bristol

Come and celebrate our summer exhibitions on 6 August at the RPS, 10am – 5pm

Listen to free talks with exhibiting photographers, take part in tintype portrait sessions, join cyanotype workshops, and visit our current photography exhibitions.

Can't attend in person? All our talks will be streamed live online. Register below.


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CREDIT: Yushi Li

Explore our Exhibitions

Now on display is the International Photography Exhibition 163, a powerful exhibition of over 100 works by 60 contemporary photographers from around the world.

Also on view is the brand-new outdoor joint RPS and MPF exhibition, This is Not a Moment by Bristol-based photographer, Khali Ackford who will be speaking about his work on the day.

You will also be able to view the latest displays of selected photographs by past RPS bursary winners, and successful Distinctions portfolios.


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Listen to Free Photographer Talks

Join us in person and online for fascinating free talks throughout the day with exhibiting photographers. Each artist will share the stories behind their featured work, and talk about their wider photographic practice.

Program of talks:

11.00 - 11.30 | Rosie Dale | Register now →

11.45 - 12.15 | Khali Ackford | Register now →

12.30 - 13.00 | Hannah Norton | Register now →

14.00 - 14.45 | Lewis Fisher & Richard Ansett | Register now →

15.15 - 15.45 | Ryan Prince | Register now →

16.00 - 16.30 | Yushi Li | Register now →



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CREDIT: Gareth Jarvis

Take Part in Tintype Portrait Sessions

Tintype photographer Gareth Jarvis will run his popular portrait sessions throughout the day. A unique opportunity to create a special photograph to take home using this fascinating photographic process.

Book now →





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CREDIT: Evan Dawson
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Join Fun Family Workshops

Join our education team at two family-friendly photography workshops.

Free Collage Workshop

Inspired by images in the International Photography Exhibition 163, come and create your own imaginary landscape. Using collage materials, construct a landscape image filled with colour, creatures and nature that shows your idea of an 'ideal world' - what will you create?

Register now →

Creative Cyanotype Workshop

Print your own cyanotype onto a postcard or RPS tote bag for you to keep and take home afterwards. ⁠Cyanotype uses a light-sensitive solution and sunlight to create striking and beautiful blue negatives.

£2-8. Book now →


High Reszine

Buy Prints and the Zine

This year we've created a special limited-edition zine as an extension of the International Photography Exhibition 163. The zines are selling fast, so don't miss your chance to get your hands on one.

Prints of selected entries to the exhibition will also be available to purchase.

There will also be drinks kindly supplied by Lost and Grounded Brewers.



Find Us

We are located at the PhotoHub inside Paintworks creative quarter on the A4, Bath Road across from Arnos Vale Cemetery. Our building is beside The Martin Parr Foundation.

Image credits: Lee-Ann Olwage; Yushi Li; Ryan Prince; Gareth Jarvis; Alexander Parkyn-Smith