Earlier this year we launched the open call for the 164th International Photography Exhibition (IPE 164). Today we are excited to reveal the shortlisted photographers, featuring work from 314 photographers from 48 countries.
The photographers were chosen from a worldwide open call in which over 6000 images were entered by 3466 photographers around the world. The selection, made anonymously, demonstrates the breadth of contemporary image-making and storytelling that includes alternative approaches, new genres, and processes. The selection explores themes of identity, relationships, religion, conflict, global cultural issues and the environment.
The IPE 164 guest selection panel are Mariama Attah (Curator, Open Eye Gallery), Amak Mahmoodian (Artist), Ryan Prince (Portrait and Documentary Photographer) and Dr Michael Pritchard, RPS Director of Programmes and photohistorian.
The final selection of 100 photographs and award winners, which will be chosen from the shortlisted prints in September, will be announced later this year. Selected exhibiting photographers will be offered exclusive opportunities including two awards, the IPE Award and the Under 30’s Award alongside a £4000 prize fund for standout entrants, a photographic commission to create new work, and features in the award-winning RPS Journal.
The International Photography Exhibition 164 will be on display at RPS Gallery, Bristol in January 2023.
Congratulations to all the shortlisted photographers.
Images: Lottie Davies, Experiment #4; Owen Harvey, Lou & Paisley, from the series Young Fathers