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Frederic Aranda
CREDIT: Frederic Aranda

International Photography Exhibition 164 Open House

Come and celebrate the opening of the IPE 164, 28 January at the RPS, Bristol

Come and celebrate the opening of the IPE 164, 28 January at the RPS, Bristol 10am – 5pm

Listen to free talks from exhibiting photographers, join cyanotype workshops, and view the IPE 164 alongside some of the exhibitors. Frederic Aranda FRPS exhibitor and RPS Ambassador will be introducing each artist's talk and hosting Q&A sessions.  

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


The RPS International Photography Exhibition 164, is a powerful exhibition of over 100 works by 46 contemporary photographers from around the world.

The RPS International Photography Exhibition 164 explores themes of identity, cultural heritage, sexuality and gender, mental health, and environmental and political issues.

This edition is especially strong with traditional and alternative processes being used in photography including analogue work, cyanotypes, and collage.

Each edition of the International Photography Exhibition invites a panel of leading voices in photography and they bring an exciting mix of expertise in photography, as artists, curators,editors, and commentators. The IPE 164 guest selection panel were Mariama Attah (Curator, Open Eye Gallery), Amak Mahmoodian (Artist), Ryan Prince (Portrait and Documentary Photographer) and Dr Michael Pritchard, RPS Director of Programmes.

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CREDIT: Alys Tomlinson


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.

IPE 164 Open House 28 January - Program of talks

10:30 – 11:00 | Owen Harvey | Book Tickets

11:15 – 11:45 | Laurie Beck Peterson | Book Tickets

12:00 – 12:30 | Siqi Li | Book Tickets

12:45 – 13:15 | Natcha Wongchanglaw | Book Tickets

13:45 – 14:15 | Michelle Sank FRPS | Book Tickets

14:30 – 15:00 | Max Miechowski | Book Tickets

15:15 – 15:45 | Alys Tomlinson | Book Tickets



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Creative workshop with the RPS education team

Print your own cyanotype onto various materials including a mini tree-slice keyring, tote bag or sheet of fabric to hang at home.

Using the traditional photography technique of cyanotype and natural materials you are invited to create your own image inspired by work in the International Photography Exchibition 164. Cyanotype uses a light sensitive solution and sunlight to create striking blue negatives.

Simply book what you would like to make and come along during the day. The price includes all materials you need. Prices range from £3 to £8 Book tickets


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Buy Limited Edition IPE 164 Zine

This year we've created a special limited-edition zine as an extension of the International Photography Exhibition 164. The zines are only available at RPS House Bookshop so don't miss your chance to get your hands on one.

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: Frederic Aranda, Owen Harvey, Siqi Li and Alexander Parkyn-Smith