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Visit our Bristol home to enjoy exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and many other events
Laia Abril
CREDIT: Laia Abril (detail)


Gallery opening hours: Thursday-Sunday 10:00-17:00 GMT. Entry is free to all exhibitions:


In Progress: May-October 2021



Benedict Brain Self
CREDIT: Benedict Brain ARPS


Browse and book by clicking the links:



Small map of RPS at Paintworks

Plan your visit

CREDIT: BOP 19 © BOP, produced by the Martin Parr Foundation and the Royal Photographic Society
Bait Still 1 Neil (Isaac Woodvine) 2632X2000 EDF 20190118

Film screenings

Coming later this year

CREDIT: Adrian Gidney FRPS


We offer three levels of distinction; Licentiate, Associate & Fellowship. Click below for information on applying and dates for Advisory Days and Assessments:

Licentiate (LRPS) 

Associate (ARPS)

Fellowship (FRPS)

200215 RPS IPE 162 0094 HIGH RES (002)

Media enquiries

The Royal Photographic Society is the United Kingdom's leading photography organisation and is well-placed to provide informed comment to the media on many different aspects of photography, photographers and issues surrounding photography.

Rebecca Faith Photo 1065 2
CREDIT: Rebecca Faith

Building hire

Hire our auditorium, exhibition space and conference room

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Mark Reeves ARPS 13
CREDIT: Mark Reeves ARPS

Portfolio reviews