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CREDIT: Evan Dawson

Visit us

Visit our Bristol home to enjoy exhibitions, workshops, talks, film screenings and many other events

New Exhibition: Open until 6 November

Squaring the Circles is now open at RPS Gallery, Weds-Sun 10am-5pm. No booking required.

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CREDIT: Susan Derges

Squaring the Circles of Confusion: Neo-Pictorialism in the 21st Century

The Royal Photographic Society is delighted to announce the opening of Squaring the Circles of Confusion: Neo-Pictorialism in the 21st Century. The new exhibition explores how eight contemporary photographers are using traditional techniques and approaches in their work to address contemporary issues and demonstrate the beauty of the photographic image.­

Don't miss out on hearing featured artists talk about their work on 5 November 2022  - find out more

RPS Gallery, Bristol: 9 September to 6 November 2022

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CREDIT: Evan Dawson

Squaring the Circles: Artist Talks

The RPS is delighted to host a series of talks from artists featured in Squaring the Circles of Confusion at RPS House Bristol, 10am - 5pm Saturday 5 November 2022. Listen to exhibitor talks, and take part in family fun activities. Each artist will share the stories behind their featured work, and talk about their wider photographic practice.

Further information and tickets are to be announced.

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CREDIT: Evan Dawson

Observe a Distinctions Assessment

Get an experience of the RPS Distinctions assessment process by booking a ticket to observe an assessment, either in person at RPS House or online. 

Observe an assessment
CREDIT: Kirsty Mackay

The Photobook Club

The Photobook Club and the RPS present a monthly series of talks from photographers and artists. Curated by Tom Broadbent, the series features members of The Photobook Club during the course of 2022.

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Information about RPS House

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CREDIT: Evan Dawson

Plan your visit

RPS House is open to the public from Thursday to Sunday (and on Bank Holiday Mondays) from 10am to 5pm.

We want to ensure that everyone shares a safe and enjoyable experience. Before visiting, please read our Visitor Guide and book a ticket to our exhibitions.

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CREDIT: © Sam Laughlin / Tawny Owlet Braching (Strix Aluco)
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CREDIT: Rebecca Faith

Building hire

Hire our 101-seat auditorium fitted with cinema quality equipment, state of the art exhibition space, conference room, photographic resource centre and/or library.

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Media enquiries

The RPS 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.

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CREDIT: Evan Dawson

Film screenings

Coming later this year

CREDIT: Andrew Carothers ARPS


RPS Distinctions are one of the most widely recognised and respected photography awards throughout the world. Our tailored and friendly education programme offers Advisory Days, Assessments and many other ways to support your photography. 

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