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CREDIT: Aindreas Scholz

What's On

Find upcoming events, talks, and exhibitions from the RPS, whether at RPS House in Bristol, across the UK, or abroad.

New Exhibition: IPE 164

RPS Gallery, 28 Jan - 7 May 2023 | Free entry

The RPS International Photography Exhibition (IPE) returns with its 164th edition showcasing powerful stories and documenting important themes, through the powerful medium of photography.

The RPS will be hosting an exhibition opening event, IPE 164 Open House 28 January 2023 - find out more

More about IPE 164 →
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CREDIT: Evan Dawson


Whether in person or streamed online, we host a range of events open to everyone, including workshops, talks, and exhibitions.

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CREDIT: Robert Harvey ARPS

Online talks

Explore online talks run by the RPS and its members, from interviews with prominent photographers to presentations about recent projects or photobooks.

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CREDIT: © Emma Delves-Broughton FRPS


Whether you're diving into photography for the first time or honing your skills, there is a range of online and in-person workshops run by the RPS and its members.

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Mark Phillips FRPS
CREDIT: Mark Phillips FRPS


There are three levels of RPS Distinctions. Clicks the links below to apply:

one2one Portfolio Reviews
Advisory Days
Licentiate (LRPS) Assessment 
Associate (ARPS) Assessment 
Fellowship (FRPS) Assessment

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CREDIT: Lola Flash

Awards Talks

Join us for a new series of conversations with recipients of the internationally respected RPS Awards. Each month we talk to a previous recipient about their work. Tickets are free.

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Speech Bubbles
CREDIT: Into Film

Free Family Film Club - Into Film

We are an official Into Film club venue! 

To join our FREE film club follow the link below and register with our club code: CC967F77 

We will be screening films for families and children under-18 on the last Sunday of every month (or the closest Saturday/Sunday available). Once you've registered as a club member on the Into Film platform you can keep up to date on the latest screening and news.  

If you have any questions about our film club please see our FAQ's

Our next screening is Sunday 29th December 3:30pm 
(To see which film we are screening register and check regularly for messages from the club leader) 

Join Our Film Club
CREDIT: Natcha Wongchanglaw
IPE 164 Open House Saturday 28 January

The RPS is delighted to host a series of talks from a selection of IPE 164 exhibitors to celebrate the opening of the exhibition. The talks will be held at RPS House, Bristol UK, and streamed live online.

Visit the exhibition on the opening day, meet exhibitors and create your own artwork in our family-friendly workshop

IPE 164 Open House 28 January - Program of talks

Find out more about each talk and how to book by following the links below:

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

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

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

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

IPE164 Open House


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CREDIT: George McLeod

International Photography Exhibition 164

The RPS International Photography Exhibition (IPE) returns with its 164th edition showcasing powerful stories and documenting important themes, through the powerful medium of photography.

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

IPE 164  RPS Gallery | Bristol 28 January - 7 May 2023

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Spirit in the Room

International Photography Exhibition 163

The International Photography Exhibition (IPE) is a unique celebration of photography today. Held continuously since 1854, it is the world’s longest running photography exhibition.

The IPE is curated from an international, annual open call that welcomes entries from new, emerging, and established photographers, working across any subject or genre.

Each edition of the IPE tours the UK after opening ar RPS Gallery, Bristol. If you have an enquiry, or would like to hire and exhibit the IPE at your venue, email the Exhibitions Team. We thank you for your support of the RPS.

International Photography Exhibition 163 (IPE 163) will tour to The Museum of Gloucester from 28 January 2023 - June 2023 - Find out more & book tickets

Groups, Regional Hubs & Chapters

Closed For The Night
CREDIT: Justin Cliffe ARPS
Fistral Bay, Cornwall
CREDIT: Janet Haines ARPS

Regional Hub events

CREDIT: Chris Renk

International events

Benelux · Germany · India · Sri Lanka · Switzerland



If you are interested in a sold out activity, please email the event organiser so they can let you know if/when it will be run again.

 For information on accessible events click here