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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: International Photography Exhibition 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.

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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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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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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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CREDIT: Nicholas Constant


Explore the exhibitions run by the RPS and plan your visit to Bristol. We also run open calls and touring exhibitions.

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CREDIT: Into Film

Free Family Film Club - Into Film

We are an official Into Film club venue! 

To join our FREE film club sign up to our newsletter where you will receive regular updates on upcoming screenings, workshops and more! 

We will be screening films for families and children under-18 on the last Tuesday of every month. Once you've signed up to our newsletter you will get listings of upcoming screenings, workshops and activities from Into Film. 

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CREDIT: Ashley J. Bourne

Call for entry / IPE 165

The RPS International Photography Exhibition (IPE) is the world's longest-running photography exhibition, now in its 165th edition, and offers everyone a unique opportunity to exhibit in a group exhibition at The Royal Photographic Society in Bristol, UK, before touring. 

Entry is through an open-call where we welcome submissions from new, emerging, and established international photographers of all ages. 

Call for entry open: 7 February - 8 May 2023

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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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Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

RPS Gallery: 20 May – 11 June 2023

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, the world’s leading awards for food photography and film, premieres its twelfth exhibition at The Royal Photographic Society, Gallery Bristol.

With over 170 images from more than 25 categories, ranging from the Politics of Food to Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture, the exhibition captures the great sweep of stories and cultures in the world of food.

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Groups, Regional Hubs & Chapters

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CREDIT: Justin Cliffe ARPS
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CREDIT: Janet Haines ARPS

Regional Hub events

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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.

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