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International Photography Exhibition 163

Over 8,000 images were submitted to the International Photography Exhibition 163, and an impressive selection of images were shortlisted and reviewed as prints by our guest panel.  From this shortlist, 57 photographers have been selected to exhibit in the International Photography Exhibition 163 – find out more about them below. The exhibition explores themes of identity, cultural heritage, global societal issues, gender politics, mental health, the natural world, and the human condition.

Read the latest IPE 163 news announcement here.
The exhibition will be on view at RPS Gallery, Bristol in April 2022.

Photographers and image-makers, of all ages, can submit their work to the RPS International Photography Exhibition. Submissions are encouraged from new, emerging and established photographers worldwide.

The IPE presents a unique opportunity to exhibit in a group exhibition at The Royal Photographic Society in Bristol, UK, and other nationwide venues, alongside a prize fund to support future photographic projects.

Exhibition selection is anonymous throughout, including the award winners, with a changing guest selection panel for each edition. The process is both rigorous and fair, where digital image and print work form part of the selection process. Each IPE edition is a unique celebration of photography today.

The next call for entries will be announced in January 2022. Sign-up to our newsletter to be the first to know. 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.

Awards & Recognition

The International Photography Exhibition presents an opportunity to exhibit in the world’s longest running photography exhibition. You will also be eligible for several significant awards:

1. IPE Award  /  £1500 and 1-year free membership to the RPS

2. Under 30s Award  /  £1000 and 1-year free membership to the RPS

3. Exhibition Tour  /  100 photographs will be selected for the touring exhibition, opening at the RPS Gallery, Bristol

4. Solo Exhibition at the RPS  /  2-week solo exhibition in the RPS Gallery, awarded by the RPS. The RPS will support the selected photographer to develop and deliver the exhibition

5. RPS Photographic Commission  /  £1250 commission to create new work, awarded by the RPS

6. RPS Journal Features  /  Four opportunities for a photographer to feature in the award-winning RPS Journal, selected by the Editor

7. Visitor Prize  /  £250 prize voted for by visitors to the Bristol exhibition

8. Selectors Spotlight  /  Five photographers will receive a statement by one of the guest selectors about why they selected the work. This will be included in the exhibition

9. IPE Journal Edition  /  All selected photographers will receive a copy of the IPE edition of the award-winning RPS Journal

10. International Recognition  /  Shortlisted photographers will be celebrated across our online and digital channels, including opportunities for Instagram take-overs

11. Membership Offer  /  All IPE entrants receive 15% discount on a new RPS membership

12. Digital Spotlight  /  We will share stand-out entries during the entry period across RPS digital channels

Originally posted by RPS

You can learn more about this opportunity here: https://rps.org/opportunities/ipe-163/