The annual RPS International Print Exhibition is now in its 157th year, and is the longest standing exhibition of its kind in the world, having been held almost every year since 1854. Anyone can enter and everyone has an equal chance of their work being selected.
This year over 6,600 images were submitted to the competition from photographers in 72 countries worldwide. From the 100 prints selected for the exhibition, the photographers represent 23 countries, with 28% being under 30 years of age.
Paul Seawright, Photographer and Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster comments on the exhibition: "For me the work that stands out in the exhibition marries excellent photographic skill with ideas, producing prints rich in meaning, message and technique. The subject matter ranges from the sublime and unusual to the everyday".
The selected images, including the Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners can be viewed in the slideshow gallery. A full colour, 80 page catalogue of the exhibition, with selector’s comments, is available from the RPS Shop.
The International Print Exhibition 157 is kindly supported by Metro and Hahnemühle.
Gold Medal - Jacqueline Roberts (Germany)
Under 30s Gold Medal - William Lakin (UK)
Silver Medal - Mandy Barker ARPS (UK)
Bronze Medal - Damien Wootten (UK)
Bronze Medal - Tamara Staples (USA)
31 Jul – 28 Aug Berkeley Gallery, Greenwich Heritage Centre, London
6 Sept – 8 Nov Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales
22 Nov – 10 Jan 2015 Banbury Museum & Art Gallery, near Oxford
16 Jan – 15 Feb Royal Albert Hall, London (public open days: 5th Feb 10am – 3pm, 7th & 14th Feb 10am - 1pm)
14 Mar – 10 May Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
4 Jun – 30 Jun Waterfront Hall, Belfast (Belfast Photo Festival)
Paul Seawright - Photographer and Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster
Anne McNeill - Director of Impressions Gallery in Bradford
Jordi Ruiz Cirera - Documentary Photographer
Marc Aspland FRPS - Chief Sports Photographer for The Times
Tim Rudman FRPS (Chairman) – Fine Art Photographer
Entry for the 2014 Exhibition (157th) closed on 18 March and a call for entries to the next exhibition will be announced in January 2015. Entry will be available online via the competition website www.rps-international.org
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RPS Journal Feature on the Winners
From August 2014 of The RPS Journal
Winners of the Society's International Print Exhibition 157 explain what it takes to be a finalist.