RPS International Photography Exhibition 160

  • Drywest Moonscapes

    by Uwe H Martin

  • Young Cowboys

    by Brett Erickson

  • Hattver

    by Ross Brown

Opens for entry: 28 Feb - 24 May 2017
Open submission calling for engaging, visually striking and inspiring work across all genres. Selected work will be exhibited in a nationwide touring exhibition opening in London in October.

Submission details:

- Worldwide open submission
- Open to members and non-members 
- Online entry of up to 4 images, from a series or as single images
- Selected by an influential panel of prominent photographers/industry professionals
- Shortlisted work to be submitted as prints, supported by theprintspace
- Final selection from shortlisted prints
- Submit your work online via the IPE website from 28 Feb.

Selected photographers will benefit from:

- Awards and cash prizes 
- Nationwide 10 month tour, opening at PHOTOBLOCK during London's Photomonth International Photography Festival
- Opportunity for the 4 award winners to exhibit a selection of their work in a joint show at theprintspace gallery, London (2018)
- Publication in the exhibition catalogue
- Opportunity to be featured in the award winning RPS Journal
- Press coverage

The International Photography Exhibition (IPE) reflects the varying interests and vibrant aesthetics of the photographic medium today, presenting work which demonstrates photographic skill and technique, alongside images exploring ideas and narratives rich in meaning and message. 

The exhibition encompasses single images and series work across all genres including Landscape, Editorial, Photojournalism, Nature, Contemporary, Conceptual, Portraiture, Abstract and many more. Alternative processes and contemporary approaches combine for an exciting and engaging exhibition which resonates with the viewer and leaves a lasting impression.

Committed to promoting the highest standards of photography whilst supporting photographers at all levels of ability, the exhibition represents early career photographers and professionals as well as individuals who enjoy photography and feel they have something to offer. The RPS also recognises young talent and encourages photographers under 30 to submit their work, which will be considered for a dedicated under 30s award.

All selected photographers are eligible for several cash prize awards aimed at helping to support future photographic projects and will benefit from the exposure gained from the exhibition tour, which travels nationwide to a mix of public and educational venues including photo festivals and traditional gallery spaces. 

About the IPE:

The International Photography Exhibition (formerly known as the International Print Exhibition) is steeped in history, having been held almost every year since 1854 - the year after The Society was founded. In the early years, the exhibition included work from some of the world's most eminent photographers including Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, Edward Steichen and others. Now in its 160th year, it is the longest running exhibition of its kind in the world. Read more about the exhibitions' history, and The Society online.

For further entry details see the IPE website.
Enquiries contact: Exhibitions Department 

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