International Print Exhibition 158 winners announced

08 October 2015

Exhibitions, Society news

Bath, 8 October 2015: The winners of The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition 158 – the world’s longest running photography exhibition - have been announced.  Student, amateur and professional photographers from around the world submitted their images to the competition.  Nearly 5,000 images were entered and the shortlisted photographers, from 20 different countries, provided prints for the final selection of 100 images for the exhibition.

The 4 award winners, from Poland, Lithuania, Germany and the UK, are:

  • Gold Medal (£1,000) -  Jan Klos (Poland) Nelson’s Head, Shoreditch, June 2014. From the series, ' The Photographic Guide to the Pubs of East London'
  • Under 30s Gold Medal (£1,000 and a 12 month tailored mentorship with Metro Imaging Ltd) - David Severn (UK) Miss Mansfield 2013-2014. Nottinghamshire, UK
  • Silver Medal (£500) - Frank Machalowski (Germany) Tierwald #7
  • Bronze Medal (£250) - Tadao Cern (Lithuania) Comfort Zone #1

Now in its 158th edition, The Royal Photographic Society’s annual International Print Exhibition is the longest running exhibition of its kind in the world, dating back to 1854. It has established an unrivalled reputation for the range of photography that it shows. Each year’s exhibition reflects the tastes and interests of the selectors.

This year’s selectors were photographers Richard Billingham and Simon Roberts HonFRPS; director of FORMAT and Quad Louise Clements; Picture Editor, The Guardian, Bridget Croaker ASICI FRPS; and publisher Dewi Lewis HonFRPS. They were chaired by past RPS President Roy Robertson HonFRPS.

Selector, Simon Roberts HonFRPS, commented: “I believe we have selected an exemplary range of work, reflecting different age groups, nationalities and the varying interests, methodology and vibrant aesthetics of the photographic medium today.”

The Exhibition shows at The Old Truman Brewery, London, from 9-13 October (10am – 6pm), at PHOTOBLOCK  - a collection of photographic events organised by The Old Truman Brewery, which is part of PHOTOMONTH, East London’s International Photo Festival. It then tours the UK.  Full details are at: www.rps.org/ipe158

A fully illustrated catalogue of all 100 images with selectors’ and photographers’ comments is available from The Society’s web shop: http://www.rps.org/shop/catalogues

Image: Jan Klos (Poland) Nelson’s Head, Shoreditch, June 2014

For more information contact: Lesley Goode, Exhibitions Manager, on +44 (0)1225 325720 or email: exhibitions@rps.org  or Dr Michael Pritchard, Director-General, on +44(0)1225 325730, email: director@rps.org