Exhibition Dates: February 15 – March 22, 2020
Opening Reception: February 15, 4 – 6PM
Artist Talks: February 15, 2:30 – 4PM
Location: The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, Bristol, UK

Selected from over 1370 entries from 62 countries, the exhibition features the work of 43 international photographers. Spirituality, identity, inclusion and the environment are some of the powerful narratives explored this year. The exhibition at the Royal Photographic Society opens on 15 February 2020, before touring across the UK and coincides with the first anniversary of the organizations move to Bristol.

The exhibition will tour to the following venues:
RPS House, Bristol: February 15 – March 22, 2020
Royal Albert Hall, London: April 2 – April 27, 2020
Beverley Art Gallery, Beverley, East Yorkshire: June 13 – Sept. 12, 2020
Oriel Art Gallery, Theatr Clwyd, Flintshire: Nov. 28, 2020 – Jan. 16, 2021

Exhibition History:
The RPS International Photography 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 and Edward Steichen.

Exhibiting Photographers:
Paul Adams, Byron Aihara, Michael P. Amato, Frederic Aranda, Jasmine Bruno, Ellie Burd, Aletheia Casey, Su Cassiano, Sadie Catt, Cody Cobb, Sounak Das, Kerry Dean, Dan Farnum, Alan Gignoux, Roei Greenberg, Mat Hay, Catherine Hyland, Katya Ilina, Chirag Jindal, Jordan Layton, Jenny Lewis, Kamila Lozinska, Derek Man, Alan Mcfetridge, Tom Oldham, Deborah Orloff, Manon Ouimet, Alexander Parkyn-Smith, Camillo Pasquarelli, Emma Pigott, Matthew Shaw & William Trossell, Chris Round, Ioanna Sakellaraki, Alain Schroeder, Simon Schwyzer, Sam Scoggins, Leslie Sheryll, David K. Steinberg, Kiki Streitberger, Amrita Stutzle, Bryan Thomas, Luca Tombolini, Alice Zoo

IPE 162 Selection Panel:
Cian Oba-Smith is an Irish Nigerian photographer whose work focuses on communities and subcultures, with an interest in approaching subjects that are often misrepresented.

Shannon Ghannam is the Global Education Director at Magnum Photos, responsible for the celebrated agency’s educational programming.Skinder Hundal MBE is CEO/Director of New Art Exchange, a leading contemporary arts space. He is passionate about supporting new talent, creating ‘incredible encounters’.

Dr Yan Wang Preston is an artist and lecturer based in West Yorkshire, UK, whose work examines the contested states of nature in contemporary societies. Her recent projects Mother River and Forestwon numerous awards.

Dr Michael Pritchard is Director, Education and Public Affairs at the RPS. He is a photo-historian and regular writer and lecturer on photography.