2016/17 Touring Exhibition

The Royal Photographic Society's
International Print Exhibition 159

The Royal Photographic Society's International Print Exhibition 159 has now been selected. Congratulations to all successful photographers who will be exhibiting in the 2016/17 UK exhibition tour! Our thanks go to everyone who entered, the shortlisted photographers and to the selectors – we were overwhelmed by the response and the truly eclectic range of work submitted. Keep up to date with the exhibition on the main RPS website. If you would like to be notified when the next call for entries is announced in February 2017 contact us.

View the selected photographers
View the 2016 selectors

The International Print Exhibition 159 opened in October at the Photomonth International Photography Festival in London, alongside a packed programme of events. East London's Old Truman Brewery, on Brick Lane hosted the exhibition at PHOTOBLOCK, their dedicated space for photographic events during the festival. The opening night of PHOTOBLOCK at the festival is a hive of everything photographic, attracting a large number of visitors. The exhibition will tour from October 2016 - August 2017. Keep up to date with announcements via the RPS website.

An exhibition catalogue is available to order online from the RPS web shop.

About the International Print Exhibition:

The RPS 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 159th year, it is the longest running exhibition of its kind in the world.

Committed to promoting photography and supporting photographers, The RPS encourages anyone with an interest in photography to submit their work. Entries from all genres of photography are eligible, including images created using traditional photographic processes. The exhibition represents work from early career photographers and professionals as well as individuals who enjoy photography and feel they have something to offer.

Selected photographers are eligible for several cash prize awards (totalling £4,250 + Metro 12 month mentorship programme) aimed at helping to support future photographic projects. All selected photographers benefit from the exposure gained from the exhibition tour which travels to a number of venues across the UK - from a mix of public and educational venues including photo festivals and traditional gallery spaces.

Competition Info: 

- Open to photographers of all ages, worldwide
All genres of photography eligible
All techniques, including film and alternative photographic processes encouraged
Entrants can submit 4 images online
- Closing Date: 31 May 2016
Shortlisted work to be submitted as prints (The RPS will mount and frame all selected prints)
- Prize fund (£4250) aimed at helping to support future photographic projects
- An exhibition catalogue with all selected images will be produced
Exhibition opens in London and will travel to 6 venues

Competition enquiries contact:
Exhibitions Department

Spence_Ray_Kadi- © Ray Spence. Kadi
1858 Exhibition of The Photographic Society, 1858. Courtesy: V&A, London
Harvey_Owen_Freya_And_Billy © Owen Harvey. Freya and Billy
Mapey_Chris_ConeyIslandTowa © Chris Mapey. Coney Island, Towards the Freedom Tower
Kiselev_Sergey_Masks © Sergey Kiselev. Masks