Now in its 161st edition, the IPE is a celebration of photography today offering insight into current trends and subjects whilst providing a platform for the photographers of tomorrow.
54 photographers from 7327 entries submitted were selected to participate in the IPE 161 touring exhibition, which will open at the RPS's new building in Bristol early next year.
American visual artist and photographer, Alec Von Bargen has been selected with 2 images from his most recent series So.lil.o.quy.
Presenting 100 beautiful, strong and accomplished images by 54 contemporary photographers, the IPE 161 will tour the UK through 2019, opening at the RPS in Bristol early 2019 (additional dates to be confirmed):
Early 2019 Royal Photographic Society, Bristol
30 March to 12 May Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
22 May to 23 June Royal Albert Hall, London
5 July to 4 Sept Municipal Gallery, Dublin
4 to 27 October HIP Festival, Hull
About the IPE:
The 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, Edward Steichen and others.
Now in its 161st year, it is the longest running exhibition of its kind in the world.