The RPS International Photography Exhibition (IPE) 163

The Muse­um of Glouces­ter is once again work­ing with the Roy­al Pho­to­graph­ic Soci­ety (RPS) to host their renowned Inter­na­tion­al Pho­tog­ra­phy Exhibition.

28/01/23 – 04/06/23
Opening Times
Sunday, 11:00 – 16:00
Monday, Closed
Tue–Sat, 10:00 – 17:00
Adults - £4.95 | Seniors - £3.95 | Ages 18-25 - £2.95 | Under 18s - Free.
About the exhibition
The International Photography Exhibition (IPE) is the world’s longest running photography exhibition. Now in its 163rd edition, the IPE 163 is a powerful presentation that demonstrates the breadth of contemporary image-making and storytelling today.

The IPE 163 explores themes of identity, cultural heritage, global societal issues, gender politics, mental health, the natural world, and the human condition. The selected work pays particular attention to the personal impacts of the pandemic, capturing hardship, grief, resilience, and hope.

The IPE 163 also employs experimental techniques, innovative approaches, and traditional processes to challenge expectations, ignite conversation and give a voice to under-represented communities. Collectively, the exhibition compels us to re-imagine the way we interpret the world.

The IPE 163 award is given to Tim Franco, a French-Polish photographer, for his work ‘Unperson – Portraits of North Korean Defectors’. South Korean photographer KyeongJun Yang receives the Under 30’s award for work from his series ‘Men Don’t Cry’.

Each edition of the IPE invites a guest selection panel of leading voices in photography. Bringing together an exciting mix of expertise in photography, curating and publishing, the IPE 163 selectors were Monica Alcazar-Duarte (non-fiction photographer), Sebah Chaudhry (Creative Producer, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Reframed UK), Joy Gregory HonFRPS (award-winning photographic artist) and Dr Michael Pritchard, RPS Director of Programmes.

This exhibition forms the second phase of the partnership between the Museum of Gloucester and the Royal Photographic Society which will see the International Photography Exhibition tour to the Museum of Gloucester each year following its initial display at their home in Bristol for three years.

Exhibition duration
Saturday 28 January 2023 to Sunday 4 June 2023.

Opening hours
Tuesday-Saturday | 10am-5pm and Sunday | 11am-4pm (we will be open selected Mondays during school holiday periods.)

Getting here
Our address is: The Museum of Gloucester, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1HP.

Enquiries and booking
For any ticketing or booking enquiries, please email museum@gloucester.gov.uk or call or 01452 396131.

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