RPS International Print Exhibition 157

July 2, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | 0 Comments |
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Now in its 157th year, The Royal Photographic Society’s annual International Print Exhibition is the longest standing exhibition of its kind in the world, dating back to 1854. The selection for this year's event exhibition has been made and the exhibition of 100 prints will open in London on 31 July 2014. The winners, who come from Germany, USA and the UK, will be announced at a reception the same evening. The photographs will be shown in the opening exhibiton at Berkeley Gallery, Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich.

RPS Press Release

The RPS International Print Exhibition 157 selected

Bath, 27 June 2014 - The selection for the world’s oldest photography exhibition has been made and the exhibition of 100 prints will open in London on 31 July 2014. The winners, who come from Germany, USA and the UK, will be announced at a reception the same evening.

Now in its 157th year, The Royal Photographic Society’s annual International Print Exhibition is the longest standing exhibition of its kind in the world, dating back to 1854. During its long history it has gained a reputation for showcasing a wide range of genres and styles of photography.

Student, amateur and professional photographers from around the world submitted their images to the competition. Over 6,600 images were entered from 1,727 photographers in 72 countries. From the shortlisted prints, just 100 were selected for the exhibition and the selected photographers represent 23 countries worldwide.

This year’s five award winners come from Germany, USA and the UK and their work together with the other selected prints will be shown in the opening exhibiton at Berkeley Gallery, Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich, from 31 July to 28 August 2014.

All the selected images will be posted on the RPS website at the beginning of August. For information about venues and the exhibition, visit the RPS website: www.rps.org/IPE157

This year’s selectors were:

Paul Seawright - Photographer & Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster

Anne McNeill - Director of Impressions Gallery, Bradford 

Jordi Ruiz Cirera - Documentary Photographer & Winner of 2013 Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize

Marc Aspland FRPS * - Chief Sports Photographer for The Times newspaper

Tim Rudman FRPS (Chairman of Selectors) – Fine Art Photographer 

* Marc Aspland participated in the shortlisting process but, due to a serious accident, was unable to participate in the final selection.

A fully illustrated catalogue of all 100 images plus selector’s comments will be available through The Society’s web shop from 1 August.


Photo: Marco Casino (Italy), Train Surfing Action.
The train surfing phenomenon is widespread in South Africa. The majority of surfers are children under 25 and amputations and death are very common. This photograph is part of a long term project about the daily life in the township, 20 years after the struggle against apartheid.



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