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International Photography Exhibition at Gloucester Museum


Gloucester Museum

 The Museum of Gloucester is delighted to welcome the International Photography Exhibition 162 (IPE 162) to Gloucester in January 2022. The exhibition is on loan to the Museum as part of a new three-year partnership with The Royal Photographic Society. The International Photography Exhibition is a unique celebration of photography today. Held since 1854, it is the world’s longest running photography exhibition.

Visitors to the IPE 162 at the Museum of Gloucester will be able to view the work of 43 international photographers including Sadie Catt, Kerry J Dean, Katya Ilina, Luca Tombolini and Alan McFetridge. Visitors will be able to see a wide variety of photographic techniques, including portraiture, documentary, and landscape works, and explore themes such as identity and spirituality.

Works on display will include Award-winner Cody Cobb’s images of otherworldly, remote landscapes in the American West, where Cobb immersed himself in the landscape for weeks at a time. His series ‘Strange Land’ captures the emotion of the land as much as the topography. Also on view are New Zealand based photographer Chirag Jindal’s series ‘Into the Underworld / Ngā Mahi Rarowhenua’ which document the intricate lava caves beneath Auckland, for which he received the RPS IPE Under 30’s Award. Jindal’s images are created using LiDAR, an emerging form of lens-based imaging applied in archaeological surveying and criminal forensics.

The 162nd edition was anonymously selected from over 1,370 entries from 62 countries in a worldwide open call. The selection panel for the IPE 162 were Cian Oba-Smith (Photographer), Shannon Ghannam (Magnum Photos), Skinder Hundal MBE (formerly New Art Exchange), Dr Yan Wang Preston (artist and lecturer) and Dr Michael Pritchard (RPS).

The new partnership between the Museum of Gloucester and the Royal Photographic Society will see the next three editions of the International Photography Exhibition travel to the Museum of Gloucester following its initial display at the RPS in Bristol.

Cllr Andrew Lewis, cabinet member for Culture said: “I am delighted that this significant and well respected exhibition is coming to Gloucester for not one, but three years, as the museum and RPS undertake this new partnership and the start of a new journey working collaboratively. This will allow the many different audiences of the city (and beyond) to be able to visit and see artwork of an international calibre for many years to come.”

A full programme of events, including a series of talks and workshops from a selection of exhibiting photographers will be bookable online closer to the start of the exhibition (see link below).


Explore Gloucestershire
4 January 2022


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