Major photography exhibition is coming to Gloucester next month – Gloucestershire News Service

The famous IPE 162 International Photography Exhibition is coming to the Gloucester Museum next month, it was announced yesterday.

“The exhibit is on loan to the Museum as part of a new three-year partnership with the Royal Photographic Society,” a spokesperson said.

“It’s a unique celebration of photography today. Organized since 1854, it is the oldest photography exhibition in the world.

“Visitors to IPE 162 at the Gloucester Museum will be able to view the work of 43 international photographers including Sadie Catt, Kerry J Dean, Katya Ilina, Luca Tombolini and Alan McFetridge.

“A wide variety of photographic techniques will be exhibited, including portraits, documentaries and landscapes, as well as themes such as identity and spirituality.

“Works on display will include winner Cody Cobb’s images of distant, otherworldly landscapes in the American West, where Cobb immersed himself in the landscape for weeks at a time.

“His ‘Strange Land’ series captures the emotion of the terrain as much as the topography.

New Zealand photographer Chirag Jindal’s ‘Into the Underworld / Ngā Mahi Rarowhenua’ series documents 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 to archaeological prospecting and forensic science.

“The 162nd edition was selected anonymously from more than 1,370 entries from 62 countries through a global open call. The selection panel for IPE 162 consisted of Cian Oba-Smith (photographer), Shannon Ghannam (Magnum Photos), Skinder Hundal MBE (formerly New Art Exchange), Dr Yan Wang Preston (artist and speaker) and Dr Michael Pritchard (RPS).

“The new partnership between the Gloucester Museum and the Royal Photographic Society will see the next three editions of the International Photography Exhibition come to the Gloucester Museum following its first exhibition at the RPS in Bristol.”

Cllr Andrew Lewis, City Council Cabinet Member for Culture, said: ‘I am delighted that this important and highly respected exhibition is coming to Gloucester for not one, but three years, as the museum and RPS embark on this new partnership and the start of a new collaborative work journey. This will allow the many different audiences in the city (and beyond) to be able to visit and see world-class works of art for many years to come.

A full program of events, including a series of talks and workshops from a selection of exhibiting photographers, will be available to book online closer to the start of the exhibition.

For more details on the exhibition and its side events, please visit

Tracey L. Sweeney