14th Dec 2016 - 7th Jan 2017
Ground Floor gallery, Edward Street, Brighton
This Royal Photographic Society travelling exhibition has been held since 1854 and has included work from some of the world's most eminent photographers. Now in its 159th edition, it is the longest running exhibition of its kind in the world. It showcases an eclectic mix of work and gives a fascinating insight into the range and diversity of photographic work being created today.
Entries are submitted from an international open call and are initially shortlisted digitally before the final selection made from prints provided by the shortlisted photographers. The exhibition travels to photo festivals and traditional gallery spaces ensuring it engages with a wide public audience.
UK photographers Carolyn Mendelsohn, Polly Braden and Poem Baker secured the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards and Russian photographer Anna Shustikova won the under-30s Gold award.
The competition attracted entries from 57 countries and the finalists and winners were selected by a panel consisting of social documentary photographer Dougie Wallace; Brighton Biennial Photo Festival director, Celia Davies; the director of Glasgow’s Street Level Photoworks, Malcolm Dickson; Russ O’Connell, Picture Editor for The Sunday Times Magazine and the photography writer and editor Gemma Padley.
Exhibition opening hours:Wednesday 14 December - Friday 16 December, 10:00 - 17:00.
Tuesday 3 January - Saturday 7 January, 10:00 - 17:00.
Exhibition photograph used: Peter Zelewski