The International Photography Exhibition has been held almost every year since 1854 – the year after The Society was founded.
In the early years, the exhibition included work from some of the world’s most eminent photographers. Now in its 160th year, it is the longest running exhibition of its kind in the world.
The exhibition reflects the varying interests and vibrant aesthetics of the photographic medium today, presenting work which demonstrates photographic skill and technique, alongside images exploring ideas and narratives rich in meaning and message. It encompasses single images and series work across all genres. The work is executed in many ways, from alternative processes to contemporary approaches.