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RPS International Print Exhibition 160 Comes to Barnsley

28 April – 9 June 2018.

The Gallery@ The Civic, Barnsley is delighted to announced the forthcoming arrival of the Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition 160, April 28th.

The Royal Photographic Society’s International Photography Exhibition (IPE 160), is the world’s longest running photographic exhibition. For the first time, all four medals, Gold, Under 30s Gold, Silver, and Bronze, have been awarded to photographers who entered photographic work from a series.

The four award winners have been selected from thousands of entries from across the world by the 2017 panel: Karin Bareman, Curatorial Project Manager for Autograph ABP; Zelda Cheatle curator, editor, lecturer and consultant in photography; Ingrid Pollard HonFRPS, photographer, media artist and researcher; and photographers and former IPE exhibitors Abbie Trayler-Smith and Sian Davey HonFRPS.

Glasgow based photographer Margaret Mitchell has won the Gold Award for her series of images entitled In This Place. Taken from an emotive portrait project focusing on Mitchell’s family, the images trace the lives of her sister’s children growing up in central Scotland, dealing with issues of family, loss and survival.

IPE 160 Selector, curator Zelda Cheatle, commented: “Margaret Mitchell’s images are made from the heart. They speak of this modern world we live in, there is a sincerity and depth of emotion to this work that resonates long beyond the initial view.”

The Under 30s Gold Medal has been awarded to Owen Harvey, London based documentary photographer, for his series on the US Lowriding culture. IPE Silver has been awarded to US photographer R. J. Kern and Canadian photographer Wes Bell has received Bronze.

The RPS exhibition 160 is part of an exciting year of art at The Civic and will be accompanied by an exhibition by local photographer John Crossley entitled Barnsley’s Past In The Present

The Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition 160 will be in The Gallery at The Civic from 28 April to 9 June 2018.

Free admission.

Open Tue-Sat, 10:00am-5:00pm

For more information visit or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.