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RPS 159th International Print Exhibition Winners

RPS 159th International Print Exhibition Winners - The world's longest running photography exhibition has announced the winners of its 159th edition.

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Alice by Carolyn Mendelsohn

Alice © Carolyn Mendelsohn


The world's longest running photography exhibition has announced the winners of its 159th edition and for the first time in its long history, all four winners are female photographers. 

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 in The Royal Photographic Society's International Print Exhibition. All the selected photographs will be exhibited from 13-18 October at London’s Photomonth International Photography Festival before touring the UK.


School Bus by Anna Shustikova

School Bus © Anna Shustikova

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.


Lucie, from the project 'Great Interactions. Life with Learning Disabilities and Autism.'

Lucie © Polly Braden

The Gold Award image, titled 'Alice' by Carolyn Mendelsohn focusses on the complex transition between childhood to young adulthood while the Under-30s Gold winner Anna Shustikova’s image 'School Bus' was taken after a school excursion to the Dubna wetlands nature reserve in the northeast Moscow province.

For more information on The Royal Photographic Society's International Print Exhibition, visit the RPS website

Previous winners of the RPS 158th International Print Exhibition include Jan Klos, David Severn, Frank Machalowski and Tadao Cern. 


The Jungola Klownz of Deptford.

The Jungola Klownz of Deptford © Poem Baker

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