International Print Exhibition at Hartlepool
Friday 9 January at 2pm in Hartlepool Art Gallery, Church Square, Hartlepool
Spotlight on the cream of world photography
SOME of the very best in both UK and international photography will be showcased in a new exhibition starting in Hartlepool this weekend.
For the first time the town will host the Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition, which will take place in Hartlepool Art Gallery in Church Square from Saturday 10 January to Sunday 1 March.
The longest-standing exhibition of its kind in the world, it has been staged almost every year since the founding of the Society in 1853 and features 124 prints selected from many submissions from amateur, student and professional photographers from around the globe.
During its long history it has gained a reputation for showcasing a wide range of genres and styles, with cutting-edge images being shown alongside traditional work.
This year’s exhibition has been organised in partnership with international legal practice Allen & Overy.
Dr Barry Senior, Hon. FRPS, President of the Royal Photographic Society, said: “The Royal Photographic Society is delighted to be showing the 151st International Print Exhibition in the North-East of England at Hartlepool Art Gallery.
“It is our aim to have this important exhibition as widely seen as possible and we are grateful to the gallery for this opportunity and their support.”
Emma Hamlett, Hartlepool Council’s Museums Manager, added: “Many of the images in this exhibition are thought-provoking, some are simply beautiful, but all are of the highest photographic quality. We are delighted and honoured to welcome this prestigious exhibition to Hartlepool.”
The Royal Photographic Society was founded “to promote the art and science of photography” – a mission which it continues to this day in the United Kingdom and through its considerable overseas membership.
Membership is open to everyone interested in photography, whether they are amateur or professional and regardless of age.
As well as becoming a member of the Society itself, many members also join one or more of its specialist groups which concentrate more closely upon their chosen interests within the medium.
The exhibition is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 5.30pm and Sundays 2pm to 5pm and entry is free. For more information call +44 (0) 1429 869706.
For more information about the Royal Photographic Society, visit the Society’s website at www.rps.org
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