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Prestigious Royal Photographic Society Exhibition Comes to The Hive

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The Hive in Worcester has been selected as one of just a handful of locations to exhibit the Royal Photographic Society’s prestigious International Print Exhibition.

The Exhibition, the longest standing exhibition of its kind in the world, having been held almost every year since 1854, will be displayed at The Hive from February 16 to March 23.

Anne Hannaford, Director of Arts and Culture at the University of Worcester, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to bring this prestigious exhibition to Worcester and The Hive. This is a truly wonderful collection of images, brought to us by one of the world’s most respected photographic societies.

“We hope that the people of Worcestershire, and beyond, will take time to come and view this exhibition and be moved, excited and inspired by what they see.”

This unique selection of 100 images, curated by a panel of renowned photographers and photographic professionals, will ultimately offer something that will challenge ideas and capture the imagination. Embracing all genres and styles of photography, the International Print Exhibition combines photographic skill with ideas rich in meaning, message and technique.

The 158th Exhibition opened in October 2015 at the East London Photomonth International Photography Festival and comes to The Hive from Aberystwyth Arts Centre. After The Hive, it will travel to Warrington Museum and Art Gallery.

Simon Roberts HonFRPS, one of the 2015 Selectors, said: “I believe we have selected an exemplary range of work, reflecting different age groups, nationalities and the varying interests, methodology and vibrant aesthetics of the photographic medium today.”

For more information about the exhibition, or view the images online, visit http://www.rps.org/exhibitions-and-competitions/current-exhibitions/international-print-exhibition-158#sthash.7UIeMA5X.dpuf