The world's longest running photographic exhibition is looking for entries. Held almost every year since 1854 and now in its 160th edition, the Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition is open to both amateur and professional photographers throughout the world. Taking the form of a competition, the images will be selected for the exhibition by a panel of experts. The exhibition will open as part of Photoblock at The Old Truman Brewery, London, in October 2017, before embarking on a nationwide tour. Entries close on 24 May – see here for details on how to enter.

Each year, the exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the range and diversity of contemporary and traditional photography. IBTimes UK presents a selection of visually striking and inspiring work from last year's show.

Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Poem Baker: The Jungola Klownz of DeptfordPoem Baker
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Phil Le Gal: Pardon De St MichelPhil Le Gal
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Yoong Wah Alex Wong: The Red SanctuaryYoong Wah Alex Wong
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Peter Zelewski: Kira and TayaPeter Zelewski
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Peter Zelewski: Tomas and LorencoPeter Zelewski
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Eric Thompson: CassandraEric Thompson
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Anna Shustikova: School BusAnna Shustikova
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Greg Kahn: Abandoned CarGreg Kahn
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Tamsin Green: Two BathersTamsin Green
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Andre Du Plessis: AnimusAndre Du Plessis
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Giovanna del Sarto: A Polaroid for a RefugeeGiovanna del Sarto
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Marco Castelli: From the series A Micro OdysseyMarco Castelli
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Tom Blachford: Abrigo Corner ITom Blachford
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
Richard Ansett: Otto and LucianRichard Ansett
Royal Photographic Society exhibition
David Creedon: Fiedelia Sandual and MariaDavid Creedon