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.