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106th Exhibition 2017 Medal Winners

In its early years, photography was used almost exclusively to record the appearance of people, places and things. The processes and materials available set serious limits to picture-making, and very few attempted to use photography to make artistic pictures. Later in the nineteenth century, some of those who had trained in art took up photography, which led to placing more emphasis on selecting and arranging rather than on technique and materials – art rather than fact.


A number of influential photographers broke away from the Royal Photographic Society in May 1892 in protest against its emphasis over a number of years on science and technology at the expense of other aspects of photography. They set up the Linked Ring Brotherhood as an international body to promote artistic photography. The Linked Ring held its first Photographic Salon in 1893. From about 1908, many disputes arose on attitudes to selection procedures and this led to the setting up of the London Salon in 1910.


Open International Photographic Salons have been held in nearly every year since 1910.

About the salon

Salon announcements . . . . . .



This year salon members have agreed to award up to 10 medals alonng with a Special Chairman’s Medal to be awarded to a student. Date of Birth plus the University/College should be shown on the back of the print next to the title. Full details are available under the Salon Entry Information menus.


The salon also welcomes five new members  -  David Gerrard, Ann McDonald, Roger Ford, Rebecca Nex and Tim Pile.



Entry for the 2018 Salon opens 3rd March, click the 2018 entry information menu options for full details.



Why not become a 'friend' of the London Salon, it's a great way to get involved  -  click the friends menu option for details.