105th Exhibition 2016 Medal Winners
Salon announcements . . . . . .
The London Salon of Photography is a unique body of photographers, from worldwide membership, whose sole aim is to exhibit, annually, the very best of pictorial photographic imagery.
Membership of the Salon is by invitation only and the roots of this organisation go back to the year 1893 when it was formed as "The Linked Ring", becoming the London Salon in 1910 when the first London Salon Exhibition was held.
The Linked Ring members were heavily involved with a breakaway organisation from the Royal Photographic Society being concerned that the Royal Society placed its emphasis on the science, their interest being with photography as art and to "encourage that class of photographic work where there is distinct evidence of artistic feeling and execution". Basically, that has been the continuing purpose of The London Salon ever since.
Further reference. Margaret Harker "The Linked Ring" William Heinemann Ltd., 1979
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