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108th Exhibition 2019 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



Details are announced for the 108th Annual Exhibition 2019


Official Opening in


Birmingham, Award Presentation and Friends Viewing


Saturday June 22nd at 2pm


Smethwick Photographic Society, The Old School House, Churchbridge, Oldbury, B69 2AS


Exhibition open at Smethwick Photographic Society from Sunday June 23rd to Friday 12th July

(Please telephone Roger and Judith Parry 0121 4274224 for opening times ONLY)





Exhibition in London at the Burt Gallery and Award Presentation


Tuesday 13th August 2pm


The Burt Gallery, 57 & 62 Union Street, Bankside, London, SE1

Exhibition open at the Burt Gallery from 2pm Tuesday 13th August until 2pm on Friday 23rd August.

Open 10am to 4pm all other times.

(Please note: The exhibition is not open at weekends)





Exhibition in Edinburgh


01 October - 31 October 2019


Edinburgh Photographic Society, 68 Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QU


(Please note: The exhibition will be open during club hours only)





Exhibition in Ireland


Details to be confirmed






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The Salon is pleased to announce that a newly desinged style of medal

will be presented to the award winners from this year onwards.

Photo news cover

Latest issue of Photography News features double page spread on the London Salon.

Focusing on its history and vision for the future.


Read all about it here.


Read all about it!

This years salon medal winners

featured in the latest issue of

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Next viewing of the 2019 exhibition - Edinburgh PS

(01 - 31 October)


venue details below

Delay in production of the 2019 London Salon CD

Due to unforeseen circumstances there will be a short delay in the supply the the CD