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107th Exhibition 2018 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

107th Annual Exhibition 2018



Official Opening in


Birmingham, Award Presentation and Friends Viewing


Saturday June 16th at 2pm


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


Exhibition open at Smethwick Photographic Society from Sunday June 17th to Saturday 30th June

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



Exhibition in London at the Burt Gallery and Award Presentation


Tuesday 10th July 2pm


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

Exhibition open at the Burt Gallery from 2pm Tuesday 10th July until 2pm on Friday 20th July

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



Exhibition in Scotland


October 1st until 31st


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


Exhibition open during club hours










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2018 CD Presentation and Catalogues


The CD (PC and Mac formats) contains selected prints from the exhibition with a commentary by a Salon Member

and a sequence without commentary of all of the exhibition prints.

This can be purchased via the website shop or by contacting Tom Dodd at the following email address.

Please note that the production of the CD’s will not be completed until late August or early September.


A4 catalogues of the 2018 Salon can be purchased via the website shop or by contacting Judith Parry at the follow ing email address