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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
The Salon is pleased to announce that a newly desinged style of medal
will be presented to the award winners this year.
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.
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This years salon medal winners
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