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 . . . . . .
Judging for this years salon is now complete, all medal winning images and accepted images can now be viewed by clicking the menu options for the 2017 salon.
This year the salon will exhibit all successful prints at these venues.
Smethwick PS, The Old School House, Churchbridge, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2AS
The opening ceremony will be held at 2pm on Saturday 1st July and the exhibition will run until 27th July.
For viewing times after the opening ceremony please contact Smethwick PS 0121 552 0279
The Strand Gallery, part of the Proud Group, 32 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6BP
The exhibtion will run from Wednesday 2nd August to Sunday 6th August.
Please see their website for opening times www.thestrandgallery.wordpress.com
An awards ceremony will be held on Saturday 5th August at 2pm.
Ireland - TBC
Scotland - TBC