The London Salon of Photography 100th Annual Exhibition, 2011.
The London Salon was founded in 1910, but before that it existed as the Brotherhood of the Linked Ring, a photographic society that was established in 1892. The original Linked Ring members were a breakaway organization from the (Royal) Photographic Society, who at that time placed more emphasis on the science of photography than photography as a form of art.
Days of Despair © 2010 John Powell EFIAP DPAGB BPE4*
Today, like back then, the aim of the London Salon is to exhibit only that class of photographic work in which there is distinct evidence of artistic feeling and execution.
Membership to the London Salon is still by invitation only. However, their annual exhibition is open to all photographers. You can also lend your support in the form of an annual subscription (friend of the London Salon). Friends receive a personal invitation to a private viewing of the exhibition along with a free colour illustrated exhibition catalogue.
Waiting in Vain © 2011 John Powell EFIAP DPAGB BPE4*
I received confirmation today that 2 of my prints have been accepted, these are: Days of Despair and Waiting in Vain.
The exhibition will be showing at two venues. The first at The Mark Mason Hall, 86 St James’s Street London SW1A 1PL on Saturday July 30th (doors open at 2pm). The second venue is a the Old School House, Churchbridge, Oldbury, West Midlands on Saturday August 20th (doors open at 1pm). All accepted images will be on display on the Salon website shortly.
Images © John Powell, 2011 All Rights Reserved.