The 93rd Scottish Salon of Photography is, an annual photographic competition, open to all photographers throughout the world. Founded in 1904, the 'Scottish' is one of the oldest Salons in the world, and the ONLY PRINT & DIGITAL Salon in Scotland with both FIAP & PSA patronage.
So what is a photography salon? well its a photography exhibition, with salon being a French term which is adopted worldwide in international photography circles.
The Scottish Salon receives entries from photographers from all around the World, on average from 50 countries with the main support coming from the Four Home Countries, and Europe. It is one of only two International Photographic Salons in Scotland, and amongst the oldest in the world, first having been run in 1904.
The Scottish Salon normally offers SIX sections per competition with the following categories:
Open Monochrome Prints
Open Colour Prints
Open Monochrome Projected Image
Open Colour Projected Image
Nature Projected Image
The competition is Judged by International Judges, who select approx. 25% of the best photographs to form an Exhibition. The Scottish Salon is currently organised, by a central committee from its parent body, the Scottish Photographic Federation, with help from local club personnel as required.
The exhibition has patronage from:
FIAP The Federation lnternationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP) (2016/140),
The PSA Photographic Society of America (PSA) (2016/109),
The PAGB Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) (16/2016),
The RPS Royal Photographic Society (RPS) (2016/38)
GPU Global Photographers Union (GPU) (L160005-M2G2S2B)
I was invited by Libby Smith, the salon chair, to be one of the selectors for the 2016 exhibition, which was an honour to accept the invitation and be part of the exhibition selection team.
So there were 9 selectors in total, working in 3 groups of 3 people. I was privileged to be partnered up with Des Clinton FRPS FIPF MFIAP and Simon Allen EFIAP MPAGB APAGB, both tremendous photographers, and high level experienced photography judges.
The other 2 'teams' consisted of Paul Stanley ESFIAP FIPF EFIAP/b, Tony Potter GMPSA ARPS EFIAP/p, Peter Paterson MFIAP FRPS MPAGB, Paul Keene MFIAP, EFIAP/p FRPS MPAGB, Ian Whiston AFIAP DPAGB BPE4* and Mick Durham MPAGB FRPS EFIAP.
The judging took place over 3 days, and my 'team' scored and awarded the monochrome projected section, and colour prints. We saw some fabulous work from around the world, and the final line up of awarded images was breath taking.
The final exhibition, including what the other two teams selected from the nature, monochrome prints and colour projected images, is truly world class, and a testament to the behind the scenes work, effort and dedication that is put in by Libby and all the workers on the exhibition.
The results of the exhibition can be viewed by clicking here
The details of where the exhibition can be viewed can be seen by clicking here