The London Salon of Photography is an unique body of photographers brought together from world-wide membership. Its sole aim is to exhibit, annually, the very best of pictorial photographic imagery. Membership is by invitation only.
The roots of the organization go back to the year 1893 when it was formed as "The Linked Ring". This became The London Salon in 1910 when the first London Salon Exhibition was held. Members of the Linked Ring were heavily involved with an organization which broke away from the Royal Photographic Society. They were concerned that the Royal Society placed its emphasis on photographic science, whereas their interest was with photography as art. The members wished to "encourage that class of photographic work where there is distinct evidence of artistic feeling and execution". That has been the basic continuing purpose of The London Salon ever since.
The website of the London Salon may be found at http://www.londonsalon.org.