The Whanganui Salon

The Whanganui Salon

THE WANGANUI SALON of Photography, a selected exhibition of printed

and projected photographs, was first held in 1956 and exhibited each year in the Sarjeant Gallery in Wanganui.

The Salon Convention gained national recognition, was held on the first weekend in October, ลาวสามัคคี วีไอพี

and was attended by photographers from all over New Zealand.

After the 35th Salon in 1992, it became a smaller print only exhibition – the Festival of Photography,

 open to photographers in the Wanganui Region and exhibited in the Community Arts Centre.

More recently it has become the annual photographic exhibition of the Whanganui Camera Club.

The top print in the Salon was awarded the prestigious Metcalfe Medal.

This year the Whanganui Camera Club is once again hosting a national photography salon to commemorate the establishment of a camera club in Wanganui in 1894 – 125 years ago.

The 2019 version of the Whanganui Salon will be for projected images in three categories under

 the theme Humanity and Earth – demonstrating the impact of human beings on, and their interaction with, our planet

The Salon winner will be selected by the three judges from the three category winners, as the image that best expresses the Salon theme.

 Finalists (ie the top three in each category) will be advised on or around 16 September

and invited to attend the Salon awards night and dinner which will be held in Whanganui on 12 October.

All other entrants will be advised of their results before the end of September and are welcome to attend our 125th Anniversary celebrations.

The work of the Salon winner, Category winners, Runners Up and Judges’ Commendations will

 be announced and displayed at a Whanganui Camera Club meeting on 9 October

(in the Whanganui Arts Centre) as part of the Club’s annual exhibition.

The Category awards and $1000 cash prize for the Salon winner will

be presented at a dinner on 12 October as part of the club’s 125th Anniversary celebrations.

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