Photofusion Annual Members’ Show

The Photofusion Annual Members’ Photography Show (AMPS) has been running for 6 very successful years. Beginning as small group shows of 10-15 artists, the annual exhibitions have broadened in scope and adapted in format to meet the high level of popularity. The members show now follows a twice yearly format adopting a salon-style hang in the Winter, showcasing over 100 photographers work. From this open exhibition, a small number of photographers are hand-picked to feature in Photofusion SELECT show the following year.

The Photofusion SALON reflects the diversity of work being made by Photofusion Members, encompassing all genres from the traditional to the avant garde. This exhibition includes a Public’s Choice Award and the Hotshoe Photofusion Award, for which the winning photographer is featured in Hotshoe Magazine.

The SALON exhibition leads on to the Photofusion SELECT, where four photographers are selected and awarded a bursary to develop their work, with mentoring and assistance from Photofusion staff. This has seen participating photographers progress to be featured in numerous worldwide press, win prestigious photography awards including the Lens Culture Award, Lucie Awards, as well as Arts Council funding, and have gone on to exhibit the work in both group and solo exhibitions around the country.


Photofusion SELECT/21

This year’s Select/21 includes work by seven exhibitors who were chosen from Salon 2019 and Salon 2021. Much of the work that they are showing here is a development of earlier work and has been made with the support of Photofusion. Each of these artists has extended their practice, pushed technical, personal, or conceptual boundaries and moving forward, despite the difficulties that they might have encountered over the last 18 months.

Photofusion SALON/21

SALON/21 is our annual member’s show at Photofusion and to celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’ve decided to make it extra special this year. We’ve got Emma Bowkett and Zelda Cheatle as our selectors, as well as Gina Glover and Geof Rayner selecting the winners of the first Glover Rayner prize. The last year has been difficult for us all in so many ways, but we want to put that past us, celebrate our members and the work made throughout the pandemic.

Photofusion SALON/19

We are pleased to present this year’s Photofusion Annual Members Show – SALON/19. This exhibition showcases the work of our growing community of creative members, whose work will cover the gallery walls from floor to ceiling. There are no categories or themes for this show. The aim of SALON is to showcase the breadth of creative practices within our membership and highlight individual images that are powerful enough to stand alone in representation of a captivating story or concept.

Photofusion SALON/18

We are pleased to present this year’s Members’ photography exhibition, Photofusion SALON/18. This exhibition will showcase the work of artists, whose photographic work will cover the gallery walls from floor to ceiling. We received a record number of entries this year – over 160 entries representing the breadth of artistic talent throughout our membership. There were no categories or themes; the aim of Photofusion SALON is simply to showcase individual images that are powerful enough to stand alone in representation of a captivating story or concept.

Photofusion SALON/17

We are delighted to launch SALON/17, Photofusion’s annual members’ exhibition showcasing the diverse talent of our photographic community. For the first year ever, we have opened the submissions up to include photobooks. These will be on display to view in the exhibition along size 90 prints and 1 video.

There are no categories or themes, the aim of SALON is simply to showcase individual images that are powerful enough to stand alone in representation of a captivating story or concept.

Photofusion SALON/16

We are pleased to announce this year’s Members’ photography exhibition, Photofusion SALON/16, which will display an impressive range of work produced by our members throughout the year. One hundred and three artists will be featured in this year’s SALON. There are no categories or themes, the aim of Photofusion SALON is simply to showcase individual images that are powerful enough to stand alone in representation of a captivating story or concept.

Photofusion SELECT/16

The four exhibiting artists were selected from SALON/15 to exhibit their full body of work in Photofusion’s SELECT/16 exhibition. Andrew Youngson, Emma Evelyn Speight, Caroline Jane Harris, and Andrew Meredith have each been awarded a bursary and professional mentoring to develop and exhibit this work. The four projects were individually championed by Photofusion’s staff and members of our board.

Photofusion SALON/15

Photofusion SALON is a gallery highlight in Photofusion’s calendar, showcasing an impressive range and quality of work produced by Members throughout the year. Exhibited salon-style, the photographic and video work of 100 artists will be installed in the gallery from floor to ceiling.

Photofusion SELECT/15

Four exhibitors from the most recent members’ photography exhibition SALON/14, were selected to exhibit their full body of work in Photofusion’s SELECT/15 exhibition. These artists have each been awarded a bursary alongside mentoring from Photofusion staff towards developing and exhibiting new, unseen work.

The selected members include Emilia Moisio with her constructed images of cultural heritage within Finland from the project Vieraalla maalla (In a Foreign Place); London-based photographer Lucy Levene with her series The Spaghetti Tree exploring Italian communities; Thomas Caron-Delion with his series A Dead Man In Deptford documenting the impending gentrification in London’s Deptford area; and finally London-based fashion and editorial photographer Willem Jaspert exhibiting his project on the small town of Hlinsko in the Bohemian region of the Czech Republic.

Photofusion SALON/14

We are pleased to present this year’s Members’ photography exhibition, Photofusion SALON/14. Taking its name from the 18th and 19th century Parisian salons, this exhibition will showcase the work of 140 artists, who’s photographic and video work will cover the gallery walls from floor to ceiling.

We received a record number of entries this year – over 1200 images representing the breadth of artistic talent throughout our membership. There were no categories or themes, the aim of Photofusion SALON is simply to showcase individual images that are powerful enough to stand alone in representation of a captivating story or concept.

Photofusion SELECT/14

In the upcoming SELECT/14 exhibition, the four photographers selected to develop their work were Chloe Borkett, Jochen Klein, Katarina Mudronova and Travis Hodges.

Photofusion SALON/13

In our most recent SALON Show, out of over 750 images submitted, the gallery committee selected 101 photographs from 90 photographers to feature in the final Photofusion SALON/13 exhibition. The three winners of the Public’s Choice Award were Andrew Meredith, Edward Street and Lydia Goldblatt.

The four photographers selected to develop their work for Photofusion SELECT/14 were Chloe Borkett, Jochen Klein, Katarina Mudronova and Travis Hodges.

Photofusion SELECT/13

From SALON/12 Carlotta Cardana, Ariadne Radi Cor, Dafna Talmor were selected to develop their work for this, the inaugural Photofusion SELECT exhibition.

Photofusion SALON/12

In first Members’ Show to follow the SALON format, the HotShoe Photofusion Award 2012 went to Liane Lang, for her work from the series Monumental Misconceptions.

AMPS/11

By 2011, the Members’ Show had gained a reputation for showcasing a diversity of approaches and genres from a wide variety of photographers. 2011 continued the collaboration with Hotshoe Magazine which included the Hotshoe Photofusion Award, presented to four photographers; Jeremy Akerman, Judith Lyons, Chloe Sells and Eva Stenram.

AMPS/10

In AMPS/10, the second Photofusion Annual Members’ Show, from a significantly larger number of submissions, fourteen members were selected to show work from a recently completed series or a project in development. Odette England won the inaugural Hotshoe/Photofusion Award – which included a double page feature in the magazine – and Vikram Kushwah won the Public’s Choice Award – and had his work exhibited in the Photofusion Street Gallery.

AMPS/08

In AMPS/08, the inaugural Photofusion Annual Members’ Show, fourteen members were selected to show work from a recently completed series or a project in development.