Photofusion SALON/21 | Call for Submissions

On July 13, Photofusion will be 30! We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off our 30th year than with a Summer Salon. We’ll be looking for work made since December 2019 (our last Salon). Our selectors for Salon/21 will be Emma Bowkett and Zelda Cheatle.

This show features the work of up to 100 of our members, is always the highlight of the year. This year, we’re including artists’ book dummies, handmade and self-published photobooks in the exhibition.

Salon isn’t lockdown themed, but it is lockdown made!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Online submissions will open on May 8th
  • This opportunity is open to members only and submissions are free
  • Submissions will close 6pm on May 27th(EXTENDED UNTIL 7TH JUNE)
  • You will be notified on June 14th as to whether your work has been selected
  • If you are successful, you can drop the work off on the week of 28nd June
  • Salon opens on July 13
  • On the night of July 13, a number of commendations and awards will be announced, including the Glover Rayner Prize.
  • Photofusion takes a 30% commission on any works that sell though our gallery
  • All work needs to have been made in the last 18months

We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on over the last two years!

How to Submit
Submitting to Photofusion SALON/21 is FREE. However, only active Annual or Student Members can submit. If you would like to renew or buy membership you can do so on our members page here

Please note, if you wish to be considered for the Glover Rayner Prize additional info will be needed.

To submit simply upload your submission via our online form below.
Jpeg only please – max size 2480×3497 pixels @300ppi Please state “your name” “work title” and “final print size” (including any borders and frame) in mm in the file name eg. Janedoe_fredonbeach_260x100.jpeg.

Please only submit up to 7 images per submission.

To submit simply upload your submission via our ONLINE FORM

Please also make sure you have your membership number to hand, if you’re unsure please email [email protected].

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 7th June at midnight.

What better way to celebrate our 30th anniversary than a £3,000 prize. 

The Glover Rayner Prize recognises photographic work that raises questions about environmental issues including climate change, biodiversity, sustainable practices, and other environmental concerns.

This Prize of £3,000 be will awarded to a Photofusion member who has submitted work to our annual Salon. In its inaugural year, the Glover Rayner Prize will be awarded on July 13, which marks Photofusion’s 30thbirthday.

Gina Glover and Geof Rayner were founding members of Photo-Coop, which later became Photofusion.  Gina was one of the original documentary photographers who established the Co-op, Geof was, for many years, the Chair of the Board, steering Photofusion through its formative years. Geof and Gina remain very active in our Photofusion community – both continue to be on the board of Photofusion Education Trust.  

To be considered for the prize, you must submit your work through the Salon/21 open call.  Salon itself is a single image exhibition, but you can submit up to 7 images.  We recommend that you submit 7 images from the same body of work if you would like to be considered for the Glover Rayner Prize.  You will be asked to write a paragraph about how your work relates to the brief.  We are looking at this subject in the widest possible terms, so maybe your work deals directly with climate change or other environmental issues such as biodiversity or pollution, or maybe you are experimenting with sustainable darkroom practices.  You tell us about your work and the questions it raises, we are looking forward to hearing from you!