Open Salon 2010

25 Feb 2010 – 14 Mar 2010

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Viewfinder Photography Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Greenwich (BR and DLR) / Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich (DLR)

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Viewfinder Photography Gallery's third annual Open Salon builds upon the extraordinary success of two previous Open Salons. The gallery's third Open Salon will see its walls turned over to the public for an exhibition where every submitted image will be shown. The exhibition will feature hundreds of photographs that span the genres, and that will entirely cover the walls of the Greenwich gallery. Anyone can bring in a photograph to be displayed, which can be on any subject and in any style. Entries can be made by professional photographers or amateurs, and everyone in between — you can even bring a holiday photograph, if you'd like to see it hung in a gallery! Curator Louise Forrester said: "The Open Salons 2006 and 2009 were very exciting. This is a great opportunity for local photographers to show their work, and also for the gallery to raise funds to support future exhibitions." To help support the gallery which is an exempted charity, entries are subject to a £10 handling charge (payable in cash at the gallery, or online). Those unable to bring a photograph to the gallery in person are invited to email their entry — for an additional £5, the Viewfinder will print it at 5x7" and pin the image as part of the exhibition. Emailed entries can be collected at the end of the exhibition, and are exempt from the storage charge. All participants are invited to the opening party, on Thursday 25 February, 7-9pm. Just as the Open Salons provide an excellent opportunity to find public exposure for your photographs, photographer Richard Bunce will be leading an accompanying workshop (Saturday 27 February, 2-4pm, free) exploring online promotion. Participants will consider the many avenues for finding exposure for their images: websites, blogs, social media, and email. Open Salon 2010 participants will be offered priority places on this workshop. Places can be reserved by emailing louise@viewfinder.org.uk (limited to ten participants). The Viewfinder will also be running a Creative Kickstart workshop on Sunday 28 February, 2-5pm, free. Places can be reserved by emailing louise@viewfinder.org.uk (limited to ten participants). For examples of recent workshops, see http://www.viewfinder.org.uk/events/previous.html.

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