The Cotswold Salon - the only UK national exhibition purely for monochrome prints - have published the 2012 entry forms on the Cotswold Monochrome website site at cotswold-monochrome.co.uk.

The Cotswold Salon has been running for many years. Originally entries were purely silver prints, but, as digital progressed, special classes were introduced thereby keeping the two methods in separate categories in an attempt to keep silver photography 'alive'.

In recent years the number of digital images has far outweighed the number of silver entries and it is now reaching the point where the separate classes will have to be combined unless the number of silver prints increases.

I am, therefore, appealing to all UK darkroom photographers who love exhibiting monochrome prints to support the Cotswold Salon 2012. I for one will be very disappointed if the Salon loses the 'Silver Photography' categories in future years. That will be another nail in the coffin for silver photography.

Thanks for reading this far.

Geoff Camber