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Magnum & British Journal of Photography Workshops
October 23, 2015
Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography have teamed up to offer a brand new programme of professional development workshops.

Each workshop is a two-day photographic masterclass that focuses on demystifying the business of the industry, establishing a professional network of industry contacts, understanding the requirements of the market and identifying entry realistic routes into employment.

Led by leading Magnum photographers and industry professionals, the programme presents incredible training opportunities for early & mid career photographers.

The first day focuses on lectures from key speakers on specific areas of the photographic industry, giving behind the scenes tips and practical advice explaining how to work and succeed in their area of expertise. A second day of portfolio reviews lead by industry specialists will provide photographers with an honest, constructive and critique of existing work.

Each workshop is open to 40 applicants and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Workshops will be held at the Magnum Print Room, 63 Gee Street, London, EC1V 3RS

Price: £275 per workshop

Editorial photography: How to succeed in the editorial market
Sat 6 & Sun 7 February 2016
Learn from leading commissioners and a Magnum photographer about portfolio building, winning commissions, approaching editors, building and editing your story, information and captions, syndication, pricing, rights, contracts.

Speakers include: Jonas Bendikson (Magnum photographer), Hamish Crooks (Global Licensing Director, Magnum Photos), Emma Bowkett (Director of Photography, FT Magazine), Sara Rumens (Features Picture Editor, The Times).

The editorial workshop is now sold out

Photography and the art market: how to get an exhibition and sell your work
Sat 12 & Sun 13 March 2016
Speakers from commercial galleries and national art institutions will talk participants through how to approach galleries and exhibit your work, print sales and editioning, exhibition licensing and design, national collections and programming across national institutions.

Speakers include: Max Pinckers (Magnum photographer), Shoair Mavlian (Assistant Curator, Tate Modern), Chris Littlewood (Photography Director, Flowers Gallery), and Sophie Wright (Global Cultural Director, Magnum Photos), Emily Graham (Cultural Manager, Magnum Photos).

Apply here

Fund and pitch your project: exploring new models of funding and marketing your work
Sat 30 April & Sun 1 May 2016
Editors, publishers, agencies, and producers will share ideas and innovative approaches to the creation and dissemination of photographic projects, looking at crowd funding and pre-selling, digital strategies, commercial collaborations, and multimedia.

Speakers include:
Olivia Arthur (Magnum photographer), who will speak about group projects and crowd funding, reflecting on her Danube Revisited work.

Marc Prust (photography consultant, curator, and teacher), who will speak about how to make your personal projects financially viable.

Monica Allende (independent photo editor and cultural producer) who will speak about pitching editorial, how to think like an editor, and multimedia as a model for partnering, co-fund and distribution.

Apply here

Publishing and photo books - how to edit and publish your work
Sat 4 & Sun 5 June 2016
Learn from the best publishers and photobook producers about the publishing market: covering how to approach publishers, modes of production, design, editing, and budgets.

Speakers include:
Aron Morel, founder of Morel Books. Aron will speak about how Morel books, an independent publisher of artist books, works with artists and photographers.

Mark Power, Magnum photographer. Mark will speak about his publishing career, from his first publication, The Shipping Forecast, to his soon to be published DTLFTSOTE.

Murray Ballard, who will speak about the experience of publishing his first book. The Prospect of Immortality was published in April 2016 by GOST Books.

Portfolio reviews

Harry Hardie, founder of HERE Press. Here Press is an independent publisher dedicated to exploring documentary photography in book form.

Aron Morel, Morel Books.

More speakers and reviewers to be announced very soon.

Apply here


- All fees must be paid on application.
- Payments from UK based applicants are subject to VAT.
- Magnum Photos reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 25 participants. Students will be given either a full refund. In the event of cancellation, students will be given at least 3 weeks advance notice.
- Magnum Photos reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.
- For International applicants, Magnum Photos is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is cancelled. We highly recommend that you buy refundable tickets and/or travel insurance.
- Refunds to applicants who wish to cancel their place on the workshop can only be given up to 14 days in advance of the date of the workshop. After this point, refunds cannot be issued.