1854 Commissions.
Get paid to create work that
matters to you, and to the world.

Have the opportunity to work with major brands on fulfilling, purpose-driven projects that give you the creative freedom to turn your passion into your career. 

© Laura Pannack

Open Commissions

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© Campaign Against Living Miserably

CALM: Homeless Truths

This commission offers one photographer the opportunity to work with selected participants who are currently experiencing homelessness, to create an intimate and honest portrayal of what it means to be homeless in London.

© Copyright Artist Name

A selection of past 1854 commissions

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© Catherine Hyland

LUMIX Stories for Change

A campaign centered around the themes of diversity and inclusion, in partnership with Panasonic LUMIX, sees three photographer-filmmakers create new bodies of work that aim to celebrate togetherness and drive positive change through the power of photography. Find out more…

Star Wars Families

A photographic exploration in partnership with Lucasfilm, presented by eBay, of the generational global impact of Star Wars through the eyes of ten photographers and ten filmmakers. The campaign is a celebration of community, connection, imagination, freedom, fantasy, and most importantly, family. Find out more…

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© Disney/Lucasfilm

© Copyright Artist Name

Meet California

The campaign, run by Studio 1854 in partnership with Visit California, saw four photographers and one filmmaker create new personal projects that would shed light on the lesser-known sides of the state. Find out more…

Fractured Stories

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© Rhianon Adam

The Fractured Stories commission, supported by renewable energy company Ecotricity, explored the untold stories surrounding fracking in the UK.

Looking beyond the headlines, the photographer Rhianon Adam’s new body of work looked beyond the headlines to create a visual record of this complex and, in many ways, imperceptible subject-matter. Find out more…

Adidas

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© Alice Mann

Launched in the run up to the Women’s World Cup 2018, the adidas Breaking Barriers Commission saw photographer Alice Mann capture women’s football at a time of unique energy.

Beyond the clear political backdrop of gender inequality in the game, the campaign showcased their sheer love for the sport, and the importance of a safe supportive environment created within each of the teams. Find out more…


Studio 1854 is the award-winning visual content agency of British Journal of Photography.

Drawing on our global community of talented photographers, we create opportunities for brands to tell stories through photography, film and journalism. 

In tandem, we create paid opportunities for photographers to produce new and creatively challenging work. Find out more…

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    Every monthly back issue of British Journal of Photography’s tablet app: 60+ issues and counting, charting the modern history of contemporary photography.
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  • Female in Focus
    An award that acknowledges and celebrates talented women photographers. Winners exhibited as part of a group show in New York.
  • Portrait of BritainTM
    An award that captures the many diverse faces that make up our nation. 100 winning images exhibited on digital screens across the UK.
  • Decade of Change
    An award dedicated to making a positive impact on the climatic crisis through photography.
  • International Photography Award
    An award in search of the best in contemporary photography. Win your own solo show at TJ Boulting gallery in London.
  • Open Walls Arles
    An opportunity for emerging and established artists to have their work appreciated globally. Exhibit as part of a group show at Galerie Huit Arles, France alongside Les Rencontres d’Arles.
  • Portrait of HumanityTM
    An award that commemorates our differences and the power of photography in breaking boundaries. 100 winning images will be exhibited digitally on Clear Channel screens internationally, seen by millions.
  • Get Paid
  • Priority access to all paid commissions
    A platform full of possibilities for photographers to get paid for their passion while working on exciting, creative and cause-conscious projects.
  • Exclusive members’ commissions
    A proportion of our commission opportunities are restricted to Access Members only, providing members with exclusive opportunities to get seen and paid by leading brands and charities.

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  • Get Inspired
  • British Journal of Photography magazine
    The BJP in its finest form; a beautifully bound publication designed to inspire. A carefully curated selection of the best contemporary photography.
  • British Journal of Photography iOS &
    Android monthly digital editions
    The app that will help you navigate the visual world. Access more than five years of BJP past editions and enjoy unlimited inspiration from your pocket.
  • 7 years+ digital back issues
    Every monthly back issue of British Journal of Photography’s tablet app: 60+ issues and counting, charting the modern history of contemporary photography.
  • VIP access to all BJP & 1854 events
    Exclusive VIP invite to all BJP and 1854 events and exhibitions around the world. You get the first chance to RSVP before the rest of our 3.5M+ audience.
  • Get Seen
  • Female in Focus
    An award that acknowledges and celebrates talented women photographers. Winners exhibited as part of a group show in New York.
  • Portrait of Britain
    An award that captures the many diverse faces that make up our nation. 100 winning images exhibited on digital screens across the UK.
  • Decade of Change
    An award dedicated to making a positive impact on the climatic crisis through photography.
  • International Photography Award
    An award in search of the best in contemporary photography. Win your own solo show at TJ Boulting gallery in London.
  • Open Walls Arles
    An opportunity for emerging and established artists to have their work appreciated globally. Exhibit as part of a group show at Galerie Huit Arles, France alongside Les Rencontres d’Arles.
  • Portrait of HumanityTM
    An award that commemorates our differences and the power of photography in breaking boundaries. 100 winning images will be exhibited digitally on Clear Channel screens internationally, seen by millions.
  • Get Paid
  • Priority access to all paid commissions
    A platform full of possibilities for photographers to get paid for their passion while working on exciting, creative and cause-conscious projects.
  • Exclusive members’ commissions
    A proportion of our commission opportunities are restricted to Access Members only, providing members with exclusive opportunities to get seen and paid by leading brands and charities.

Full Access Membership

  • Get Inspired
  • British Journal of Photography magazine
    The BJP in its finest form; a beautifully bound publication designed to inspire. A carefully curated selection of the best contemporary photography.
  • British Journal of Photography iOS &
    Android monthly digital editions
    The app that will help you navigate the visual world. Access more than five years of BJP past editions and enjoy unlimited inspiration from your pocket.
  • 7 years+ digital back issues
    Every monthly back issue of British Journal of Photography’s tablet app: 60+ issues and counting, charting the modern history of contemporary photography.
  • VIP access to all BJP & 1854 events
    Exclusive VIP invite to all BJP and 1854 events and exhibitions around the world. You get the first chance to RSVP before the rest of our 3.5M+ audience.
  • Get Seen
  • Female in Focus
    An award that acknowledges and celebrates talented women photographers. Winners exhibited as part of a group show in New York.
  • Portrait of Britain
    An award that captures the many diverse faces that make up our nation. 100 winning images exhibited on digital screens across the UK.
  • Decade of Change
    An award dedicated to making a positive impact on the climatic crisis through photography.
  • International Photography Award
    An award in search of the best in contemporary photography. Win your own solo show at TJ Boulting gallery in London.
  • Open Walls Arles
    An opportunity for emerging and established artists to have their work appreciated globally. Exhibit as part of a group show at Galerie Huit Arles, France alongside Les Rencontres d’Arles.
  • Portrait of HumanityTM
    An award that commemorates our differences and the power of photography in breaking boundaries. 100 winning images will be exhibited digitally on Clear Channel screens internationally, seen by millions.
  • Get Paid
  • Priority access to all paid commissions
    A platform full of possibilities for photographers to get paid for their passion while working on exciting, creative and cause-conscious projects.
  • Exclusive members’ commissions
    A proportion of our commission opportunities are restricted to Access Members only, providing members with exclusive opportunities to get seen and paid by leading brands and charities.

*COVID-19 Offer

We want to arm you with tools to help you come out of this crisis stronger: not only enhance your practice, but keep you inspired and entertained during the trying months ahead. Now more than ever, photography can lift our moods, brighten our spirits and boost our mental health.

That’s why we’re offering £28 off both 1854 Digital Access Membership plans. That’s only £1, or 99% off the first quarter, if you opt for quarterly. Or you can get a whole year’s membership for just £51, a saving of 86%. Both options give you access to exclusive member-only British Journal of Photography content, including 7 whole years of back issues of the monthly BJP magazine app, all of our world-class awards and priority access to paid commission opportunities while you’re a member! Stay safe.

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© Laura Pannack

1854 Commissions.
Get paid to create work that
matters to you, and to the world.

Have the opportunity to work with major brands on fulfilling, purpose-driven projects that give you the creative freedom to turn your passion into your career.

Open Commissions

9F9A6552.new

© Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

CALM: Homeless Truths

This commission offers one photographer the opportunity to work with selected participants who are currently experiencing homelessness, to create an intimate and honest portrayal of what it means to be homeless in London.

A selection of past
1854 commissions

LUMIX Stories for Change

P1006441_Catherine_Hyland-new

© Catherine Hyland

A campaign centered around the themes of diversity and inclusion, in partnership with Panasonic LUMIX, sees three photographer-filmmakers create new bodies of work that aim to celebrate togetherness and drive positive change through the power of photography. Find out more…

Star Wars Families

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© Disney Lucasfilm

A photographic exploration in partnership with Lucasfilm, presented by eBay, of the generational global impact of Star Wars through the eyes of ten photographers and ten filmmakers. The campaign is a celebration of community, connection, imagination, freedom, fantasy, and most importantly, family. Find out more…

Meet California

The campaign, run by Studio 1854 in partnership with Visit California, saw four photographers and one filmmaker create new personal projects that would shed light on the lesser-known sides of the state. Find out more…

Fractured Stories

AnnePower_RA004273-R1-10-11-e1544476737666

© Rhiannon Adam

The Fractured Stories commission, supported by renewable energy company Ecotricity, explored the untold stories surrounding fracking in the UK.

Looking beyond the headlines, the photographer Rhianon Adam’s new body of work looked beyond the headlines to create a visual record of this complex and, in many ways, imperceptible subject-matter. Find out more…

Adidas

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© Alice Mann

Launched in the run up to the Women’s World Cup 2018, the adidas Breaking Barriers Commission saw photographer Alice Mann capture women’s football at a time of unique energy.

Beyond the clear political backdrop of gender inequality in the game, the campaign showcased their sheer love for the sport, and the importance of a safe supportive environment created within each of the teams. Find out more…

Studio 1854 is the award-winning visual content agency of British Journal of Photography.

Drawing on our global community of talented photographers, we create opportunities for brands to tell stories through photography, film and journalism. 

In tandem, we create paid opportunities for photographers to produce new and creatively challenging work. Find out more…

Digital Access Membership

  • Get Inspired
  • British Journal of Photography magazine
    The BJP in its finest form; a beautifully bound publication designed to inspire. A carefully curated selection of the best contemporary photography.
  • British Journal of Photography iOS &
    Android monthly digital editions
    The app that will help you navigate the visual world. Access more than five years of BJP past editions and enjoy unlimited inspiration from your pocket.
  • 7 years+ digital back issues
    Every monthly back issue of British Journal of Photography’s tablet app: 60+ issues and counting, charting the modern history of contemporary photography.
  • VIP access to all BJP & 1854 events
    Exclusive VIP invite to all BJP and 1854 events and exhibitions around the world. You get the first chance to RSVP before the rest of our 3.5M+ audience.
  • Get Seen
  • Female in Focus
    An award that acknowledges and celebrates talented women photographers. Winners exhibited as part of a group show in New York.
  • Portrait of Britain
    An award that captures the many diverse faces that make up our nation. 100 winning images exhibited on digital screens across the UK.
  • Decade of Change
    An award dedicated to making a positive impact on the climatic crisis through photography.
  • International Photography Award
    An award in search of the best in contemporary photography. Win your own solo show at TJ Boulting gallery in London.
  • Open Walls Arles
    An opportunity for emerging and established artists to have their work appreciated globally. Exhibit as part of a group show at Galerie Huit Arles, France alongside Les Rencontres d’Arles.
  • Portrait of HumanityTM
    An award that commemorates our differences and the power of photography in breaking boundaries. 100 winning images will be exhibited digitally on Clear Channel screens internationally, seen by millions.
  • Get Paid
  • Priority access to all paid commissions
    A platform full of possibilities for photographers to get paid for their passion while working on exciting, creative and cause-conscious projects.
  • Exclusive members’ commissions
    A proportion of our commission opportunities are restricted to Access Members only, providing members with exclusive opportunities to get seen and paid by leading brands and charities.

Full Access Membership

  • Get Inspired
  • British Journal of Photography magazine
    The BJP in its finest form; a beautifully bound publication designed to inspire. A carefully curated selection of the best contemporary photography.
  • British Journal of Photography iOS &
    Android monthly digital editions
    The app that will help you navigate the visual world. Access more than five years of BJP past editions and enjoy unlimited inspiration from your pocket.
  • 7 years+ digital back issues
    Every monthly back issue of British Journal of Photography’s tablet app: 60+ issues and counting, charting the modern history of contemporary photography.
  • VIP access to all BJP & 1854 events
    Exclusive VIP invite to all BJP and 1854 events and exhibitions around the world. You get the first chance to RSVP before the rest of our 3.5M+ audience.
  • Get Seen
  • Female in Focus
    An award that acknowledges and celebrates talented women photographers. Winners exhibited as part of a group show in New York.
  • Portrait of Britain
    An award that captures the many diverse faces that make up our nation. 100 winning images exhibited on digital screens across the UK.
  • Decade of Change
    An award dedicated to making a positive impact on the climatic crisis through photography.
  • International Photography Award
    An award in search of the best in contemporary photography. Win your own solo show at TJ Boulting gallery in London.
  • Open Walls Arles
    An opportunity for emerging and established artists to have their work appreciated globally. Exhibit as part of a group show at Galerie Huit Arles, France alongside Les Rencontres d’Arles.
  • Portrait of HumanityTM
    An award that commemorates our differences and the power of photography in breaking boundaries. 100 winning images will be exhibited digitally on Clear Channel screens internationally, seen by millions.
  • Get Paid
  • Priority access to all paid commissions
    A platform full of possibilities for photographers to get paid for their passion while working on exciting, creative and cause-conscious projects.
  • Exclusive members’ commissions
    A proportion of our commission opportunities are restricted to Access Members only, providing members with exclusive opportunities to get seen and paid by leading brands and charities.

BJP Print Subscription

  • Get Inspired
  • British Journal of Photography magazine
    The BJP in its finest form; a beautifully bound publication designed to inspire. A carefully curated selection of the best contemporary photography.
  • British Journal of Photography iOS &
    Android monthly digital editions
    The app that will help you navigate the visual world. Access more than five years of BJP past editions and enjoy unlimited inspiration from your pocket.
  • 7 years+ digital back issues
    Every monthly back issue of British Journal of Photography’s tablet app: 60+ issues and counting, charting the modern history of contemporary photography.
  • VIP access to all BJP & 1854 events
    Exclusive VIP invite to all BJP and 1854 events and exhibitions around the world. You get the first chance to RSVP before the rest of our 3.5M+ audience.
  • Get Seen
  • Female in Focus
    An award that acknowledges and celebrates talented women photographers. Winners exhibited as part of a group show in New York.
  • Portrait of BritainTM
    An award that captures the many diverse faces that make up our nation. 100 winning images exhibited on digital screens across the UK.
  • Decade of Change
    An award dedicated to making a positive impact on the climatic crisis through photography.
  • International Photography Award
    An award in search of the best in contemporary photography. Win your own solo show at TJ Boulting gallery in London.
  • Open Walls Arles
    An opportunity for emerging and established artists to have their work appreciated globally. Exhibit as part of a group show at Galerie Huit Arles, France alongside Les Rencontres d’Arles.
  • Portrait of HumanityTM
    An award that commemorates our differences and the power of photography in breaking boundaries. 100 winning images will be exhibited digitally on Clear Channel screens internationally, seen by millions.
  • Get Paid
  • Priority access to all paid commissions
    A platform full of possibilities for photographers to get paid for their passion while working on exciting, creative and cause-conscious projects.
  • Exclusive members’ commissions
    A proportion of our commission opportunities are restricted to Access Members only, providing members with exclusive opportunities to get seen and paid by leading brands and charities.

*COVID-19 Offer

We want to arm you with tools to help you come out of this crisis stronger: not only enhance your practice, but keep you inspired and entertained during the trying months ahead. Now more than ever, photography can lift our moods, brighten our spirits and boost our mental health.

That’s why we’re offering £28 off both 1854 Digital Access Membership plans. That’s only £1, or 99% off the first quarter, if you opt for quarterly. Or you can get a whole year’s membership for just £51, a saving of 86%. Both options give you access to exclusive member-only British Journal of Photography content, including 7 whole years of back issues of the monthly BJP magazine app, all of our world-class awards and priority access to paid commission opportunities while you’re a member! Stay safe.