1854 Awards. Get seen
through the industry-leading
award platform.

The most influential judges and industry insiders. The biggest exhibitions. The global platform, reaching tens of millions. 

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Unique career-changing opportunities.

Join 25,000 photographers in over 120 countries using this unrivaled platform:

  • Get seen by the most influential judges and editors in the industry
  • Exhibit internationally in galleries, museums and festivals
  • Get published in award-winning photobooks
  • Gain exposure through global press campaigns

Access Membership grants you free entry to all
six 1854 & British Journal of Photography awards.

Get seen through these open awards.

Portrait of Humanity

Closes 22 October 2020

A collaboration between 1854 and 20+ prominent international partners, Portrait of Humanity™ invites photographers from all over the world to submit images that respond to the rallying cry, ‘There is more that unites us than sets us apart’. Hundreds of stories, portrayed by you and shared with millions. 

  • Have your work exhibited digitally on outdoor screens, seen by 25 million people across five continents
  • Get published in the globally distributed Portrait of Humanity book 
  • Be featured on BJP-Online and gain international press coverage  
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders
  • And be part of the first exhibition in outer space!
POH logo

© Todd Antony

BJP International Photography Award

2020 Edition Closed

Use your artistic vision and voice to explore any project that matters to you. This award is a career-making opportunity to be recognised by the most influential people in the industry and have your own extensively covered solo show.

  • Exhibit your own solo show at TJ Boulting Gallery in London with a fully-funded exhibition production grant and private view 
  • Gain additional exposure through international press coverage and a major feature of your work in British Journal of Photography magazine
  • Win a three year Full Access membership, including a subscription to British Journal of Photography
  • Have an in-person review of your portfolio with the BJP’s editor Simon Bainbridge
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders
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© Jack Latham

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© Kourtney Roy

Female in Focus

2020 Edition Closed

A celebration of the exceptional work of women photographers, Female in Focus confronts the gender imbalance within the industry. Have your work viewed by a panel of empowering female creatives, and exhibit your photography internationally.

  • Winners to be exhibited as part of the Female in Focus 2020 group exhibition in New York. Flights and two nights of accommodation over the opening included
  • Be featured on BJP-Online and gain international press coverage
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders
pob logo desktop

© Louise Haywood-Schiefer

Portrait of Britain

2020 Edition Closed

An exhibition for the people, by the people. This award invites photographers to submit portraits that illustrate the many faces of modern Britain. An award with hundreds of winners, each telling a unique story, elevating everyday people to the status of public art. 

  • Have your work seen by millions on outdoor screens nationwide
  • Get published in the globally distributed Portrait of Britain book 
  • Gain worldwide recognition through extensive press coverage
  • Have your images published alongside the world’s leading portrait photographers in BJP’s annual Portrait Issue
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

Upcoming Awards

Future-fossils-1-anamariaguerra

© Ana Maria Guerra

Decade of Change

Opens November 2020

Our newest award, Decade of Change will harness the collective voice of our creative community to explore the most urgent issue of our time. Exhibited in London and New York with major global media partnerships, the winners’ work will demonstrate the power of photography to amplify and shape the narrative around Climate Change.

  • Have your work showcased at the traveling exhibition in London and NYC
  • Present your work and connect with organisations that need your imagery to support environmental and conservation efforts
  • Have your work published in a special edition of British Journal of Photography and gain international press coverage
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders
OW logo

© Carlijn Jacobs

Open Walls

A prime opportunity for emerging and established artists to exhibit in a major group show alongside the world’s preeminent photography festival; Les Rencontres d’Arles. Open Walls aims to celebrate the best in contemporary art photography. 

  • Have your work exhibited as part of a group show at the prestigious Galerie Huit Arles, France
  • Be featured on BJP-Online and gain international press coverage 
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

Join today and watch your career as a photographer flourish

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.
  • BJP 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.

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.
  • BJP 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.
  • BJP 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 Support

We know the coronavirus pandemic has hit photographers hard. 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 months ahead.

That’s why we’re still offering a 90% discount on our 1854 Digital Access Membership — now for just £9 for the first quarter, instead of £29. Or you can get a whole year’s membership for just £59, a saving of 84%. 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!

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© Juno Calypso

1854 Awards. Get seen
through the industry-leading
award platform.

The most influential judges and industry insiders. The biggest exhibitions. The global platform, reaching tens of millions. 

Unique career-changing opportunities.

Join 25,000 photographers in over 120 countries using this unrivaled platform:

  • Get seen by the most influential judges and editors in the industry
  • Exhibit internationally in galleries, museums and festivals
  • Get published in award-winning photobooks
  • Gain exposure through global press campaigns

Access Membership grants you free entry to all six
1854 & British Journal of Photography awards.

Get seen through these open awards

© Todd Antony

Portrait of Humanity

Closes 22 October 2020

A collaboration between 1854 and 20+ prominent international partners, Portrait of Humanity™ invites photographers from all over the world to submit images that respond to the rallying cry, ‘There is more that unites us than sets us apart’. Hundreds of stories, portrayed by you and shared with millions. 

  • Have your work exhibited digitally on outdoor screens, seen by 25 million people across five continents
  • Get published in the globally distributed Portrait of Humanity book 
  • Be featured on BJP-Online and gain international press coverage  
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders
  • And be part of the first exhibition in outer space!

© Jack Latham

BJP International Photography Award

2020 Edition Closed

Use your artistic vision and voice to explore any project that matters to you. This award is a career-making opportunity to be recognised by the most influential people in the industry and have your own extensively covered solo show.

  • Exhibit your own solo show at TJ Boulting Gallery in London with a fully-funded exhibition production grant and private view 
  • Gain additional exposure through international press coverage and a major feature of your work in British Journal of Photography magazine
  • Win a three year Full Access membership, including a subscription to British Journal of Photography
  • Have an in-person review of your portfolio with the BJP’s editor Simon Bainbridge
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

© Kourtney Roy

Female in Focus

2020 Edition Closed

A celebration of the exceptional work of women photographers, Female in Focus confronts the gender imbalance within the industry. Have your work viewed by a panel of empowering female creatives, and exhibit your photography internationally. 

  • Winners to be exhibited as part of the Female in Focus 2020 group exhibition in New York. Flights and two nights of accommodation over the opening included 
  • Be featured on BJP-Online and gain international press coverage
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

© Louise Haywood-Schiefer

Portrait of Britain

2020 Edition Closed

An exhibition for the people, by the people. This award invites photographers to submit portraits that illustrate the many faces of modern Britain. An award with hundreds of winners, each telling a unique story, elevating everyday people to the status of public art. 

  • Have your work seen by millions on outdoor screens nationwide
  • Get published in the globally distributed Portrait of Britain book 
  • Gain worldwide recognition through extensive press coverage
  • Have your images published alongside the world’s leading portrait photographers in BJP’s annual Portrait Issue
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

Upcoming Awards

Future-fossils-1-anamariaguerra

© Anna Maria Guerra

Decade of Change

Opens November 2020

Our newest award, Decade of Change will harness the collective voice of our creative community to explore the most urgent issue of our time. Exhibited in London and New York with major global media partnerships, the winners’ work will demonstrate the power of photography to amplify and shape the narrative around Climate Change.

  • Have your work showcased at the traveling exhibition in London and NYC
  • Present your work and connect with organisations that need your imagery to support environmental and conservation efforts
  • Have your work published in a special edition of British Journal of Photography and gain international press coverage
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

© Carlijn Jacobs

Open Walls

A prime opportunity for emerging and established artists to exhibit in a major group show alongside the world’s preeminent photography festival; Les Rencontres d’Arles. Open Walls aims to celebrate the best in contemporary art photography. 

  • Have your work exhibited as part of a group show at the prestigious Galerie Huit Arles, France
  • Be featured on BJP-Online and gain international press coverage 
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

Join today and watch your career as a photographer flourish

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 know the coronavirus pandemic has hit photographers hard. 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 months ahead.

That’s why we’re still offering a 90% discount on our 1854 Digital Access Membership — now for just £9 for the first quarter, instead of £29. Or you can get a whole year’s membership for just £59, a saving of 84%. 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!