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.

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.
 

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 support

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.

Have a Membership Question?

What is 1854 Access Membership?

1854 Access is a platform created to help aspiring and established photographers succeed. It is an affordable package of everything 1854 and British Journal of Photography have to offer. Full Access Membership includes a monthly print edition of the multi-award-winning British Journal of Photography magazine, iOS and Android apps, free entry to all six of our career changing awards, and priority application to all of our paid commission opportunities.

Can I cancel my 1854 Access Membership?

Yes. You can cancel either a BJP print subscription or Access Membership by emailing support@1854.media. You will continue to benefit from the subscription/membership until the end of your prepaid plan period, but your subscription will not renew once your term expires. Please note that members entering awards as part of their membership will be required to remain a member throughout the periods when awards are judged and exhibitions/outputs are planned, for their entries to be eligible.

Are digital editions available on Android as well as Apple devices?

Yes, Access Members can enjoy ad-free digital editions of the BJP on either Android or Apple devices, in both smartphone and tablet format.

Who is 1854?

1854 Media is the umbrella company that publishes British Journal of Photography’s print and digital content. The company takes its name from the year that the BJP was first published, making it the oldest surviving photography publication and brand in the world. 1854 also runs the leading photography awards programme that boasts some of the most prestigious and far-reaching awards and exhibitions in the world. 


1854 Access Members benefit from everything that 1854 and British Journal of Photography has to offer for one fixed annual membership fee.  

What commission opportunities are included?

Access Members receive priority application for all 1854 Commissions as and when they are available. These are great opportunities for photographers to get paid and expand their portfolio by working with international charities and ethical brands on work that matters.

Recent commissions include:

Meet California

Postcards from Copenhagen

Separation

Fractured Stories

Star Wars Families

LUMIX Stories for Change

Homeless Truths

How many entries can I submit per award?

Both Digital and Full Access Members can enter each of our six awards for free, submitting up to ten images or a body of work in the case of a series category. Please note that members entering awards as part of their membership will be required to remain a member throughout the periods when awards are judged and exhibitions/outputs are planned, for their entries to be eligible.

How do I enter awards for free as an Access Member?

Once you have become an Access Member, you will be given a unique membership number. This can be used to enter any of our six awards for free through any of our awards portals.  

What payment methods do you accept?

You can pay for 1854 Access Membership using any Credit or Debit card.

What’s the difference between annual and quarterly pricing?

Annual pricing gives you a further discount on the quarterly price: 

BJP Magazine subscription: Value £120.
£30 quarterly (full price), £90 annual (save 25% by paying annually)

Digital Access Membership: Value £350+.
£29 quarterly (save 68%), Annual deal £79 (save a further 32% by paying annually)

Full Access Membership: Value £500+.
£39 quarterly (save 69%), Annual deal £119 (save a further 24% by paying annually)

What is 1854 Commissions?

Run by Studio 1854 (our visual content agency), 1854 Commissions is the platform that offers photographers paid opportunities to work with major clients on creatively challenging work. By partnering with international charities and ethical brands, all 1854 Commissions are purpose-driven, allowing you to create work that matters to the world, and to you. 

Am I guaranteed to be selected for a paid commission?

Due to the number of submissions we receive, you are not guaranteed to be selected for a paid commission. However, as an Access Member, you will be given priority application to all paid commission opportunities. You will also have a higher chance of being selected as some of our commissions are open exclusively to Access Members only.

Got more questions?

Go to our full FAQs for any further information.

What premium content is included?

With BJP print subscription

A monthly publication of British Journal of Photography in its finest form; a carefully-curated, beautifully bound, multi-award-winning magazine keeping you up-to-date with the latest and best contemporary photography

A collectible subscriber cover unique to each issue (not available with the standard newsstand issue)

With Digital Access Membership

British Journal of Photography iOS and Android tablet apps with all the content from the printed publication

BJP magazine articles ahead of publication in weekly bitesize chunks direct to your smartphone (iOS & Android)

The ad-free apps are specially designed to help you navigate the visual world with the ability to view most images in full screen at high-res

Access more than five years of past BJP monthly digital editions for all the inspiration you need

With Full Access Membership

Everything from Digital Access

Everything from the BJP print magazine subscription.

Get Access Membership and take your creative
practice to a whole new level.

Get inspired. Get seen. Get paid.

Need financial assistance? 

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Have a Membership Question?

1854 Access is a platform created to help aspiring and established photographers succeed. It is an affordable package of everything 1854 and British Journal of Photography have to offer. Full Access Membership includes a monthly print edition of the multi-award-winning British Journal of Photography magazine, iOS and Android apps, free entry to all six of our career changing awards, and priority application to all of our paid commission opportunities.

Yes. You can cancel either a BJP print subscription or Access Membership by emailing support@1854.media. You will continue to benefit from the subscription/membership until the end of your prepaid plan period, but your subscription will not renew once your term expires. Please note that members entering awards as part of their membership will be required to remain a member throughout the periods when awards are judged and exhibitions/outputs are planned, for their entries to be eligible.

Yes, Access Members can enjoy ad-free digital editions of the BJP on either Android or Apple devices, in both smartphone and tablet format.

1854 Media is the umbrella company that publishes British Journal of Photography’s print and digital content. The company takes its name from the year that the BJP was first published, making it the oldest surviving photography publication and brand in the world. 1854 also runs the leading photography awards programme that boasts some of the most prestigious and far-reaching awards and exhibitions in the world. 

1854 Access Members benefit from everything that 1854 and British Journal of Photography has to offer for one fixed annual membership fee.  

Access Members receive priority application for all 1854 Commissions as and when they are available. These are great opportunities for photographers to get paid and expand their portfolio by working with international charities and ethical brands on work that matters. Recent commissions include:

Meet California

Postcards from Copenhagen

Separation

Fractured Stories

Star Wars Families

LUMIX Stories for Change

Homeless Truths

Both Digital and Full Access Members can enter each of our six awards for free, submitting up to ten images or a body of work in the case of a series category. Please note that members entering awards as part of their membership will be required to remain a member throughout the periods when awards are judged and exhibitions/outputs are planned, for their entries to be eligible.

Once you have become an Access Member, you will be given a unique membership number. This can be used to enter any of our six awards for free through any of our awards portals.  

You can pay for 1854 Access Membership by Credit or Debit card

Annual pricing gives you a further discount on the quarterly price: 

  • BJP Magazine subscription: Value £120. £30 quarterly (full price), £90 annual (save 25% by paying annually)
  • Digital Access Membership: Value £350+. £29 quarterly (save 68%), Annual deal £79 (save a further 32% by paying annually)
  • Full Access Membership: Value £500+. £39 quarterly (save 69%), Annual deal £119 (save a further 24% by paying annually)

Run by Studio 1854 (our visual content agency), 1854 Commissions is the platform that offers photographers paid opportunities to work with major clients on creatively challenging work. By partnering with international charities and ethical brands, all 1854 Commissions are purpose-driven, allowing you to create work that matters to the world, and to you. 

Due to the number of submissions we receive, you are not guaranteed to be selected for a paid commission. However, as an Access Member, you will be given priority application to all paid commission opportunities. You will also have a higher chance of being selected as some of our commissions are open exclusively to Access Members only.

Go to our full FAQs for any further information.

What premium content is included?

With BJP print subscription

A monthly publication of British Journal of Photography in its finest form; a carefully-curated, beautifully bound, multi-award-winning magazine keeping you up-to-date with the latest and best contemporary photography

A collectible subscriber cover unique to each issue (not available with the standard newsstand issue)

With Digital Access Membership

British Journal of Photography iOS and Android tablet apps with all the content from the printed publication

BJP magazine articles ahead of publication in weekly bitesize chunks direct to your smartphone (iOS & Android)

The ad-free apps are specially designed to help you navigate the visual world with the ability to view most images in full screen at high-res

Access more than five years of past BJP monthly digital editions for all the inspiration you need

With Full Access Membership

Everything from Digital Access

Everything from the BJP print magazine subscription.

Get Access Membership and take your creative
practice to a whole new level.

Get inspired. Get seen. Get paid.

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 support

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.

Have a Membership Question?

1854 Access is a platform created to help aspiring and established photographers succeed. It is an affordable package of everything 1854 and British Journal of Photography have to offer. Full Access Membership includes a monthly print edition of the multi-award-winning British Journal of Photography magazine, iOS and Android apps, free entry to all six of our career changing awards, and priority application to all of our paid commission opportunities.

Yes. You can cancel either a BJP print subscription or Access Membership by emailing support@1854.media. You will continue to benefit from the subscription/membership until the end of your prepaid plan period, but your subscription will not renew once your term expires. Please note that members entering awards as part of their membership will be required to remain a member throughout the periods when awards are judged and exhibitions/outputs are planned, for their entries to be eligible.

Yes, Access Members can enjoy ad-free digital editions of the BJP on either Android or Apple devices, in both smartphone and tablet format.

1854 Media is the umbrella company that publishes British Journal of Photography’s print and digital content. The company takes its name from the year that the BJP was first published, making it the oldest surviving photography publication and brand in the world. 1854 also runs the leading photography awards programme that boasts some of the most prestigious and far-reaching awards and exhibitions in the world. 

1854 Access Members benefit from everything that 1854 and British Journal of Photography has to offer for one fixed annual membership fee.  

Access Members receive priority application for all 1854 Commissions as and when they are available. These are great opportunities for photographers to get paid and expand their portfolio by working with international charities and ethical brands on work that matters. Recent commissions include:

Meet California

Postcards from Copenhagen

Separation

Fractured Stories

Star Wars Families

LUMIX Stories for Change

Homeless Truths

Both Digital and Full Access Members can enter each of our six awards for free, submitting up to ten images or a body of work in the case of a series category. Please note that members entering awards as part of their membership will be required to remain a member throughout the periods when awards are judged and exhibitions/outputs are planned, for their entries to be eligible.

Once you have become an Access Member, you will be given a unique membership number. This can be used to enter any of our six awards for free through any of our awards portals.  

You can pay for 1854 Access Membership by Credit or Debit card

Annual pricing gives you a further discount on the quarterly price: 

  • BJP Magazine subscription: £90 annually, and £30 quarterly (£30 off the annual price)
  • Digital Access Membership: £79 annually, and £29 quarterly (£37 off the annual price)
  • Full Access Membership: £119 annually, and £39 quarterly (£37 off the annual price)

Run by Studio 1854 (our visual content agency), 1854 Commissions is the platform that offers photographers paid opportunities to work with major clients on creatively challenging work. By partnering with international charities and ethical brands, all 1854 Commissions are purpose-driven, allowing you to create work that matters to the world, and to you. 

Due to the number of submissions we receive, you are not guaranteed to be selected for a paid commission. However, as an Access Member, you will be given priority application to all paid commission opportunities. You will also have a higher chance of being selected as some of our commissions are open exclusively to Access Members only.

Due to the number of submissions we receive, you are not guaranteed to be selected for a paid commission. However, as an Access Member, you will be given priority application to all paid commission opportunities. You will also have a higher chance of being selected as some of our commissions are open exclusively to Access Members only.

Go to our full FAQs for any further information.

What premium content is included?

With BJP print subscription

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