Own part of 1854 Media & British Journal of Photography

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Beyond our mantle as publisher of the oldest photography title in the world, 1854 Media owns a roster of prestigious awards and facilitates visual content commissions for some of the world’s best known brands. Across the board, our mission is simple: to champion photographers everywhere – empowering them to get inspired, get seen and get paid – through our exclusive platforms and opportunities.

Recent years have seen exponential success in our efforts. Our Portrait of Britain and Portrait of Humanity awards, which celebrate what makes us human in times of division, have placed the work of hundreds from our community within the most viewed photographic exhibitions in global history. Our studio has won clients including adidas, Panasonic and Visit California, enabling photographers and filmmakers from our community to be commissioned by world-renowned brands. And the best part? We’re still in the early stages of our journey, with some of our most ambitious projects yet to come.

Right now, we’re raising funds to accelerate all of these initiatives and more.

From as little as £10, you can buy equity in the 1854 brand, and own a piece of all of it. Investing in 1854 Media means supporting photographers worldwide, by helping us open up more avenues for inspiration, exposure and paid work. It means investing in the artistic pioneers of tomorrow — and that could mean you.

With various investment levels on offer, you could be eligible for a number of high-value rewards, including Full Access membership, free entry to our awards, British Journal of Photography subscriptions and invitations to our high-profile industry events, all in addition to shares in the company.

This campaign was successfully concluded in January 2020

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Marigold Warner

Marigold Warner joined the British Journal Photography in April 2018, and currently holds the position of Online Editor. She studied English Literature and History of Art at the University of Leeds, followed by an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London. Her work has been published by titles including the Telegraph Magazine, Huck, Gal-dem, Disegno, and the Architects Journal.