The private window to invest in 1854 Media is now open

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This is it. Your chance to own a piece of our future — to join us in championing meaningful media — is now.

We hope that owning shares in a historical brand like British Journal of Photography, coupled with the potential for a healthy, tax-free return, is an exciting prospect in itself. That being said, we know a little extra never hurts. Invest in 1854 Media now, and alongside your shares in the company, you’ll be eligible for a roster of high-value rewards.

£10+ | Own a piece of history

Congratulations — you can tell your friends you own part of the oldest consumer photography brand in the world, and that you’re helping build platforms to support photographers all over the world.

£250+ | Prizes + free delivery

On top of your shares, we’ll enter you into a competition to win a year of Digital Access membership, a voucher for the BJP shop or an issue of BJP with a stylish tote bag. Plus, free delivery on your next order from the BJP shop.

£1,000+ | VIP networking + membership

You’re on the list for our high-profile exhibition openings, launch parties and partner events, including the likes of Unseen Amsterdam, our Female in Focus exhibition in New York and the London launch party of our Portrait of Humanity book. Rub shoulders with leading photographers, co-investors and the 1854 team, plus receive a year of Digital Access membership with free entry to all of our awards. 

£5,000+ | Join the club

Enjoy all the benefits of Full Access for three years, including free entry to all of our awards, a print subscription to British Journal of Photography, 5+ years of digital back issues and early access to apply for paid commissions by some of the world’s best known brands. 

£10,000+ | Full voting A shares + ongoing Full Access membership

You will receive full voting A shares and an upgrade to all of the above rewards, including Full Access membership for the duration of your share ownership, 30% ongoing discount to the BJP shop and a beautiful hardback copy of next year’s Portrait of Humanity book.

£25,000+ | Exclusive first edition reprint from 1854

You’re a high-value investor. In addition to the £10,000 rewards, receive an exclusive, specially-bound reprint of the first ever edition of BJP, published in January 1854.

£50,000+ | Play an active advisory role and help develop the platform

We’ll invite you to join a new exclusive advisory committee so that you can exercise an active input in how the platform develops. We’ll be hosting private annual gatherings for you and your co-advisers. Investors committing £100,000+ will be invited to join the main board, subject to approval.

This campaign was successfully completed in January 2020.

Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital. Please Invest Aware.