Big things are happening at 1854. Read all about our brand new website and upgraded print editions — plus bigger and better opportunities for our community than ever before
Explore the all-new 1854
Today 1854 unveils its brand new website. Developed in direct response to community feedback, 1854.photography harnesses all the things we’re famous for under one (sleekly redesigned) roof. Get lost in British Journal of Photography’s award-winning journalism; enter all six of our industry-renowned awards; apply for major commission opportunities with international brands, and so much more — now without ever having to switch sites.
Other new and noteworthy features include enhanced photographic display, expertly-curated editorial Collections (where you can browse the best of our articles by theme), and Favourites, allowing you to save your favourite BJP articles and come back to them any time. All of this is designed to give you, our community, the smoothest experience possible.
You’ll notice that we’ve introduced a paywall on BJP content for the first time, but you can still access up to four free articles per month. Members and subscribers, meanwhile, enjoy unlimited reading. Browse our paid monthly packages here, with free award entry, priority application for commissions and so much more included in our most popular bundles.
Still with us? Good. As part of our new setup, we’ll be orchestrating a single, unifying theme across all of our output — that’s the print magazine, our digital content, our awards and commissions — bi-monthly. This approach is designed to foster deeper and more probing conversations around the most pressing issues of our time, all the while giving you the chance to be part of meaningful, culturally relevant projects.
First up: the environment. Because the truth is that governments are repeatedly failing to act on climate change. But photography can serve as a mirror. A warning sound. A vehicle for truth. For the next two months, we’ll be exploring questions of humanity’s place on planet earth, the trajectory of global warming and the intersections of climate and culture.
Get more from British Journal of Photography in print
The changes aren’t all digital, either. The first edition of the all-new British Journal of Photography print magazine will soon be arriving on doorsteps. Now released bi-monthly, the upgraded editions will be packed full of double the content of our classic magazines: the same world-renowned journalism and cutting-edge photography — just lots more of it.
These new collectable editions offer an enhanced reading experience with an expanded gloss section and zero advertising, alongside special covers and improved eco-friendly packaging.
Stay tuned for a bumper environmental print edition of British Journal of Photography with none other than contributing editor Christiana Figueres — the internationally recognised leader on global climate change.
Enjoy bigger and better opportunities than ever before
As part of our inaugural theme, we’re thrilled to officially launch our biggest award yet. The Decade of Change award will unite world leaders in photography, politics, activism and science to curate a major international climate exhibition, harnessing the universal power of art and imagery to help galvanize global action.
Branching far beyond traditional arts and media circles, confirmed judges make up 1854’s most prominent panel to date, including Terry Tamminen, former CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation; Paul Dickinson, Founder and Executive Chairman of CDP; Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT) and other leading voices in climate discourse and activism. Spanning humankind to wildlife and cityscapes to ecosystems, the judges are searching for work that can contribute to the climate change movement in a meaningful way — while there is still time.