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1854 Commissions connect the best photographic talent with major international brands to collaborate on meaningful, narrative-led projects.

Our award-winning content agency, Studio 1854, facilitates visual campaigns that serve a social and cultural purpose — all the while granting photographers and filmmakers unparalleled creative freedom.

Malala Fund x 1854 Commission Series

Against All Odds

In collaboration with 1854, Malala Fund is commissioning three new works that celebrate the determination and agency of remarkable girls facing challenging circumstances

Deadline 10 June.

© Insiya Syed.

Leica x 1854 Commission Series

Witnesses of: Individuality

Witnesses of: Individuality is the third and final theme of the Leica x 1854 Commission Series, a new collaboration between 1854 and the historic camera brand Leica.

This commission has now closed.

© Josh Edgoose shot on Leica.

Leica x 1854 Commission Series

Witnesses of: Devotion

Witnesses of: Devotion is the second theme of the Leica x 1854 Commission Series, a collaboration between 1854 and the historic camera brand Leica.

This commission opportunity is now closed.

© Sara Rubinstein with the Leica SL2

Leica x 1854 Commission Series

Witnesses of: The Everyday

Witnesses of: The Everyday is the first theme of the new Leica x 1854 Commission Series, a new collaboration by 1854 and the historic camera brand Leica.

This commission opportunity is now closed.

© Leica Ambassador, Lucy Laucht shot with the Leica M10-R

Shoot the Sequel: Then & Now America

In collaboration with 1854/British Journal of Photography, MPB – the go-to platform for used photography and videography equipment – commissioned two new photographic projects exploring the iconic moments, movements and narratives that traverse America’s past and present.

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Playing with Perception: Anastasia Samoylova’s depiction of Florida’s “Forgotten Coast”

Reading Time: 5 minutes Russian-American photographer Anastasia Samoylova was selected earlier this year to produce a new body of work for MPB in collaboration with 1854 for the Shoot the Sequel: Then & Now America campaign. The resulting images form the final part of her triptych on Florida, providing a sobering look at the state.

The WaterAid Climate Commission

In collaboration with 1854/British Journal of Photography, WaterAid is commissioning three new photographic projects exploring the ways in which the climate crisis is making it harder for people to access their basic human rights of clean water, decent sanitation and personal hygiene — especially in some of the world’s poorest countries.

This commission opportunity is now closed.

Star Wars Families with Lucasfilm

We commissioned 10 photographers in 10 countries to pay homage to the iconic Skywalker saga, and the families who have enjoyed its magic for nearly half a century.

Breaking Barriers with adidas

In the lead-up to the 2018 Women’s World Cup, we commissioned photographer Alice Mann to create a new body of work exploring female football clubs in London.

Stories for Change with Panasonic LUMIX

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In an ongoing collaboration that celebrates the power of photography in driving positive change, three photographers have been awarded a grant and Panasonic LUMIX S Series kit to create a new body of work around themes Inclusion and Belonging.

Meet California with Visit California

Four photographers and one filmmaker were flown to California and commissioned to create new personal projects shedding light on lesser-known sides of the state.

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  • includedCurrent Digital Articles – Unlimited Access
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    Designed to inspire, this is British Journal of Photography in its finest form. 1,080 carefully curated, beautifully bound pages of the best in contemporary photography delivered to your door as six bimonthly, limited edition, ad-free print edition.

  • includedSubmit to Editorial Learn More

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    Uniting the voices of renowned photographers, emerging artists and everyday people alike, we’re producing a global and multi-faceted portrait of the year that changed everything.

  • excludedPortrait of Humanity Learn More

    An award that commemorates our differences and the power of photography in breaking boundaries. 100 winning images exhibited digitally on Clear Channel screens internationally, seen by millions.

  • excludedPortrait of Britain Learn More

    An award that captures the many diverse faces of modern Britain. 100 winning images exhibited on digital screens across the UK in the country’s largest photography exhibition.

  • excludedFemale in Focus Learn More

    An award that acknowledges and celebrates talented women-identifying and non-binary photographers. Winners exhibited as part of a group show in New York.

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    An opportunity for emerging and established artists to have their work exhibited at Europe’s most influential photography festival. Group show for 50+ winners at Galerie Huit Arles, France alongside Les Rencontres d’Arles.

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    An award in search of the best in contemporary photography. Win your own career-making solo show at TJ Boulting gallery in London.

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    An award dedicated to using the power of photography to raise awareness and inspire positive action on the climatic crisis.

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    1854’s new career accelerator for unsigned talent.

  • excluded1854 Commissions Learn More

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