Welcome to 1854 Access: the ultimate career toolkit for photographers.
We’re making some changes to the way we do things. Every two months, we’ll be selecting a single, unifying theme to run across all of our content, awards and commissions.
Developed in direct response to Members’ feedback, this new approach is designed to maximise your benefits while investigating some of the most important issues of our time.
Decade of Change
Our inaugural theme explores questions of the environment: humanity’s place on planet earth, the trajectory of global warming and the intersections of climate and culture.
From major environmental commissions and a dedicated bumper print edition of BJP to our largest-scale award yet, Decade of Change offers bigger and better ways to get inspired, get seen and get paid than ever before.
Digital and Full Access Members have free entry to 1854’s entire roster of awards, with opportunities to be exhibited worldwide, published in major photo books, covered in international press and more.
Decade of Change | Open Now
Uniting leaders in photography, philanthropy, research and activism, the Decade of Change award will curate creative responses to the climate crisis in one of the farthest-reaching climate exhibitions the world has ever seen.
Submit to editorial
You have a direct channel to submit your work to our editorial team. A Member submission will be featured in each print edition of BJP, in addition to online consideration.
Apply to host a talk with 1854 Presents
Whatever your area of expertise, share it with an audience of 2+ million photography peers on 1854 Presents — a virtual talk platform with previous guests including Martin Parr, Simon Roberts, Misan Harriman and many more.
Digital and Full Access Members have priority application to 1854 commissions, giving you the chance to work alongside major brands on compelling, cause-conscious visual campaigns.
Coming soon: Water Aid
WaterAid exists to make clean water, reliable toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. We’ve partnered with WaterAid to hire photographers from our community for their latest campaign. Watch this space for the commission’s opening.