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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.

Then & Now

 It seems fitting to start the year by looking back. Throughout this theme we reflect upon the extraordinary events of 2020, but also further back in history, and consider their impact and meaning to our present day.

Our Then & Now issue considers the past in the context of the present, featuring Sasha Phyars-Burgess, Rafal Milach, Marisol Mendez, Jörg Colberg, Kalpesh Lathigra, Camila Falquez & Deanna Templeton.

In awards, OpenWalls Arles 2021 offers photographers a unique platform for international acclaim. We are seeking images that convey a sense of reflection or the changes that time brings as we ask photographers to response to the theme Then & Now. 

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Award-winning journalism, expertly-curated photography and cutting-edge practices: you have unlimited digital access to the leading voice in contemporary photography.

Full Access Memberships purchased before 7 April 2021 will receive the Then & Now issue. Please allow 2-4 weeks for first delivery.

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OpenWalls Arles | Closing Soon

Secure a unique platform for international photographic acclaim alongside Les Rencontres d’Arles 2021. OpenWalls Arles is now seeking applications toward the theme Then & Now


1854 Fast Track

Fast Track is 1854’s all-new career accelerator for unsigned talent, exclusive to 1854 Access Members.
Submit a body of work for the opportunity to have your work presented to a global jury of industry A-listers through 1854’s Meet the Unsigned booth showing at LE BOOK Connections Europe on 22 April 2021

Female in Focus | Open Now

Back for its third edition, Female in Focus champions the work of world-class women and non-binary photographers across the world.

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.

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

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