1854 Access. Making the most of your Membership.

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.

Get inspired

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

For Full Access Members, estimated delivery for BJP’s Decade of Change print edition is 19 December.

Get seen

OpenWalls Arles | Open Now

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


Decade of Change | Closing 28 January

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.

Get paid

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.


The WaterAid Climate Commission

The climate crisis is a water crisis. 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.

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 – is commissioning two new photographic projects exploring the iconic moments, movements and narratives that traverse America’s past and present.

Community members
Award winners P/A
Major exhibitions
Judge & industry panel
Global exhibition reach
Worldwide audience
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