Past Workshop

Magnum and BJP Professional Practice Series: Editorial Assignments

Learn how to succeed in the editorial market with Magnum and BJP

Lorenzo Meloni

Lorenzo Meloni Victorious Syrian Army soldiers stand on top of the rubble in front of a section of a portico - all that is left of Ancient Palmyra’s Temple of Bel. Inside the historic town of Palmyra, retaken fro (...)

Magnum Photos and the British Journal of Photography are proud to announce a new series of Professional Practice workshops in London this year.

The first of the four sessions Editorial Assignments – How to succeed in the editorial market, Sat 17 & Sun 18 February 2018.

Learn from industry experts how to approach the editorial market, develop and refine a portfolio, improve your storytelling skills, how to approach editing, how to interpret a brief and manage your copyright and contracts.

Speakers include Lorenzo Meloni (Magnum photographer), Sara Rumens (features picture editor, The Times), Sarah Tilotta (photographer and photo editor CNN International) and Max Ferguson (director of photography, PORT Magazine).

Apply for the workshop here.

Lorenzo Meloni Interior of an apartment on Syria Street destroyed by the fights, where the sectarian fights between Sunnis and Shiite are more violent. Tripoli, Lebanon. November, 2013. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni A YPJ (Women's Protection Units) sniper on the Southern frontline. Ayn Al Arab, Syria. December, 2014. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos

These two-day photographic masterclasses offer participants the chance to learn from Magnum photographers as well as a diverse mixture of industry leaders. Each workshop focuses on demystifying an aspect of the industry, establishing a professional network of contacts, understanding the requirements of the market and identifying realistic routes into photographic employment. Overall the programme offers highly valuable training opportunities for early & mid-career photographers.

The first day focuses on lectures from speakers about their specific area of expertise, giving behind the scenes tips and practical advice on how to survive and thrive in a highly competitive landscape. A second day of portfolio reviews with speakers will provide photographers with an honest and constructive critique of existing work. An informal drinks reception is optional on both days to allow for further networking.

Lorenzo Meloni Ouagadougou center. Sirte, Libya. September, 2016. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos

Each workshop is open to 40 applicants and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Workshops will be held at the Magnum Print Room, 63 Gee Street, London, EC1V 3RS.

Running time for both days is from 9:30am – 5:00pm
Early Bird Price Offer £250 (+VAT where applicable) per workshop before February 4th, 2018.

Normal Price £290 (+VAT where applicable) per workshop after February 4th, 2018.


Other Upcoming Classes

Commercial Projects
How to approach and retain commercial clients

Sat 28 & Sun 29 April 2018

Learn how to create a commercial portfolio, to improve your pitch and promote your work, work with an agent or creative directors and the balance between your vision and working to a brief.

Apply for the workshop here.

Personal Projects
How to finance and distribute stories that matter to you

Sat 21 & Sun 22 July 2018
Learn how to develop your story ideas, how to finance your personal projects, how to select the best platform for your storytelling and how to disseminate and distribute your completed project.

Apply for the workshop here.

NGOs, Social Practice and Advocacy
How to use storytelling for social change

Sat 24 & Sun 25 November 2018
Learn about the use of photography by NGOs, related ethical considerations and examples of best practice, how to engage participatory practice, social engagement and innovative storytelling and the skills NGOs require from their staff.

Apply for the workshop here.

For further information contact Brodie Standen

Lorenzo Meloni IS fighters set fire to oil fields close to Qayyarah as a way to avoid coalition airstrikes. Qayyarah, Iraq. November 2016. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos

Fees and Policies

– Full fees must be paid on application.
– Payments from UK based applicants are subject to VAT.
– Magnum Photos reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 25 participants. Students will be given a full refund. In the event of cancellation, students will be given at least 2 weeks advance notice.
– Magnum Photos reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.
– For International applicants, Magnum Photos is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is cancelled. We highly recommend that you buy refundable tickets and/or travel insurance.
– Refunds to applicants who wish to cancel their place on the workshop can only be given up to 21 days in advance of the date of the workshop. After this point, refunds cannot be issued.

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