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Magnum & BJP Professional Practice Series

Introducing the Magnum and British Journal of Photography's professional practice workshop series in London

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Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography are proud to offer our latest programme of professional practice workshops.

Each workshop is a two-day photographic masterclass that focuses on demystifying the business of the industry, establishing a professional network of industry contacts, understanding the requirements of the market and identifying realistic routes into photographic employment.

Led by leading Magnum photographers and industry professionals, the programme presents highly valuable training opportunities for early & mid-career photographers.

The first day focuses on lectures from key speakers on specific areas of the photographic industry, giving behind the scenes tips and practical advice explaining how to work and succeed in their area of expertise. A second day of portfolio reviews with the speakers and Magnum staff will provide photographers with an honest, constructive and critique of existing work.

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

Price: £275 per workshop

Diana Markosian An Afghan woman bakes bread in a border town. Badakhshan, Afghanistan. 2011. © Diana Markosian | Magnum Photos

The A – Z of Editorial photography: How to get that assignment in a challenging editorial market

Sat 19 & Sun 20 November 2016

Learn from leading commissioners and a Magnum photographer about portfolio building, winning commissions, approaching editors, building and editing your story, information and captions, syndication, pricing, rights, contracts.

Speakers include: Diana Markosian (Magnum photographer), Hamish Crooks (Global Licensing Director, Magnum Photos), Emma Bowkett (Director of Photography, FT Magazine and Port Magazine), Alexia Singh (Freelance Picture Editor, Reuters, Magnum, Save the Children).

Applications closed.

Storytelling, Collaboration and Advocacy: Working on photographic projects for the greater social good

Sat 4 & Sun 5 Feb 2017

Learn from a Magnum Photographer, international NGO’s and charities about collaborating on storytelling and advocacy projects for the greater social good.

Speakers include Thomas Dworzak (Magnum Photographer), Ivy Lahon (Managing Picture Editor, Save The Children), Eleanor Farmer (Commissioning Editor, Oxfam), Tom Elkins (CEO, PhotoVoice)

Application closed.

Thomas Dworzak Chechen refugees living in neighbouring Ingushetia. Ingushetia, Russia.1999. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos

Navigating the Photography Art Market: How to get an exhibition and sell your prints

Sat 1 & Sun 2 April 2017

Speakers from commercial galleries and national art institutions will talk participants through how to approach galleries and exhibit your work, print sales and editioning, exhibition licensing and design, national collections and programming across national institutions.

Speakers include Max Pinckers (Magnum Photographer), Shoair Mavlian (Photographic curator, Tate Modern), Matt Martin (Curator, Doomed Gallery), Chris Littlewood (Director, Flowers Gallery London)

Applications now closed.

Max Pinckers Milk, from the series Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty, 2014. © Max Pinckers | Magnum Photos

Publishing and photo books – From editing and design to marketing and distribution

Sat 29 & Sun 30 July 2017

Learn from the best publishers and photobook producers about the publishing market: covering how to approach publishers, modes of production, design, editing, and budgets.

Speakers include Hannah Watson (Director, Trolley Books), Stuart Smith (coFounder, GOST Books), Aron Mörel (Founder, Mörel Books), Mark Power (Magnum Photographer).

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Mark Power Ingoldmells. From 'Destroying the Laboratory for the Sake of the Experiment'. Lincolnshire, UK. November 2006. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos

For further information contact Coline Plancon

Fees and Policies

– All 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 3 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 14 days in advance of the date of the workshop. After this point, refunds cannot be issued.