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The Magnum Annual General Meeting is the agency’s only regular creative meeting of minds – a chance for photographers, estates and international staff to discuss the agency business, discuss the industry at large and review potential new photographers to join our collective.

The 69th Magnum AGM will take place in London between 23rd and 26th June, alongside an exciting and varied public program:

Peter Marlow – A Life in Pictures

Thursday 23rd until Sunday 26th June (free)
10.00am – 5.00pm
Protein Studio, 31 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EY

Following the sudden and tragic passing of Magnum photographer Peter Marlow in February, Magnum are proud to host a memorial exhibition celebrating his life and work. Curated by Peter’s colleagues and friends in the Magnum membership, the exhibition spans his early work as a photojournalist in Haiti, his seminal photographs from ‘Liverpool: Looking Out to Sea’ and his lifelong commitment to documenting his family.

The Magnum Quiz & Book Signing

Thursday 23rd June
Quiz from 6.30pm – 8.00pm (ticketed)
Book-signing from 8.00pm – 10.00pm (free)
Protein Studio, 31 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EY

Test your knowledge of Magnum past and present at this fun quiz hosted by our Quizmaster and President, Martin Parr. Teams of 8 will compete to win Magnum prizes, with each team supported by the expertise of a Magnum photographer, including Susan Meiselas, Peter van Agtmael, Mark Power and Stuart Franklin*.

Prize packages will include Magnum Square prints, posters from the new Magnum Collection and stationary from the new Magnum paper product collaboration with Thames & Hudson.

The event will open into a free public book-signing from 8.00pm with tables hosted by Thames & Hudson and Phaidon. Older Magnum publications such as ‘Magnum Stories’ and ‘Magnum Magnum’ will be available to purchase and be personalised by our photographers, alongside new titles such as’ Real Food’ by Martin Parr, ‘So Long, China’ by Patrick Zachmann, ‘Destroying the Laboratory for the Sake of the Experiment’ by Mark Power and ‘By the River of Kings’ by Jacob aue Sobol.

Table tennis enthusiast Alec Soth will organise ping-pong tournaments, and the whole event will be hosted against the backdrop of a memorial exhibition featuring the work of Peter Marlow.

(*Magnum photographers will be allocated to tables at random)

Drinks and refreshments provided
Tickets cost £20.00 each. To purchase click here.


Ideas in Practice, led by Jim Goldberg & Alessandra Sanguinetti

Monday 27th June – Thursday 30th June
Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS
£800 (plus VAT)*

This workshop will help students to develop their personal projects through individual tutorials, mini assignments, experimentation, and group reviews.

Aimed at photographers with an ongoing body of work, this intensive three day masterclass will challenge, guide, and push students to make new responses to their ideas.

Each student will meet with one of the workshop tutors for a personal portfolio review, and following this, the tutor will set an individual assignment, in response to their portfolio. Students will be expected to work through this assignment, coming back together for group reviews and discussions.

Alongside a shooting assignment, students will be set writing and self reflective exercises about ideas making, reflecting on the origins of ideas, and how as artists, one can work with ideas and concepts.

Students should come willing to experiment and to consider new ways of approaching image making and storytelling.

Prior requirements/preparations:
Students should bring works in progress in digital formats, and as prints.

For more information and to apply click here.