Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography have teamed up to offer their 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.

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).

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Storytelling, Collaboration and Advocacy: Working on photographic projects for the greater social good
Sat 4 & Sun 5 Feb 2017
Speakers from national and international NGO’s and charities will share their experiences collaborating with photographers on storytelling and advocacy projects for the greater social good.

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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.

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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.

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More speakers to be announced soon.

More information can be found here

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