About British Journal of Photography

British Journal of Photography was founded in 1854 to record the scientific development of a fledgling medium. These days, BJP takes an international perspective on contemporary photography, focusing on fine art and documentary, and the cutting edge of editorial and commercial practices. Our website, BJP-online, publishes new stories daily, reaching 200,000 visitors per month, and more than 3.8 million through our social channels.

Each monthly edition of BJP focuses on a theme, including yearly issues such as Portrait, Education, Journeys and Community, together with our annual review, Cool & Noteworthy, and our talent edition, Ones To Watch, along with more esoteric subjects, such as Invisible World, Habitat and Tales of the City, complemented by in-depth interviews and articles.

For each issue, we seek out new talent to showcase in our Projects section, alongside Interviews with more established names – the kind of photographers who’ve already left an indelible mark on our visual memory – together with reports on the latest trends. In our Intelligence section, we give you briefings and opinion on the latest thinking about the medium and how to make it work as a business.

Ones To Watch, invites recommendations from a network of experts from around the world. And in addition to devoting a special issue to the annual selection, a multimedia version has been shown at festivals including Rencontres d’Arles, Photo España and Cortona on the Move.

Recently we joined European Platforms, an EU-funded project run across 10 countries to promote emerging talent across the continent. We have staged an exhibition of Europe-based talents at Peckham 24 during Photo London 2018 and will collaborate with our Platforms partners for a larger-scale show at Unseen Amsterdam in September.

In addition, we run numerous events and exhibitions, including: Portrait of Britain, seen by more than 20 million people; BJP International Photography Award, which gives a solo show to a photographer at renowned gallery TJ Boulting; OpenWalls, which allows emerging and established photographers to exhibit in reputable galleries worldwide; and Portrait of Humanity, our new initiative in collaboration with Magnum Photos, which aims to show the many faces of humanity around the world.

How to get your copy of the British Journal of Photography

The magazine is on sale in the shops from the first Wednesday of every month and subscribers receive the edition a week before it goes on sale, delivered FREE to anywhere in the world. You can also get your copy direct from us at the BJP Shop or download digital editions from the BJP+ app.

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