Magnum Photos is a co-operative owned and run by its members/photographers. They meet once a year during the last weekend in June to discuss the organization’s affairs. One day of the meeting is set aside for looking at and voting on potential new members' portfolios.
Successful applicants will be invited to become a "Nominee Member", a category of membership, which presents an opportunity for Magnum and the individual to get to know each other. At this stage there are no binding commitments on either side.
Magnum is only considering digital submissions at this point. Please fill out the submissions form and upload your portfolio. The deadline for submissions is before midnight GMT January 31st 2019.
Applicants must submit at least two photographic projects (three projects max.) with a maximum 80 images over all projects.
Magnum will notify successful applicants by June 30th 2019.
Photographers based in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Commonwealth, Africa and the Middle East should select London as the Magnum Office they are applying to. Photographers residing in the Americas should select New York as the Magnum Office they are applying to. Photographers within Europe (excluding the United Kingdom & Ireland) should select Paris as the Magnum Office they are applying to and photographers residing in Asia should select Tokyo as the Magnum Office they are applying to.
For reasons of confidentiality, Magnum cannot give out personal information regarding our photographers, nor can we enter into correspondence regarding any decision made about Nomineeship.
Biography with up to 1500 characters
Country of residence
0 to 3 projects per submission
1 to 50 images per project
File type must be JPG
At least 4000px on the long edge
You may choose and enter projects (2-3 projects) for ONE Magnum office only. The total number of images uploaded may not exceed 80 for ALL projects combined.
State the Magnum office that you are applying to
LONDON: for Photographers based in UK, Ireland, the Commonwealth, Africa, and the Middle East
NEW YORK: for Photographers based in the Americas
PARIS: for Photographers based in Europe (excluding UK and Ireland)