BJP International Photography Award

Deadline: 20 December 2018 – 4pm GMT


There will be NO extension

Running for over a decade, 1854 Media publisher of British Journal of Photography created BJP International Photography Award to find the best in contemporary photographic talent.

British Journal of Photography and the judging panel, comprised of key industry leaders, aim to award and promote a body of work that has a distinct narrative, and feature images from a compelling project on any topic. The chosen photographer will then be awarded with a solo show in the renowned contemporary art gallery TJ Boulting, based in Fitzrovia, London UK.

BJP International Photography Award has dramatically changed the careers of previous winning and shortlisted photographers. This has been made possible through the opportunities being selected by the judging panel has provided, a solo show, extensive industry exposure, global media coverage, and features both in print and on BJP-Online.

See what some of our past winners have to say about their experience.

View the full list of opportunities and prizes being involved in BJP International Photography Award provides.


© Anthony Prévost

1854 Media & British Journal of Photography

1854 Media is an award-winning digital media organisation with a global audience of photographers, arts lovers and industry experts.

At 1854’s core is British Journal of Photography, the world’s longest running photography title, which has been showcasing pioneers of the art form since 1854. It manifests in a monthly publication that takes an international perspective on contemporary photography, focusing on fine art and documentary, and the cutting edge of editorial and commercial practices. It has also created internationally renowned photography awards – including OpenWalls, Portrait of Britain™, BJP International Photography Award, and our newest award, Portrait of Humanity, all of which aim to discover and promote new talent.

Our visual content agency, Studio 1854, helps brands use the power of photography and video to cultivate and engage larger audiences, through leveraging our relationships with the world’s top photographic influencers and our understanding of the visual content that engages them.


© Guy Martin

TJ Boulting

TJ Boulting is a contemporary art gallery based in Fitzrovia, London. Originally opening on Redchurch Street in 2004, TJ Boulting was once known as Trolley Gallery, and built on the reputation of Trolley Books. The gallery and publisher has since made its name working with some of the best documentary photographers in the world. It has gradually developed independently, with the gallery keeping its focus on a diverse group of emerging artists.


© Zuza Krajewska


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