Magnum Professional Practice, Newport



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Are you a young photographer keen to receive professional advice?

Magnum’s Professional Practice seminars deliver guidance on the practical business of photography, allowing photographers to extend their professional networks with an emphasis on industry contacts and helping to identify realistic entry routes into employment and paid opportunities, filling a widening gap between academic learning and the professional world. 

The events are aimed a wide range of photographers at different stages of their careers: emerging photographers who require practical, vocational training, semi-professional photographers wishing to make a full-time commitment and professional photographers working in a particular discourse but wanting to explore other avenues. It is also a unique opportunity for non-photographers interested in working within the arts to receive an overview of the wide variety of jobs available in the visual industry, such as picture researchers, editors, art buyers and gallerists.

IdeasTap have 10 heavily subsidised places to give away to members aged 16 to 25 on Magnum’s next two-day Professional Practice seminar, being held at the University of Wales at the Newport Campus on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April.

Confirmed speakers for the Newport seminar include Sophie Batterbury, Picture Editor at The Independent on Sunday; Emily Graham, Picture Editor at WaterAid; Harry Hardie, Founder and Director of HERE; Joni Karanka, Co-Founder of Third Floor Gallery; Peter Marlow, Magnum photographer; Stewart Mungeam, Sales Director at Gallery Stock; Hannah Watson, Director of Trolley Books and the TJ Boultling gallery; Fiona Rogers, Cultural & Education Manager, Magnum Photos.

Photographers usually pay £150 + VAT to attend. The 10 successful IdeasTap members will jump the queue and pay only £50 + VAT. (If you are ineligible for this brief, you can apply for a full-price place on the seminar here.)


This brief closes on Monday 1 April at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16 to 25 based in the UK. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute. If you have technical issues, email


Image courtesy of Magnum Photos 

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