IdeasTap Inspires: Magnum Professional Practice



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Magnum Photos is giving 20 IdeasTap members at the start of their careers the chance to take part in a two day photography masterclass. Over the weekend, high-profile industry experts will discuss the practical business of photography, and pass on their invaluable knowledge via a portfolio review.


Fiona Rogerscultural and education manager, Magnum Photos


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Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Breaking into the creative industries is tougher than ever before. That’s why we’ve partnered with renowned agency Magnum Photos to bring 20 emerging IdeasTap photographers an incredible training opportunity.

Aimed at photographers at the start of their careers, Magnum’s Professional Practice event is a two-day masterclass hosted at Magnum Photos’ London Print Room, organised as part of IdeasTap Inspires.

During the weekend high profile photography experts will discuss the practical business of photography and pass on their invaluable industry knowledge.

Topics covered may include: the commercial print sale market, advertising shoots, commissioning for NGOs, image licensing, publishing photographic books, the modern editorial market, funding and organising exhibitions. 

A second day will provide photographers will an opportunity to have an honest, constructive and critique of their portfolios, by our industry specialists.

The weekend is a unique opportunity to begin establishing a professional network of peers and useful industry contacts, and to identify entry realistic routes into employment.

Previous speakers have included Monica Allende – Sunday Times Magazine, David Birkitt – DMB Media, Steve Macleod – Metro Imaging, Cheryl Newman – Telegraph Magazine, Michael Mack – MACK and Greg Hobson – National Media Museum.

If you’re serious about taking your career to the next level, then trust us – you need to be there. This brief is open to IdeasTap members.

The masterclass will take place at the Magnum Print Room, London EC1 on the weekend of 15/16 March. Both days begin at 9.30am and end at 6pm.

Image: © Ambra Vernuccio

This brief closes on Wednesday 5 March 2014 at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16+. If you have any technical queries, please visit the Help Centre. 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.

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