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Submissions 2018

About Magnum Submissions 2018

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 12.00pm GMT January 31st 2018.

Magnum will notify successful applicants by June 30th 2018.

Photographers based in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Commonwealth, Africa, Asia 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 and photographers within Europe (excluding the United Kingdom & Ireland) should select Paris 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.


Magnum Photographers


Call For Entries Open
1 December 2017
Submission Deadline
31 January 2018
Nominee Announcement
30 June 2018


Submission Requirements

  • 1 - 3 projects
  • 20 - 40 images per project
  • Image size: min. 1500px on the long side, sRGB
  • Project description with up to 1500 characters
  • Biography and CV

Special Requirements

  • State the Magnum office that you are applying to
  • Photographers based in UK, Ireland, the Commonwealth, Africa, Asia and the Middle East = Magnum London
  • Photographers based in Americas = Magnum New York
  • Photographers based in Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) = Magnum Paris