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1854 Media
days left
23
72%
Raised
£216,120
Investors
199
Target
£300,000
Equity
4.35%
Pre-money valuation
£6,591,204

1854 owns award-winning platforms, from the oldest photography publication to some of the world’s most viewed exhibitions and a community of 2+ million creatives, connecting global brands with top talent. Recurring customers are +70% since the last raise and 1854 are now raising capital to accelerate growth.

  • Multi-award-winning, globally renowned media brand established in 1854
  • Paid membership +70% since 2018 -  yet only 0.4% of 2m+ community
  • Exhibitions seen by tens of millions with 90,000+ paid image entries
  • Subscription-based companies growing revenue 500% faster than S&P 500

Idea

British Journal of Photography has been an authority since 1854. Following a management buyout in 2013 we've built an influential community of millions and are solving two big problems:

1. Helping great photographers get noticed and succeed

2. Helping brands create imagery that cuts through the noise of 3 billion photos taken daily

We aim to build the platform that photographers need while connecting brands to global talent - often before they become established - via four symbiotic pillars:

1854 Awards

Annual celebrations of diversity and equality inc. Portrait of Humanity & Female in Focus which attract 90,000+ paid submissions from 118 countries & global media attention.

British Journal of Photography

2m+ international community inc. many of the world’s most influential creators, media & arts institutions. International subscriptions +139% since 2018.

Studio 1854

Clients include adidas, Panasonic & Visit California, who commission photographers & filmmakers from our community to create visual content for their marketing campaigns.

1854 Access

Membership platform launched April '19 offers photographers access to our awards, content & brand commissions in one unified subscription. Paid membership +70% since 2018, yet still just 0.4% of our community.

Now, we plan to further accelerate paid membership growth, with bold plans to launch the most ambitious project in our 165 year history.

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