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Submissions for 2017 are now closed - An announcement on the dates of process for 2018 submissions will follow in Autumn 2017

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 below and upload your portfolio through this form. The deadline for submissions was May 31st, 2017 at midnight Eastern Time. An announcement on the dates of process for 2018 submissions will follow in Autumn 2017.

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.

If you have any questions please email

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.

Form of Submission:

  • Up to 50 images can be submitted digitally. Images only please. Do not submit images in a movie or slideshow format.
  • The resolution of each image must be 72 dpi and cannot exceed 1800 pixels on the longest side.
  • Images can only be submitted as JPEG files with compression 8-10.
  • Your images must be numbered in the order that you wish them to be presented, with the number coming first in the file name (to ensure the correct sequence use two digits, example: 01, 02, 03) and then your last name. (e.g. 01Smith, 02Smith, 03Smith etc.)
  • Please do not use any spacing in the file name!

  • If your portfolio does not meet these requirements, it will not be considered.