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1854 Media is Crowdfunding for Growth

By Jess Browne-Swinburne

27 Nov 2019

From as little as £10, anyone can own a piece of the oldest consumer photography brand in the world.

1854 Media is launching a new crowdfunding campaign to help elevate the platforms and opportunities they offer the photographic community.

Beyond their mantle as publisher of the oldest photography title in the world, 1854 Media owns a roster of prestigious awards and facilitates visual content commissions for some of the world’s best known brands. Across the board, their mission is simple: give photographers everywhere the tools to get inspired, get seen and get paid.

Recent years have seen exponential success in their efforts. Their Portrait of Britain ™ and Portrait of Humanity ™ awards, which celebrate what makes us human in times of division, have placed the work of hundreds of photographers from their community within the most viewed photographic exhibitions in global history.

They’ve enabled their members to be commissioned by world-renowned brands including Adidas, Panasonic and Visit California. 

Their current Crowdcube campaign is a bid to accelerate all of these initiatives and more — notably their rapidly-growing 1854 Membership programme , which opens up all of their content, awards and commissions for aspiring photographers, who in turn save around 80% of the cost.

Key information

● From as little as £10, anyone can buy equity in the 1854 brand, and own a piece of its future — with the potential for healthy, tax-free returns

● Pre-registration is open now. Pre-registrants will receive 1854 Media’s full growth plan and will be granted an exclusive private offer period to invest before the general public in early December

● Investors are eligible for a number of high-value rewards, including Full Access membership, free entry to 1854 Media’s awards and even special first edition reprints of British Journal of Photography

● The exclusive private offer period for pre-registered investors and existing shareholders will open on 29 November at 12pm GMT. The public offering will launch in early December and be live for up to 30 days — though past funding has closed in a matter of days due to over subscription.

Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital. Please Invest Aware.

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