Photography and Young People: Starting a Creative Career

Photography intersects with a huge range of professions. 

DEVELOP: Preparing for a Career in the Photography Industryis a programme of talks and workshops for 14-24 year olds. The programme aims to demystify aspects of the photography industry by introducing young people to a myriad of career paths available in the sector – from photographer to art director, makeup artist to model, set designer to picture editor and more. 

The programme also seeks to introduce key skills and information for those seeking to work in a photography-related field – from applying to competitions to book keeping; writing cover letters to networking. 

The Photography & Young People: Starting a Career Viewpoint presents a range of material related to, and contributed by, young people aged 14-24 embarking on a career in photography. We’ll feature a growing range of essays, top tips, video content and project ideas. So keep checking in, join our DEVELOP programme if you’re living in or near London, or let us know what you’d like to see here by emailing us at

Pricing and Editioning Your Work

Top Tips shared from the DEVELOP Pricing and Editioning Your Work with Photography Professor Steve Macleod. 

Assistant Photographer: Patrick Sampson

Top Tips shared from the DEVELOP Becoming An Assistant Photographer Talk by Patrick Sampson. 

Editing & Sequencing: Emma Taylor, Luke Archer and Virgilia Facey

Top Tips shared from the DEVELOP Making Your Photographs Work Together workshop. 

Organising an Exhibition... by Benin

In this interview 17-year-old Benin shares her experience organising, curating and taking part in an exhibition.

Thu 20 Sep 2018
DEVELOP: Preparing for a Career in the Photography Industry

A short video introducing the DEVELOP: Preparing for a Career in the Photography Industry programme. 

Fri 11 May 2018
Get Out There: Advice for a Career in Photography

A short video which aims to provide advice based on interviews with young people.

Fri 11 May 2018
Preparing Your Portfolio

Preparing your portfolio can be a daunting task, so we've put together some advice direct from, and for, young people who are considering applying for an HE or FE education course in the UK.

Fri 11 May 2018
My Career So Far... by Nathan Ford

In this personal essay, commissioned by The Photographers' Gallery, Nathan Ford (age 18) tells the story of his career so far.