Photography and Young People: Starting a Creative Career

Photography intersects with a huge range of professions. 

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

Ronan Mckenzie's Inspirational Talk

Participant Demi Trott shares top tips from the Develop talk with London-based photographer Ronan Mckenzie. 

FutureProof: A TPG Develop Exhibition

How I ended up exhibiting at the biggest emerging photographic talents festival in London at 20 years old.

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 Beneen

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.

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