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", this is the first step to becoming a Magnum photographer. This category of membership 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.