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37th AOP Photography Awards Finalists

Introducing the 37th AOP Photography Awards Finalists

Here they are, the 37th AOP Photography Awards Finalists.

Representing the very best of professional Photographers we are delighted to unveil the nominated entries from all our finalists.

The AOP Reveals Finalists in 37th Photography Awards 

The judges said: 

  • “My silver winner made me laugh out loud, and my gold winner reduced me to tears.” 
  • “With such a high standard of images it was an incredibly tough call. This year had a strong line up of talent from the conceptual to the incredibly technical – a real pleasure to judge, thank you.” 
  • “[All] the images are all really strong. I really noticed and gravitated towards imagery that gave a sense of community, seeing the body in motion, democratising sport and celebrating movement, which is what we need after two years of COVID.” 
  • “Wow! Wow! Wow! I found the work inspiring and fresh, and one is waiting for the next thing with eyes open.” 


The Association of Photographers (AOP) unveils the work of finalists of its 37th Photography Awards (first launched in 1984), praising the overwhelming sense of irrepressible talent that stands out from each of the 319 finalist images, despite the constraints of the pandemic lockdown.  

Hot on the heels of the recent announcement of the Emerging Talent Award winners, the AOP is delighted to share further examples of exceptional photography from professionals at the top of their game. 

 A total of 949 still and moving images were submitted to the Awards, of which finalist numbers for each category are:  Food & Drink 16; Documentary 12; Lifestyle 10; Environment 7; Fashion & Beauty 13; Sport (new category) 15; Project 5; Portrait 23; Still Life & Object 14.  


The judges, from respected industries, were each delighted to see the fresh ideas, creativity and technical excellence demonstrated in their associated area of expertise, making judging all the more challenging in deciding this year’s overall winners from such a high standard of submitted entries. 

 The Gold and Silver winners of each category, along with the those for the AOP Open Award, will be announced at live the AOP Awards Showcase Evening on Wednesday, 20 April 2022, at an event in London from 7:00-11:00pm. 


Videos by category will be issued shortly so that you can see the nominated images.

Our thanks to all those who entered the 37th AOP Photography Awards, and to all our Sponsors and Supporters for helping us celebrate the exceptional community that is the Association of Photographers.


The Finalists for the Lifestyle Category are:

Brendan Duffy – Series

Sophie Ebrard – Series

Duncan Elliott – Moving

Igor Emmerich – Series

Joseph Ford – Moving

Joseph Ford – Still

Rene van der Hulst – Series

Samuel Hicks – Moving

David Oxberry – Series

J Konrad Schmidt – Series


The Finalists for the Portrait Category are:

Sam Barker – Single

Alun Callender – Single

Alun Callender – Single

Alun Callender – Single

Carlotta Cardana – Series

Carlotta Cardana – Single

Charlie Clift – Single

Charlie Clift – Single

Charlie Clift – Single

Matt Davis – Series

Phil Fisk – Single

Tim Flach – Single

Tim Flach – Series

Orlando Gili – Single

Fraser Havenhand – Series

Colin Hutton – Series

Hannah Maule-ffinch – Single

Toby Mitchell – Single

Euan Myles – Series

Ilka Noggler & Franz Thomueller – Single

Laura Pannack – Single

Armand Tamboly – Series

Kristina Varaksina – Single

Richard Wadey – Single

Robert J Wilson – Single


The Finalists for the Documentary Category are:

Dan Burn-Forti -Series

Matt Davis – Series

Peter Dazeley – Series

Phil Fisk – Moving

Samuel Hicks – Series

Michael Wharley – Series

Alex Macro – Still

Alex Macro – Single

Hannah Maule-ffinch – Series

Chris Noltekuhlmann – Moving

Simon Stock – Moving

Dvora – Series


The Finalists for the Environment Category are:

Sam Barker – Single

Martin Brent – Series

Alun Callender – Moving

Eleanor Church – Single

Tony Gale – Single

Jason Hawkes – Single

Nick Meek – Series


Still Life + Object
The Finalists for the Still Life + Object Category are:

Thom Atkinson – Series

Thom Atkinson – Series

Nick Ballon – Series

Claire Harrison – Series

Sarah Hogan – Single

Catherine Losing – Series

Dan Matthews – Series

Florian J. Mueller – Series

Peter Searle – Series

Richard Seymour – Single

Matthew Shave – Series

David Short – Single

Kulbir Thandi – Single

Robert J Wilson – Single


Food + Drink
The Finalists for the Still Life + Object Category are:

Alex Antonioni – Single

Colin Campbell – Series

James Day – Series

James Day – Single

Andy Grimshaw – Single

Nancy Anne Harbord – Single

Mowie Kay – Single

Kris Kirkham – Single

Kris Kirkham – Single

Jonathan Knowles – Moving

Robert Lawson – Single

Catherine Losing – Single

Mark Mawson – Moving

Lauren Mclean – Single

Richard Pullar – Series

Richard Pullar – Series


Fashion + Beauty
The Finalists for the Fashion + Beauty Category are:

Wendy Carrig – Single

Wendy Carrig – Single

Rocio Chacon – Series

Charlie Clift – Moving

Jack Eames – Series

Jack Eames – Moving

Julia Fullerton-Batten – Series

Chantel King – Series

Chantel King – Series

Martina Lang – Single

Bernd Opitz – Single

Bernd Opitz – Single

Simon Stock – Moving


The Finalists for the Sport Category are:

Stephen Ambrose – Series

Todd Antony – Series

Sophie Ebrard – Single

Jon Enoch – Single

Samuel Hicks – Single

Matthew Joseph – Series

Fred MacGregor – Series

Pete Muller – Series

Dean Northcott – Series

Spiros Politis – Series

Dan Prince – Moving

Simon Stock – Single

Simon Stock – Single

Phillip Suddick – Moving

Robert J Wilson – Single


The Finalists for the Project Category are:

Urs Bigler

Martin Brent

Wendy Carrig

Julia Fullerton-Batten

Catherine Losing


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