AOP Photography Awards

The 38th AOP Photography Awards are open to all AOP Accredited Photographer and Assisting Photographer members.

© Todd Antony 

LIFESTYLE Category Finalists

© Eleanor Church, On the Road (+ Rails + Waves)

Fictional / staged photography and short form film reflecting lifestyle scenarios, that illustrate or promote brands, corporations, products, and ideas.

Judged by:

  • Lottie Davies, Photographer
  • Kirstie Johnstone, (She/Her) Creative Production Partner, AMV BBDO
  • Louis Cubbon, M&C Saatchi


Category Sponsor

GOLD Winner - Andy Lo Pó

Into the Sky
On the 19th July 2022, the hottest ever day on record, when a record temperature of 40.3°C (104.5°F) was recorded and verified by the Met Office in England, photographer Andy Lo Pò, took a trip down to the beach in his adopted home town of Brighton and captured his own unique recording of how that day was celebrated by the city’s local populace, and that project became ‘Into The Sky’. “I made these constructed images to amplify and focus our attention on these everyday people. They were jumping, falling, dropping, turning, twisting and somersaulting into the sea… they were having a fucking great time! By removing certain elements within the frame, I wanted to elevate them to angelic status for the very brief time they were in the air. By removing all other distractions, we are just left to analyse them as solo portraits of ordinary people floating, frozen in the sky.

Post production: Flux Retouching

© Andy Lo Pò

Andy Lo Pò is an award-winning photographic artist born in Melbourne, Australia now based in Brighton, UK. He studied photography at the University of the Arts London and now spends his time working on personal work as well as commissioned projects. Andy has won several awards and had his work exhibited and recognised by the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize, Creative Review Photo Annual, The International Photography Awards, and The Getty Prestige Grant.

SILVER Winner - Eleanor Church

On the Road (+ Rails + Waves)
– At a charging point in Northern Spain.
– Our electric van, once compared to an orthopaedic show, becomes our home for days on end.
– We’ve now been on many ferry crossings across the Bay of Biscay. Sometimes these journeys take 48 hours.
– Our trips are our happiest times. On these never-ending journeys, in our family bubble, we find space, boredom, happiness, time.

Our life is exhausting. But we make the best of it and its a happy one. Being on the move is how we manage best. Anything for that moment, sleeping in the sun with the sand in your hair.

© Eleanor Church

“I am documentary photographer and filmmaker. With a background in reportage, investigative and creative photography and filmmaking, my work has taken me across the UK and the world. I’ve worked on a whole range of projects, both documentary and commercial, with a particular interest in those that focus on society, environment, women, human rights, migration and supply chains. I’ve spent almost 20 years trying to find different ways of telling stories with images and words to spread interest in these areas. A number of my films have had a direct impact on policy change – something I’m really proud of. More recently, I’ve had the opportunity to focus more on photography and it’s a joy. “

Congratulations to Finalists:

Kate Abbey
Sam Benard
Eleanor Church
Felicity Crawshaw
Sophie Ebrard
Ryan Edy


Phil Fisk
Matthew Joseph
Andy Lo Pò
George Logan
Robert J Wilson


“It has been a huge pleasure to see so much creativity and energy in the entries. I’ve massively enjoyed immersing myself in it, in the variety and the colour and most importantly I think, the stories shown in the work.  It really was a challenge to choose the winners and congratulations to everyone that entered.”
Lottie Davies – Lifestyle
“It’s been really fun to be part of this year’s awards.  The lifestyle category has been very broad.  We’ve seen a range of great work, from great photographers.  Congratulations and thanks to all involved.”
Louis Cubbon – Lifestyle

Thank you to our Awards Sponsors

Headline Sponsor: Hahnemühle


Showcase Sponsor: Genesis Imaging

Category Sponsors:


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