AOP Photography Awards

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

© Todd Antony 

PORTRAIT Category Finalists

Featured Image © Dan Burn-Forti – Madame Yvette and her Favourite Chicken

Photography and short form film where the subject, human or animal, is the primary focus of the image.

Judged by:

  • Suki Dhanda, Photographer
  • Jason Baron, Photography and Visuals Lead at Comic Relief
  • Eva Eicker, Photography curator and writer


Category Sponor

“Judging this year’s category of portraiture was a pleasure and I was also impressed by the themes as well as the captured sensitivity in the portraits.  The different approaches provided an important glimpse into people’s life.   To me it’s important about what constitutes a good portrait as well as to provide a different perspective during these difficult times.”

Eva Eicker – Portrait

GOLD Winner - Gabrielle Motola

Alvina and Divina
The allure of identical twins lies in their uncanny resemblance, offering a fascinating subject for visual exploration. This image was serendipitously captured during a routine afternoon excursion as I carried my camera en route to procure gardening materials.
…Read more in her featured post on our Instagram feed or via @gmotophotos

© Gabrielle Motola

Gabrielle Motola (USA/UK), an award-winning photographer, writer, and educator. Her work navigates the complex landscape of human interaction. Using her camera as an instrument for personal growth and social change, she probes our collective uncertainty, unveiling the connections we yearn for and the disconnections we often encounter. Her work advocates for improved communication and understanding, offering a profound exploration of societal constructs, mental well-being, and the relationship between fear and trust.

SILVER Winner - Hannah Maule-ffinch

Enzo and Delory (15) Beau Vallon, Mahe, in the Seychelles.

Enzo and Delory are 15 year old twins. They live near Beau Vallon, Mahe, in the Seychelles. They play football most evenings on the beach with their friends and are huge Manchester United fans. They lost their father to a fishing accident years ago. They told me life as a teen in the Seychelles is brilliant as they have so much freedom. They dream of being an F1 racer and a Pilot and want to try life abroad, but that Seychelles will always be their home.

© Hannah Maule-ffinch

‘I am freelance photographer represented by Germaine Walker. I started my career as a graphic designer but an expedition to South America changed my life – the diversity, the culture, the people inspired me to pursue photography. Human stories became my passion. I retrained as a photojournalist and decided to travel the world and use my camera to capture the lives of people, particularly those in need. This is where I developed my deep love of character. Authenticity is key to my imagery , captured moments that are real and raw. I have been lucky to work on a wide variety of briefs from the depths of the jungle in DRC to refugee camps all over the world, to large advertising campaigns globally.’

Congratulations to:

  • Frederic Aranda
  • Sam Barker
  • Sam Benard
  • Dan Burn-Forti
  • Charlie Clift
  • Mark Cocksedge
  • Phil Fisk
  • Henrik Knudsen
  • Hannah Maule-ffinch
  • Gabrielle Motola
  • Sebastian Nevols
  • Sarah Louise Ramsay
  • Seamus Ryan
  • Emma Tunbridge
  • David Vintiner

Thank you to our Awards Sponsors

Headline Sponsor: Hahnemühle


Showcase Sponsor: Genesis Imaging

Category Sponsors:


DatacolorWex Photo Video



Supporting Sponsors:



AOP Photography Awards

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