AOP Photography Awards

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

© Todd Antony 

SPORT Category Finalists

Featured Image © David Ryle – Almadraba, Surfer, Anchor Point

Factual / observational photography and short form film documenting real-life that informs or promotes ideals. Includes photojournalism and reportage photography.

Judged by:

  • Cathrine Wessel -Director / Photographer
  • Ronaldo Taveres – Executive Creative Director, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment
  • Dr Rashmi Becker MBE – Sport England & Founder: Step Change Studios
“I was encouraged by the diversity represented in this year’s images, in the sports category. Different bodies are captured during a variety of physical activities with strong visual narratives of grit, passion and play.”
Dr Rashmi Becker MBE, Sport England & Founder: Step Change Studios
“Well first of all it was a huge honour to judge this work. Seeing some brilliant photography being made throughout the year in the sports category, you know the selection was really really good…(and)…it was a hard job to to separate them.  Everyone that was in the short list should be super ultra mega proud.
There was some brilliant stuff,  I saw some photography done in studio in a way that is usually not done in studio – some special captured moments which is impossible to not to relate to if you if you have any skill in the game. The films as well I think [reflect a trend]  that’s growing with photographers eyes expanding to moving image as the industry requires them to do so.  They they been doing some brilliant work with images in movement which is incredible.  You look at film that is shot by a photographer’s eye, it’s craft is outstanding.”
Ronaldo Tavares

Congratulations to Finalists:

  • Aneesa Dawoojee
  • Matthew Joseph
  • Ben McDade
  • Pete Muller
  • David Ryle
  • Ed Smith
  • Phillip Suddick
  • David Vintiner

Thank you to our Awards Sponsors

Headline Sponsor: Hahnemühle


Showcase Sponsor: Genesis Imaging

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AOP Photography Awards

The AOP Photography Awards are known as the ‘Oscars’ of the photography world. They celebrate excellence in the creative photography and image-making industry.
This is your chance to be seen by leading commissioners and names within the photographic industry. Our 38th AOP Awards finalists are now revealed…