Where are we now, two years on?

AOP Breakfast Club Series 2, Episode 1

Tuesday 7th June at 09:00 BST

Introducing the AOP’s successful Breakfast Club series from 2021, with AOP Photographer and board director, Carol Allen-Storey.

Carol invites a panel discussion with her guests from the 2021 programme to take a look at where we all are post-COVID, how they coped and what they are looking towards.

Event Details

PLEASE NOTE: Owing to the current tube strike, this event is now running online only. All participants have been emailed a link with Zoom details.



Carol Allen-Storey, photojournalist and AOP non-executive board member

Carol Allen-Storey is an award-winning photojournalist specialising in chronicling complex humanitarian and social issues. Her imagery illuminating people’s dignity and quest for survival reflects the unique trust and respect she engenders with her subjects www.castorey.com


Jillian Edelstein an award winning portrait and documentary photographer.

She is an Honorable Fellow of Royal Photographic Society. Her book Truth and Lies: Stories from South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission was published in 2002 by Granta and won her the Kobal Book Award & the Visa D’Or. The National Portrait Gallery have collected over one hundred of her portraits. In 2018 she was Included in The Royal Photographic Society’s list of 100 international Photographic Heroines. 

She is currently finishing two feature documentaries: ‘The Water Rats’ about cold water swimming during Lockdown and ‘Impossible Norman’ about the BiPolar afflicted, Academy Award nominated American screenwriter, Norman Wexler.


  • Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors, Imperial War Museum and  Royal Photographic Society Gallery 2021-2022


  • Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Portrait of Humanity/ Portrait of Britain/ AI-AP awards between 2019 – 2022

Jermaine Francis is a London based Photographer.

His practice works within, Documentary & Portraiture, in the format of personal driven Photo projects & Editorials, exploring the issues that arise from our interaction in the everyday environment. Jermaine has published two books, Something that seems so Familiar in 2020 & 2021 Rhythms from the Metroplex, & is currently working a on new book with publshers Here Press.

His work can be found in publications such as I-D, Beauty Papers, Autre Magazine, Twin, 10 Magazine, Sixteen Journal, More or Less Magazine, Office, Wall Street Journal, Disegno.

Jermaine has recently exhibited in 

  • ‘Call Me’ GaleriePCP in Paris curated by Francesca Gavin, 2022.Move /002, curated by Kobi Prembah 2022,
  • Hetton Law, curated by Jordan Derrien, Haus Wien, Vienna Austria 2021,
  • The 2020 ICP Concerned exhibition,The International Centre of Photography NYC,
  • The Invisibles solo show at the Protein Space, 2019.
  • National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait awards, 2017, 2019, 2020.

Jermaine’s work has recently included in the monographs,

  • The Art of Protest, Political Art and Activism Published by Gestalten, edited by Alain Bieber & Francesca Gavin.
  • Photo No No’s Mediation on What Not To Photograph published by the Aperture Foundation,
  • The ICP Concerned Global Images for a Global Crissis intro by David Campany, published by The International Centre of Photography NYC,
  • Thames & Hudson monograph Fashion Photography Next, edited by Magda Kearney senior curator at the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Look Here on Pleasures of Observing the City by Ana Kinsella published by Daunt Books.’



For the hybrid event, please book your tickets to attend in person in advance using the buttons above.

An affordable fee apply to access members and non-members (excl. students).

Note: Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organiser; Any questions about the event advertised please contact us at info@the-aop.org; If you are registering from overseas welcome, we look forward to you joining us as well.

With thanks to London Metropolitan University who have kindly provided the location and resources for this event.

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