Emerging Talent Award 2023

© Dannii-Jo Jones


Celebrating the very best in the new wave of photographers and image makers, who have been practicing their craft for less than 3 years.

“With our Emerging Talent Award, it’s always a delight and welcome surprise to see the selections chosen by our incredible judges from Mother London. This year’s winners and finalists have a much more commercial expression to their work, in addition to having strong feminine narratives for many of the finalists’ submissions, all of which is positive to see. I very much look forward to watching their professional careers flourish.
We should also say thank you, not only to Kate Congreve and Bertie Gulliver, from Mother London, for choosing this year’s amazing selection of winners and finalists, but also a huge thank you to Squintbox and Fujifilm who are both providing prizes to our 2023 Gold winner, giving further support to their emerging professional career.”

Isabelle Doran, CEO, The Association of Photographers.




See full Finalists Gallery here

GOLD Winner

Bethany Crutchfield

“I am really excited and grateful to be chosen by the judges for the Emerging Talent Award, and incredibly pleased that my work will be shown and printed by the AOP. As a photographer still in the early part of my career, this award represents an amazing opportunity not just for recognition, but to further develop my practice. I am confident that this award will lead to new opportunities and am excited to see what my next steps will now be. My thanks to the jurors, and my congratulations to all other winning artists!”


Bethany Crutchfield is a passionate still life photographer based in east London. After graduating from Falmouth University in 2014, she spent a number of years assisting a broad range of established photographers, alongside exploring the industry and developing her craft. More recently, she has grown her own portfolio via both commissioned works and test shoots, through which she has discovered her personal style. Graphic, colourful and considered; creating narratives through light, gradient and texture, her practice is now dedicated to elevating the unremarkable – transforming everyday objects into things of beauty.


Dannii-Jo Jones


Dannii-Jo Jones is a London-based fashion photographer and uwe bristol
BA Photography first class graduate, she’s redefining the world of fashion
With her lens focused on the cutting-edge of fashion and editorial work, Dannii-Jo fearlessly explores a myriad of genres, pushing boundaries and breaking the mould.
Through the power of the female gaze, she creates stunning masterpieces that go beyond the surface,
capturing the essence of her models in ways you’ve
never seen before.

Beyond the camera, Dannii-Jo dives into her personal journey, drawing inspiration from her experiences in foster care and estrangement. She blends documentary photography with fashion to communicate powerful and thought-provoking messages.
Recently, she’s embarked on an awe-inspiring project that intertwines the forces of Mother Nature and womanhood.

Highly Commended

Zoja Kalinovskis

Jack Gill

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