Photography Awards

The ‘Oscars’ of the photography world

© Felicity Crawshaw


The Association of Photographers (AOP) is the UK’s leading organisation representing photographers and image-making professionals working in the creative industries.

The AOP Photography Awards are without doubt one of the most prestigious competitions in commercial professional photography, a collection of inspiring, beautiful and breathtaking images from some of the very best emerging and established photographers in the world.

The AOP Photography Awards are open to our Accredited Photographer and Assisting Photographer members only. If you would like to become one, please visit our membership pages here.

Now in its 37th year, the AOP Photography Awards are highly regarded by commissioners, art buyers and photographers alike. Our categories highlight specialisms within the sector, and include both commissioned and non-commissioned work. 

Opens Autumn 2021.

Chimney of a red ship with empty seats
© Gabrielle Motola

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© Todd Antony

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Black Culture in Britain: Canary Wharf Arts+ Events

To celebrate this year’s Black History Month in October, Canary Wharf Arts + Events and the AOP are holding a special month-long exhibition at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf. We will be celebrating black culture both through images and the stories of the photographers who have taken them.