Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB
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.
The theme is open to personal interpretation from photographer and open to both established and emerging photographers – we welcomed entries from photographers of all backgrounds. AOP For All Working Group, whose cornerstone is to increase awareness of photographers of colour by making both them and their work more visible within the industry, have selected eight amazing artists’ work that celebrate the diversity and spirit of Black Culture in Britain. We are delighted to confirm that our Black Culture in Britain Open Project Winners are:
Gold Winner: Leroy Logan By Mark Harrison
Silver Winner: Shakara by Latoya Okuneye
Runner up: Ben Okri by Marcus Lyon
Runner up: Chi by Kulbir Thandi
Runner up: A Veterans Road to Recovery by Michael Clement
Runner up: Welcome to The Ends by Brunel Johnson
Runner up: Black Suffolk by John Ferguson
Runner up: Shakara by Latoya Okuneye
Canary Wharf Arts + Events are responsible for developing cultural and leisure activities across Canary Wharf. The annual calendar comprising of art, music, theatre, and sporting events is continually developing, ensuring that its content remains contemporary, innovative, diverse, and cultural engaged. Working with numerous UK and world-renowned institutions, the Arts + Events programme consists of up to two hundred events a year, the majority of which are free-to-attend. Canary Wharf is also home to London’s largest collection of outdoor Public Art.
Whatever your vocation, passion, course or age, we invite you to inspire us with your photography.
From the Oscars of the photography world; the AOP Photography Awards to celebration of our students through the AOP Student Awards to our new programme of new creative projects we have a programme of opportunity whatever your level or interest.
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 year’s Awards will open in October 2021 and close in January 2022. This is your chance to be seen by leading commissioners and names within the photographic industry.