Curators



PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD


Portrait


The subject (human or animal) is the primary focus of the image.
Curator: TBC

 


Photojournalism


Reportage, features, current affairs, product or other imagery that is of an informative nature.
Curator: TBC

 


Still Life & Object


Inanimate object(s) or still life. It can be any object in any place, the emphasis being the object rather than its surroundings.
Curator: TBC

 


Fashion & Beauty


Fashion & Beauty photographs
Curator: TBC

 


Food & Drink


Food or drink as the main focus of the image
Curator: Elisa Merlo – Head of Photography – Deliveroo

 


Project

A series of between 5-20 images that portray a narrative, telling a visual story.
Curator: Daniel Moorey – Head of Photography & Illustration – adam&eveDDB

Daniel is currently Head of Photography and Illustration at adamandeveDDB. Whilst his main expertise is in those 2 fields, he has also worked extensively in live action, animation, CG , projection mapping, matte painting, events etc. He loves a multi-media job that has a gold award winning idea at it’s core. In his previous life he was Head of Artbuying at DDB London for 8 years and Artbuyer at AMVBBDO for 10 years. He has been involved in some of the best work coming out of London in the last decade for clients including Harvey Nichols, Guinness, Marmite, Economist, Heal’s, Dulux, BBC, Guardian, VW and the FT. He has judged numerous awards including D&AD, Campaign Photo, PDN New York, AOP, Rangefinder, YCN, AOI.

 

 


Lifestyle


Covers the promotion or illustration of ideas, products, brands, corporations, etc., and imagery as part of an overall piece of lifestyle work.
Curator: TBC

 


Environment


The situation or location, including interior, landscape, architecture etc., where the whole, rather than the individual elements, is the primary focus.
Curator: Jane Record – Creative Director – Photography at BBC Creative

 

 



OPEN AWARD


Innovation


An example of excellence that illustrates the creative use of technologies and innovations in the production of still images. This can be AR, VR, CGI or any other technique.

Moving Image


A piece of moving imagery, content is up to you but must demonstrate your understanding and skills within the medium. All entries in this category must reference whether the work is collaboration with another artist be it a director, editor, colour grader, musician etc. or whether it’s the independent work of the photographer. You may wish to illustrates the creative use of technologies for example AR, VR, CGI or any other technique.

Stills


A single image or series of images (3-4) can be entered. There are no categories or restrictions, the image is the star, exciting and innovative work is encouraged.

Open Awards Curators: Anne Mannion – AOP Chair & Tim Flach – AOP President & Photographer

Tim Flach – Photographer and AOP President

Tim Flach is an animal photographer with an interest in the way humans shape animals and shape their meaning. Bringing to life the complexity of the animal kingdom, his work ranges widely across species, united by a distinctive stylisation reflecting an interest in how we better connect people to the natural world. Tim seeks to use photography to shift public and scientific perceptions of the natural world in the context of the current ecological crisis. 

He has four major bodies of work: Endangered (2017), More Than Human (2012), Dogs Gods (2010) & Equus (2008). He has been commissioned by and featured in publications such as National GeographicThe New York TimesThe Guardian and The New Scientist. He has lectured at universities worldwide, and given talks on photography and conservation at venues such as the Zoological Society of London, TEDxWarwick and the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. His work can be found in permanent collections in art and natural history museums across the globe, such as the V&A. Tim has also received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society and an Honorary Doctorate UAL (Norwich University of the Arts).  

www.timflach.com

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EMERGING TALENT AWARD


Innovation


An example of excellence that illustrates the creative use of technologies and innovations in the production of still images. This can be AR, VR, CGI or any other technique.

Moving Image


A piece of moving imagery, content is up to you but must demonstrate your understanding and skills within the medium. All entries in this category must reference whether the work is collaboration with another artist be it a director, editor, colour grader, musician etc. or whether it’s the independent work of the photographer. You may wish to illustrates the creative use of technologies for example AR, VR, CGI or any other technique.

Stills


A single image or series of images (3-4) can be entered. There are no categories or restrictions, the image is the star, exciting and innovative work is encouraged.

Curator: Katy Niker – Director – Katy Niker Ltd

Whilst in the final year of my photography degree at Blackpool, I realised that rather than being a photographer I wanted to work with them as an agent and producer.

After work experience with David Burnham, which I loved, he offered me a job as his PA straight from finishing my degree.

A few years later I took over the business when David retired and with a stable of incredible photographers we produced acclaimed & exciting work during twenty years as Burnham Niker. In 2017 I made the decision to no longer represent a full roster of photographers and I now continue as Katy Niker, representing and producing for award winning still life photographer Paul Zak.

katyniker.com

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STUDENT AWARD


People

Curator: TBC

 


Places

Curator: TBC

 


Things

Curator: TBC

 

 


AOP Awards 2019 Winner from The Association of Photographers on Vimeo.