The Association of Photographers was first formed in 1968 as the Association of Fashion and Advertising Photographers and is one of the most prestigious professional photographers’ associations in the world.

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AOP Events: Deconstructing Portfolios

Join us for this essential talk bringing together MPrint & Lucid Represents with special guest Jacqui Dixon for a live talk and evening reviewing why printed portfolios still matter to commissioners.

AOP Announces 2024 Student Award Winners

Examining and reconsidering identity, society, and the environment have been core themes as the Association of Photographers (AOP) announces the winners of its 2024 Student Awards, on show at Free Range, the graduate showcase of creative arts at London’s Truman Brewery from 21 – 23 June 2024, and then online at The Awards reflects the AOP’s continuing commitment to shining a light on the next generation of photographers and image makers. 

AOP Starting Out – 2024 – Event

Join us in the AOP x Free Range Talk Space for what promises to be an exciting programme and your chance to see the work of finalists in the AOP 2024 Student Awards Showcase – starting on 21 June

MPB announced as Headline Sponsor for 39th AOP Photography Awards

Online camera trading platform MPB announced as sponsor for the 2024 Association of Photographers (AOP) Awards
The AOP’s 39th Photography Awards judging kicks off with stellar group

The Association of Photographers has announced that MPB, the global online platform for trading in used photographic and video equipment, is the headline sponsor for this year’s
39th annual awards. The Awards celebrate the very best in professional photography and judging by 30 category judges has already begun across the Award’s 10 categories with results due to be announced at the AOP’s annual showcase event in September.

Skylum Luminar Neo Sponsor Martin Evening Excellence in Digital Retouching Award 2024

The Association of Photographers (AOP) announces Skylum / Luminar Neo as the sponsors of the 2024 Martin Evening Excellence in Digital Retouching Award which is returning for its second year.

Commemorating the late Martin Evening, this award spans both photographic stills and short form film to recognise outstanding work in digital retouching and post-production.

Fujifilm UK Sponsors 2024 AOP Student Awards

The Association of Photographers (AOP) is calling for entries for the 2024 AOP Student Awards, which provide an opportunity for students studying photography in further education to have their work seen by leading commissioners and names within the photographic industry. Sponsored for the second year running by Fujifilm UK, the overall Best In Show winner will receive a £5,000 package of equipment and support from Fujifilm.

AOP Earth Day Pictured

AOP Earth Day: Pictured 2024.
A look at photographic and moving image projects by Members of the Association of Photographers

Jonathan Browning: La Palma – a personal project

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A blanket of black stretches across the landscape, punctuated only by fleeting glimpses of white, blue, and green. This is the new reality for an a large area on the South West of La Palma, two years after a volcanic eruption wreaked havoc.

Michael Wharley: Mastercard Brits Awards 2024

Michael Wharley shares details of an exhilaratingly creative campaign for the 2024 Brit Awards, shot with Craft McCann & Mastercard, featuring fantastically talented design & music students at The Brit School.

See the finalists of this year’s 38th AOP Photography Awards

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AOP Photography Awards

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 is your chance to be seen by leading commissioners and names within the photographic industry.
Find out more about our 39th AOP Awards…