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.

Here’s our latest focus.

38th AOP Photography Awards Showcase

Tickets are now on sale for the 38th AOP Photography Awards.
Join us for an evening that celebrates the very best in professional photography and share in the excitement as winners are announced.

AOP Emerging Talent Winners & Finalists 2023

Meet the finalists and Winners of the AOP Emerging Talent Awards 2023. Celebrating the very best in the new wave of photographers and image makers, who have been practicing their craft for less than 3 years.

The Cook Islands: Hannah Maule-ffinch

The Cook Islands is a remote set of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The country is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, and the community also faces many socio-political challenges.

Meet the AOP Student Awards 2023 Finalists

We are delighted to announce the Finalists across the three categories of PEOPLE, PLACES and THINGS. All finalist work will be exhibited at Free Range graduate show from 23 June 2023 until 2 July 2023.


‘Resilience’ by Rocio Chacon is a series featuring the young dancer Thimna Ndwe and shot in Cape Town this past February, will be published in the 3rd issue of Prazzle Magazine.

‘Creative Mothers – On running businesses while raising children

‘Creative Mothers – On running businesses while raising children’ by Dunja Opalko and Tessa Pearson is an ongoing personal project I started after becoming a mother in 2020. The aim of this project is to produce a touching and inclusive tribute to creative mothers and gently highlighting the difficulties of balancing a creative career with the realities of motherhood.

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. Our 38th AOP Awards finalists are now revealed…