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.

Back When Food Was Fun

AOP Accredited Member Louise Hagger shares a recent win:
The Society of Publication Designers @spdesigners’ Digital Merit Winner
“If you grew up in the UK during the 80s and 90s there are certain food-related touchpoints that will be ingrained in your memory forever.
…It was a time of convenience, of micro-wave meals, of blissful ignorance – when our taste buds and appetites were driven by what was fun, bright, sweet or mouth-wateringly sour rather than what was “good for us”.

AOP 360° – Looking Ahead to 2023 #10

Angus Light, CEO / Head of Production, Locate Productions is our latest addition to AOP 360° our series looking ahead at the challenges and opportunities facing our industry in 2023.

Hardy and Free by Carolyn Mendelsohn

“I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free…”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
I have a new exhibition opening ‘Hardy and Free’, commissioned as part of the Brontë Parsonage Museum Contemporary Arts Programme.

AOP 360° – Looking Ahead to 2023 #9

With many still recovering from the effects of lockdowns and the pandemic, how best to face further uncertain times?
Sarah Williams of Darklight Art shares her insights and tips to help you navigate the coming months and year ahead.

Seychelles: Hannah Maule-ffinch

Sharing some of the latest work by award winning AOP Accredited member Hannah Maule-ffinch from a recent shoot in the Seychelles on sustainable fishing.

Türkiye / Syria Earthquake – Survivors Stories

On February 6th 2023, a devastating earthquake hit Southern Turkey & Syria, resulting in the deaths of over 46,000 people and leaving over 1.9 million people in need of temporary shelter and aid. Lewis Inman shares some of his latest work.

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…