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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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 + MPB Personal Project Masterclass with Aneesa Dawoojee

Join us for an exciting MPB Personal Project Masterclass with Award winning AOP Accredited Photographer Aneesa Dawoojee

Aimed at entry and emerging talent photographers wanting experience with kit for a personal project, this Masterclass is sponsored by MPB, the largest global platform to buy, sell and trade used photo & video gear. There are 25 kit loans of kit available from

Women in Motorsport, © Karen Yeomans

AOP’s Inaugural Bursary Fund

AOP’s Inaugral Bursary Fund
With thanks to our review panel, and Accredited Photographer participants who took time to send in their funding proposals, we’re delighted to announce the first recipients of the bursary fund of up to £2,000 each.

Mongolia: Photobook

Mongolia by David Short Eagle Hunting Festival AOP Accredited Photographer David Short shares some images from his photobook – Mongolia.  This is a photography book

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.

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

Why not be part of a huge community of creative image-makers and get the best in support and inspiration?

© Simon Winnall

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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.
Enter our 39th AOP Awards…