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.

Sustainability in Stills and Short Form

Sustainability in stills and short form
Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022
Time: 15:00 – 18:00 GMT
Location: Big Sky’s Omega Place in Kings Cross and Online

The why, what and how of sustainability in stills and short form.

This event aims to demystify sustainability within photography and short form production. We will elaborate on the business case for photographers and producers to be developing low carbon ways of working, along with showing you how to measure greenhouse gas emissions from your shoots and use that data to benefit your clients and business.

Getting Into Assisting

Shining a light on becoming an Assisting Photographer as a career choice.
Join us – Register here.
Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Time: 19:30 GMT (1:00hour)

Location: Online via Zoom

GOLD Winner, Sue Oakford Series: My Still Lifr

AOP Emerging Talent Award Winners and Finalists

AOP Announces Winners & Finalists for 2021-22 Emerging Talent Award
The Association of Photographers (AOP) announces the Winners and Finalists of the 2021-22 Emerging Talent Award praising the range of styles and creativity of all entries submitted.

Announcing 37th AOP Photography Award Finalists

We are delighted to announce the nominated finalists for all nine categories of the 2021 AOP Photography Awards. Our panel of judges have been blown away by the calibre of your submissions and have each stressed how difficult the process was as a result.

f22 International Women’s Day 2022, Special Edition Newsletter

Welcome to this special Newsletter hosted by the f22 working group.
f22 is a group within the Association of Photographers which aims to grow the visibility of women and non-binary photographers; helping to re-balance the gender disparity within the photographic industry.

See the winners of last year’s AOP Awards

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

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Upcoming events

AOP Starting Out Conference

AOP Starting Out Conference opens on Wednesday 22 June and will run over the next two weeks at Free Range Graduate Exhibition, Truman Brewery London. Running alongside the AOP Student Awards 2022 Showcase, the Starting Out programme is packed full of sessions to inform and inspire the next generation of professional photographers.

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AOP Photography Awards 2021

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 year’s Awards will open in October 2021 and close in January 2022. This is your chance to be seen by leading commissioners and names within the photographic industry.