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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Upcoming events

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…