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.

Gabrielle Motola: Patreon So Far

In 2015, I was deliberating about launching a Kickstarter campaign to finance the printing of my book, An Equal Difference. At the time, Kickstarter struck me as something akin to begging for money to make something you could not afford to make. And Patreon? Well, Patreon seemed like its much weirder, more esoteric sister. But that was then.

AOP Member Focus: Frederic Aranda

We speak to AOP Accredited Photographer member, Frederic Aranda, about his portraiture work. An AOP Awards finalist in 2019 and 2017, Frederic specialises in individual and group portraiture.

See the winners of last year’s AOP Awards

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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.