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.

Managing FX Risk in the Creative Sector with Currency UK

Managing FX Risk in the Creative Sector with Currency UK.
The UK’s Creative Industries are recovering fast in a post covid world, however, there are still challenges most businesses within this sector will face when it comes to managing international projects.

AOP 360° – Looking Ahead to 2023 #7

AOP 360° – Looking Ahead to 2023 with Zoë Whishaw, Commercial Photography Consultant and Mentor.

“Network, network and network! Contacts (like seeds) take time to bear fruit so there is no time to be wasted. The real-life grapevine is, was and always will be very powerful. Get yourself out there and be seen, be positive, be talked about and get noticed. Give yourself the target of speaking to 3 new people each time you go to an industry/social event…and take a good old-fashioned business card. The more you practice the easier it becomes and the more you will reap the rewards.”

Hidden In the Shadows – Raped pregnant teens

Project News from Carol Allen Storey, Award winning photojournalist and AOP member.

Carol initiated her new project Hidden in the Shadows – Raped pregnant teens in 2022 in Rwanda where she has worked for over 20 years.

House Study: Marcus Peel

AOP Member Marcus Peel shares some personal work taken on a recent visit to Vietnamese island of Phú Quốc.

AOP 360° – Looking Ahead to 2023 #6

“Shoot personal work, evolve all personal practice, take every opportunity to shoot, be proactive about finding opportunities to shoot, incorporate film if this interests so potentially you have more skills to offer…” Sarah Thomson Head of Art Production at OUL Ogilvy in London shares her predictions for AOP 360° – Looking Ahead to 2023.

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…