Photo London 2021

AOP at Photo London 2021
Stand B7, Ground Floor, East Wing. Somerset House

© Richard Seymour 

Photo London

We had a wonderful time exhibiting at Photo London 2021. Our exhibiting member Photographers work has been chosen as a reflection on the impact and vast reservoir of talent within our membership and to showcase the range of amazing work they do. 

© Richard Pullar

We had a fantastic line-up of work this year from across the AOP membership and they included; Carol Allen-Storey, Martin Brent, Othello De’Souza-Hartley, Jillian Edelstein, Tim Flach, Philip Haynes, Karyn Louise (RUBYLDN), Sandra Lousada, Sophie Mayanne, Simon Norfolk, Richard Pullar, Richard Seymour and Kristina Varaksina.

We talked with so many interested members of the public, students and photographers about our exhibition and the work of the AOP and were delighted with how well the exhibition was received. It was also wonderful to be able to meet with so many members, thank you to everyone who came along and stopped by to meet the team. You can now see the full selection of images in below, along with some additional work by each participating photographer.


Alongside our exhibition the AOP was represented in two talks. A panel of f22 photographers moderated by Gabrielle Motola discussed the successes and issues facing Women in Photography at The Arts Club and our Business and Legal Adviser Nick Dunmur spoke about the potential impact to photography as we know it in a VIP talk in the Prix Pictet Lounge entitled ‘ Is Digital Art the new Photography?’
Both events were successful in promoting lively discussion and demonstrating the expertise and knowledge available within the AOP membership.
Further details on each talk listed below. Enjoy our Photo London 21 exhibited images.

© Sandra Lousada 

© Simon Norfolk

© Sophie Mayanne

© Varaksina Kristina 

© Richard Pullar

© Richard Seymour 

© Martin Brent

© Carol Allen-Storey

© Jillian Edlestein 

© Karyn Louise

© Philip Haynes

© Othello De’Souza-Hartley

© Tim Flach

Talks and Discussions

In addition to our exhibited works, the AOP will also be participating in additional talks and discussions;

AOP f22 - Arts Club, Members event

Photo London: Women In Photography

A panel comprised of AOP f22 members Wendy Carrig, Tabatha Fireman, Liz McBurney and moderated by Gabrielle Motola will discuss what it’s like being women working in the Photographic industry.

From highlighting successes within the f22 collective to reflecting on the recent surge in emerging female and non-binary photographer groups, the panel will consider what else can be done to achieve a gender-balanced future for our industry and how soon we will be able to recognise that change.

VIP Talk: Is Digital Art the New Photography? Special talk in the Prix Pictet Lounge, Photo London

Saturday 11 September 2021 4:00 - 5:00pm

How will this high-energy, high-profile technological market shift affect the fortunes, practice, and indeed onward interest in photography and its markets?

Nick Dunmur, Photographer and AOP Business and Legal Adviser will add his insights to this fascinating and contentious subject alongside fellow panel members;  Isabelle von Ribbentrop (Prix Pictet), Juliet Hacking and Jeffrey Boloten (both of Sotheby’s Institute). 

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© Todd Antony

© The Association of Photographers Ltd

Black Culture in Britain: Canary Wharf Arts+ Events

To celebrate this year’s Black History Month in October, Canary Wharf Arts + Events and the AOP are holding a special month-long exhibition at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf. We will be celebrating black culture both through images and the stories of the photographers who have taken them.