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18:30 - 22:30, Thursday 13th October 2016
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane
The winners will be announced on 13 October at the presentation ceremony party, which will once again take place at The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. Expect the big reveal of who has been chosen as this years' Best in Category, as well as our new Discovery Award.
Member tickets: £25
Non-member tickets: £30
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Friday 14 - Monday 17 October, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1
The AOP will take over the largest space at the Old Truman Brewery for 4 days of all things photography. Alongside the Awards Exhibition, Beyond the Lens will include talks by leading photographers and names in the industry, covering everything from critical reviews, copyright and business planning, to marketing, promotion and more. So far confirmed are:
All talks are FREE, there is a small charge for the one to one surgeries.
Tickets for Beyond the Lens events are bookable for AOP members today, and will be released to general public on Monday 3 October. The surgeries NEXT week.
Please click on the days below to find out more about the events & to book.
Get hands on with Hasselblad’s revolutionary new X1D digital medium format mirrorless camera with a special live shoot.
11.00am: Is it worth it? Award winning photographer Cambridge Jones will discuss his amazing career and the pitfalls of working for free. cambridgejones.com
12.15pm: Letting Go of the Camera Publishers are moving to video, brands are moving to video, everyone is moving to video. While there is still demand for great, professional photography, it’s clear that moving images are no longer the future - they are the present. Cherryduck Managing Director and AOP Chairman James Vellacott will lead a small panel discussion, sharing their experiences of making the transition from photography to video and discussing how photographers can get out from behind the camera and become Directors, Directors of Photography, and more.
1.30pm: Photo Cycles: How to Position Yourself in the Current Environment These days, it can feel like it’s not enough to simply sell yourself as a photographer.
In this seminar, Beth Taubner will reveal the emotional, psychological and analytical underpinnings as to why you need to be a brand, how to transform your career based on your own emotional centre, and how the marketplace really sees you. She will demystify some of the options available to maintain and expand your reach in the current complex environment, including expansion into areas such as motion, fine art, personal work, collaborations, or publishing your own book – all based on your own, highly developed point of view. Perfect for all levels.
2.45pm: Importance of Personal Project Work Emma Taylor will be joined by a panel of photographers including Dylan Collard and Jonathan Knowles to discuss why personal projects are so important not only to photographers but to agents and commissioners too.
4.00pm: Making the leap into the Art World Laura Noble is the Director of L A Noble Gallery in London (LANG), curator of this year’s AOP Awards, a lecturer and the author of 'The Art of Collecting Photography'. She will be exploring themes and sharing insights into the sale of work through galleries, with a focus on editioning print terms and the presentation of your work online and in a gallery context. Laura will also discuss how the art world differs from commercial photographic practice. www.lauraannnoble.com
Nick Dunmur, professional photographer and business and legal adviser to AOP members, will run 4 one-hour workshops/discussions as outlined below:
11.00am and 2.00pm: The repeal of section 52 of the CDPA and what it means for professional photographers, plus updates on other areas of relevant legislation.
This workshop is primarily aimed at interiors, architectural and fashion and lifestyle photographers, or indeed any photographer who may wish to get a greater understanding of this recent change in legislation and what the implications are for their own practice. Time allowing, there will be the opportunity for discussion/Q&A on related topics.
12.30pm and 3.30pm Best business practice for photographers and the paperwork trail
This workshop is aimed at anyone who wishes to get a firm(er) grip on the paperwork requirements for running a professional photography business. Many photographers will already have their own approach to this, but it can be useful to have assumptions challenged and/or perceptions reinforced. In times where clients often expect more for less, it is important to know how to minimise your own exposure to any sort of risk as a result of not having good paperwork in place.
To book on to any of Nicks Talks
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Tintypes display Throughout the day the winner of last year’s Commissioned Design Series category Tif Hunter will demonstrate the tintypes photographic process.
11.00am: In Fashion? Fashion photographer and curator of Non Commissioned Fashion in this year’s Awards Perry Curties talks about his inspirations. He will also explain how photographers works alongside the fashion industry so that ideas remain fresh from season to season. perrycurties.co.uk
12.00noon: The Photographers’ Dining Club Join us for a lunchtime takeover with the Photographers’ Dining Club and a host of special guests as we delve into all things analogue with everything from film, instant and more. photographersdiningclub.com
2.00pm: Understanding What Your (Potential) Clients Want Diving into moving images means opening yourself up to a different kind of commissioner. As video takes over as the dominant digital ad format, metrics matter to buyers just as much as aesthetic. Having the knowledge of what makes an effective Facebook video, a gripping Instagram post, and an engaging YouTube campaign can make all the difference in a competitive pitch. Cherryduck Head of Marketing Zach Peterson will discuss how agencies and brands measure the success of their visual campaigns and some simple steps you can take to be as informed as possible when going into complex projects.
3.00pm: Influencer Marketing The Freelancers’ Club will discuss Influencer Marketing in this practical seminar, touching on the importance of having a strong profile as well as photographic ability.
4.00pm: Amit & Naroop Expect more inspirational work, advice and encouragement from the AOP wonder boys Amit and Naroop as they talk about their work and explain how they have made such an amazing impact on the photography scene. http://www.amitandnaroop.com
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1.00pm: Julia Fullerton-Batten Julia Fullerton-Batten is an internationally acclaimed and exhibited fine art photographer. In this talk Julia will talk about her passion for her projects and how she made the transition from advertising to fine art photography, and what inspires her.
12.00noon: Exhibiting Photography Alex Schneideman, founder of the world-famous Flow Photographic, will impart years of experience helping clients all over the world to stage stunning exhibitions of photography.
During the talk Alex will cover: curating - new ways to discover narratives in series of images; the ‘Work Backwards’ method for practical and beautiful exhibition staging; framing methods and alternatives; plus many other hints and tips for showing your work in the best light.
After the talk Alex is happy to talk to you about your particular exhibition requirements.
1.00pm: Watch This Space
2.45pm: One Second of Light Award winning photographer, writer, documentary maker, public speaker and trustee of the charity EMERGENCY Giles Duley will discuss his amazing body of work and his moving new book and exhibition One Second of Light.
4.00pm: Nadav Kander London-based photographer extraordinaire Nadav Kander is known for his portraiture and landscape work.In this talk he will show us what inspires him as well as discussing his work.
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11.00am- 3.00pm: AOP Open Surgeries Your chance to book a one to one with a series of industry experts including agents, lawyers, insurance and financial experts and more to discuss issues or look at your portfolio. Specialist dependent of course! Full details soon.
Booking opens NEXT week.
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Cambridge Jones an award-winning British photographer has photographed four British Prime Ministers, the Queen, Al Pacino and everyone from Sir Anthony Hopkins to James Bond. Some of his recent work resides in the Queen's private Library at Windsor Castle.
Talking of his influences he cites and draws inspiration from Beaton, Bown and early Bailey.
“Cambridge Jones is one of the most compelling new photographers in the UK,” says Alex Proud of Proud Galleries, Europe’s largest private photography gallery. cambridgejones.com
Emma Taylor is Founder and Director of Creative Advice Network, which offers support and advice to companies and individuals within the Photographic, Advertising and Design sectors. Best described as a "Creative Mary Poppins" she helps creatives with portfolios, websites and help to steer their work in the right direction.
Beth Taubner founder of Mercurylab has been a Brand Strategist and Creative Director working in strategy and creative communications for over twenty years. Beth has developed a proprietary approach to branding using a combination of psychological, visual and analytic processes that apply to anyone, from individuals to brands of all sizes. She creates branding programs and distinctive concepts, visuals and communications for businesses large and small, for photographers, publishers, retailers, products, non-profits, entrepreneurs and creative professionals in the United States, the UK, and worldwide. Her clients have ranged from well-known American brands such as A&E, Stop & Shop and Miramax Films to UK-based The Well-Fed Cuckoo and Debut Art, retailers such as online fashion powerhouse Moda Operandi, as well as Condé Nast Publications and International Newsweek. She works on branding programs with esteemed artist representatives in the US and UK, and works closely on brand identification, language communications, creative direction, visual development and marketing with some of the top photographers in the world.
She has taught at prestigious schools such as Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and speaks extensively in the US and UK on The Psychology of Branding, How to Discover and Communicate Your Brand, and Expanding Your Market.
Laura Noble is the Director of L A Noble Gallery in London. She is also a curator and author of The Art Of Collecting Photography, with primary essays in many monographs. As a guest judge for several competitions and awards and a Prix Pictet Nominator, her eyes are always peeled for new and exciting photography. Her blog has a global following, giving personal thoughts and opinions on the art world and art practice.
She curates and lectures on all aspects of collecting photography, and professional and gallery practice, and is a regular visiting lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute in London. As an avid collector, Laura prides herself on discovering new talent and writes extensively on photography in numerous journals worldwide.
With a commitment to emerging photographers, L A Noble Gallery runs an internship programme and gives regular portfolio reviews and consultations to photographers at all stages of their careers. Launching FIX Photo in 2016, the Gallery has established its reputation for exhibiting new and exemplary contemporary photography, and participates in and exhibits at several photography fairs and festivals worldwide.
Perry Curties is an internationally commissioned editorial and advertising photographer, specialising in fashion and portraiture. Now in his 15th career year he is widely recognised for a conceptual approach, strong lighting and confident use of colour. He has worked with clients including the BBC, Chanel, Channel 4, EE, English Ballet, GQ, John Richmond, JVC, Nokia, Saatchi & Saatchi, Stylist Magazine, The Sunday Times, New York Times, TBWA and Universal Pictures.
In addition to his own photography, Perry is a founding partner of 125, a photography organisation created to showcase new work by creative image makers, initially through the seminal 125 Magazine and more recently via the 125LIVE events, exhibitions and publications. He is also a visiting lecturer at a number of universities around the UK. perrycurties.co.uk
Amit & Naroop were born and raised in West London, photography duo Amit Amin and Naroop Jhooti got together in 2005, whilst Naroop was working in fashion and Amit was exploring the possibilities of being a professional photographer.
When a mutual friend, an aspiring music artist, needed a press shoot done, the two came together, working within their own fields of specialism. During the shoot they collaborated well, bouncing ideas off each other and producing some interesting images. The chemistry was instant. From that first shoot, they decided to team up as creative partners and Amit and Naroop Photography was formed.
The duo continued working within the music industry, developing their own distinct, intense visual style and honing their craft. They quickly built a name for themselves and began to get commissions from clients outside of the music industry.
Over the last ten years they have continued to broaden their horizons and their work has expanded to embrace advertising and portraiture, all interpreted with their characteristic passion and style. Their large and diverse portfolio of work includes iconic portraits of musicians and celebrities such as Tinie Tempah, Dynamo Magician and comedian Ricky Gervais, along with advertising campaigns for the likes of Barclays, MTV, Sunsilk and Huawei.
Their skill and vision speaks for itself and the images they have produced illustrate a fantastic eye for detail and depth of knowledge.
Having achieved a great deal of success in a relatively short period of time, they embrace the opportunity to share their experiences with others: “As two self-taught photographers, we came from nothing and made a name for ourselves. We find it very rewarding to inspire others to follow their creative aspirations and dream big”.
Cherryduck is a creative video agency that uses social media data to create video content that gets results. All content is produced in-house - from end to end. Cherryduck’s creative, production, post-production, and strategic teams are here in the heart of London, right next door to Cherryduck Studios - the 21,000 sq. ft. fully equipped creative space that we call home.
Julia Fullerton-Batten is an internationally acclaimed and exhibited fine art photographer. Her body of work now encompasses major projects spanning more than a decade of engagement in the genre. Her use of unusual locations, highly creative settings and street-cast models, accented with cinematic lighting, are hallmarks of her very distinctive style of photography. Using these tools and her strong creative talents she insinuates visual tensions into her images, and imbues them with a hint of mystery. They combine to provoke the viewer to re-examine the picture, each time seeing more content and finding a deeper meaning.
Julia’s fine art work now encompasses twelve major projects, which find enthusiasts worldwide and at both ends of the cultural spectrum, from casual viewers to connoisseurs of fine art photography. Her work is exhibited worldwide and reviewed constantly in professional magazines and the world’s press. A series of 16 portrait photos commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery are held there in permanent collection. She is frequently asked to speak at international photography events and to be a judge for international photographic competitions.
Alex Schneideman is founder and owner of FLOW PHOTOGRAPHIC, a London-based specialist photographic printer for artists, galleries and museums around the world. He is a visiting lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art in Singapore,And is also a working documentary photographer. Alex’s latest book WANT MORE, a photographic treatise on consumerism, was published by Art Books in 2015. He has exhibited work all over the world. Alex is also host of the PHOTOGRAPHICA PODCAST.
Giles Duley is an award-winning photographer, writer, documentary maker, public speaker and trustee of the charity EMERGENCY. He is one of world’s most effective humanitarian documentary photographers, having his work published in fashion and lifestyle magazines such as Marie Claire, Esquire, FHM, GQ as well as The Independent, The Times and many others. His recent collaboration with Massive Attack, where his images are part of their visual graphics for the European tour, has moved the audiences to silence and the press to write and film.
In his past career, Giles Duley worked as an editorial fashion and music photographer, working for such publications as GQ, Vogue, Esquire, Arena and Select Magazine. He photographed the likes of Kings of Leon, Oasis, Mariah Carey, The Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz and Christian Bale. His portrait of Marilyn Manson was voted by Q Magazine as one of the “Greatest Rock Photographs Of All Time”. After a break from photography he came back to work on documenting the lesser known stories of human suffering and resilience around the world.
In 2011, whilst documenting the civilian impact of war in Afghanistan, Giles was to “become the story” after he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). He lost both legs and his left arm. He survived and after 18 months, 30+ operations and rehabilitation, he was determined to continue working and he did. The Channel 4 documentary “Return to the Frontline” covering Giles’ return to Afghanistan to finish his project won the award for Best International Current Affairs Documentary (2013) from the Association for International Broadcasting, and the Foreign Press Association (FPA) Award for TV Documentary Story of the Year (2013).
He has covered stories from Angola, Ukraine, Lebanon, South Sudan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Jordan and many more, working with NGOs such as Mine Advisory Group, EMERGENCY, Medicins Sans Frontieres, International Organisation for Migration, Handicap International, Save the Children and UNHCR.
In 2010 he was nominated for an Amnesty International Media award, winner of the Prix de Paris in 2012, nominated for the Taylor Wessing prize 2012, winner of the May Chidiac Award for Bravery in Journalism and the AIB Founders Award for Outstanding Achievement. Giles has been awarded an Honorary Masters degree in photography by the Arts University Bournemouth and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society.
Nadav Kander is best known for his portraiture and landscape work. Yangtze – The Long River won the prestigious Prix Pictet award in 2009. In 2009, coinciding with Barack Obama’s Presidential inauguration, Kander’s 52 full page portraits of the President and his closest colleagues, aides and advisors was the largest portfolio of work to date that has been published in one issue of The New York Times Magazine.
In July 2012 Kander exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London with a series of portraits celebrating London’s hosting of the 2012 Olympics.
Nadav was among the 18 leading photographers chosen to be a part of Constructing Worlds, an exhibition at the Barbican Centre, which explores the ability of architectural photography to reveal wider truths about our society;exhibited until January 2015 in London and touring to the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, Stockholm and Museo ICO, Madrid.
Time Magazine commissioned Nadav to photograph President Barack Obama for their Person of the Year 2012 cover, and HRH Prince Charles for their November 2013 cover.
Dust -landscapes of modern ruins and ruined landscape -was exhibited at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2014 and continues to tour. Nadav received an Honorary Fellowship from The Royal Photographic Society.
Nick Dunmur is the AOP Business and Legal Advisor and has been a professional photographer all his working life. He spent 6 years as a non-executive director of the AOP Board, including two years as Chair.
Nick has been involved with various working groups and committees concerned with copyright and photographers' rights at the AOP and other organisations including the British Copyright Council and the British Photographic Council.
Picking up the reins from Gwen Thomas, Nick provides business and legal advice to our members on matters relating to professional practice, licensing, issues with copyright and infringements. This service is free to AOP Photographer members.
As a practicing photographer of commissioned and personal work, Nick is ideally placed to look at the issues faced by many professional photographers.