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When you join the Association of Photographers, you are joining a peer group that is recognised throughout the industry; recognition as a member places you amongst your peers. Commissioners and clients alike will be assured that they are working with a photographer who represents quality, professionalism and innovation. As a member you also have access to a group of photographers with shared values, knowledge and experience.
The vast majority of our members are professional photographers who have high profile clients that include advertising agencies, design groups, businesses in the private and public sectors, publishing houses and music publishers. Our members' work is published worldwide in magazines, newspapers and books and used in advertising campaigns. Additionally many of our members sell their images as fine-art through traditional galleries as well as on-line.
You will have been working as a professional photographer for more than 2 years and your clients will be commercial buyers or professional commissioners of photography. We need to see examples of your work and copies of documentation that support this.
To apply for membership, we would like you to submit a digital portfolio of your work, together with documentation to support your choice of 2 of the remaining requirements detailed on the application form (downloadable below). All evidence should be submitted by e-mail when you submit the application form.
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Full Photographer members of the AOP have voting rights. This entitles you to attend our Annual General Meeting and vote on any motions regarding the AOP and/or members of the AOP's Board of Directors.
Full Photographer Membership (Working as a professional photographer for more than 2 years)
N.B. For any card payments please contact the office on +44(0)203 327 7207
"I'm a big fan of the AOP. When I left college, all the photographers whose work I admired and aspired to were members, so joining was a no-brainer. Since then, I've benefitted in countless ways, from organising exhibitions to complex legal advice. Success in the Awards also provided a significant increase in the number and quality of my commissions. Given all the ongoing changes and developments in photography, having the support of the AOP has never been more essential" - George Logan
"The main reason for me, as an overseas member, to join the AOP was the Awards. I think its still the best Photography Award with the greatest work from the year - Its an honour to be chosen for the book and very exciting every year. Also a great opportunity to get your work seen by so many people" - Christian Schmidt