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31st AOP Awards 'Best in Category' exhibition

8 August 2015


This exhibition at The Lowry Hotel, Salford is sponsored by Boss Model Management and runs Friday 7 August - Tuesday 8 September. It features The Photography Awards 2014 'Best in Category' winners. Showcasing the cream of the photographic crop, they were originally selected by photographers Rankin and Tom Stoddart as well as major names in the creative world including Sarah Pascoe, Mark George and Susie Babchick. With such a prominent selection panel and award history this show is sure to tantalise.

See them until Tuesday 8 September 

32nd AOP Photography Awards

5 August 2015

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AOP Awards

Submissions are now closed, tickets for the awards ceremony will go on sale soon. 

The winners’ exhibition will take place between 8-11 October, and is presented in association with Hasselblad’s shootLDN and The Old Truman Brewery’s Photoblock festival.  

Photoblock is a collection of photographic events taking place between 5-12th October 2015 at The Old Truman Brewery, which itself takes place during East London's Photography Festival. shootLDN offers a range of free professional photography seminars, informal workshops, live shoots, and demonstrations designed to inspire, inform and educate. It is aimed at professional photographers, photo assistants, advanced students, and imaging professionals who want to learn about the latest products and techniques being used in the professional digital image capture market. 

Main sponsors: Direct Photographic, Holborn Studios, Red Cameras, MOT Models
Sponsors: Leica, Fixation, shootLDN, The Print Space 


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Changes to AOP Assistant Membership

We have made some important new changes including the new name of AOP Assisting Photographer.

Reduced the cost from £150 to £80 (+VAT).

New insurance offer: Equipment £7,500; Public liability £1,000,000; Employers liability £10,000,000.

Additional 10% off if you work with an AOP Photographer member.

Access to the AOP Mentoring scheme and more.

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AOP Student Awards Exhibition

Friday 31st July - Tuesday 11th August
The Print Space Gallery, 74 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DL 

This exhibition is of the winners and finalists of this year’s competition at The Print Space and follows the big reveal party winners party this week. Come along and see the next generation of professional photographers.

More info in our events pages. 

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Junior Assistant Membership

The AOP is pleased to introduce its new Junior Assistant membership. This new category will help bridge the gap between finishing college or entering the industry, and getting that first year’s experience needed to become an AOP Assisting Photographer member. Providing an entry-level membership for aspiring photographers, helping you build your experience within the industry, and to make those first steps to eventually becoming an AOP Photographer. 

More details can be found in our join us pages or by clicking here

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Image Magazine, Issue 4

The latest issue of the AOP magazine Image is now available for download from iTunes Store.

This edition includes articles with: Ben Roberts on his recent series of commissions from in-flight magazines, which he’s finding offer both the budget and the freedom to do what he wants; London based documentary agency, Panos Pictures, who have joined forces with Sony to offer 12 photographers the opportunity to shoot Future of Cities; How a judging commitment in Shanghai gave AOP Board Member David Partner the opportunity to shoot a project on Chinese tourism students; while one of Here Press’ latest publications, 2041, gives an insight into one man’s very personal obsession which has been curator Lewis Chaplin. Both Chaplin and Here Press’ founder Harry Hardie will be on hand to discuss the project in an event celebrating this issue of Image at the Proud Archivist on 09 April.

You can also view this issue as an online PDF here

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Open membership update

Our newly launched Open Membership is proving a real hit with photographers with new sign-ups each day.

This new membership category is for those looking to participate and compete in the photographic world at a professional level, or those simply interested in professional photography, but who are not ready for a Full Photographer Membership.

The long list of benefits attached to being a Open Member make the annual fee of just £82.50 (plus VAT) a real bargain.

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Student Awards have now closed

The 2015 AOP Student Awards are now closed for entries.

Details of the winners will be announced in a few weeks time along with information on the finalists' and winners' party hosted by The Print Space in their Hoxton Galler. As well as winning this prestigious award the overall winner will receive:

  • One day’s free studio hire, including professional lighting at Holborn Studios
  • One year’s free AOP Open Membership

  • VIP tickets to the 32nd AOP Awards Ceremony Party in October 2015

  • Hire of a Phase One IQ250 Camera system for a 3 day project
  • A day shadowing photographer Philip Haynes

  • £250 print credit from theprintspace

  • One week's online exhibition on the AOP website

  • One month of their image being used on the AOP home page



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