Starr Hart 20th August 1957 – 20th June 2013
5 November 2013
Starr Hart was born in Arizona and became a civilian photographer contracted to the USAF. Starr developed her skills in the military PR, promoting the new F-15 fighter jet and photographed the first all female F-15 pilot squadron. The military took her to Brazil and Kenya where she lived for eight years. During her time there, Starr organized the Pope’s papal visit and photographed the official portrait of H.E. Arap Moi.The portrait of him still hangs in many official buildings and shops throughout Kenya. Starr fell in love with the people and the African continent.
Starr was a London photographer’s agent from the mid 1980’s until the mid 1990’s, she actively developed new ways of promoting the photographic profession and was a forerunner in diminishing the heavy portfolios carted around at that time. We now take for granted web sites and DVD’s but, during that period, VHS cassette tapes were cutting edge. Many folios of photographers, artists, model makers etc were transferred to the new format of folio display through 'foto.call', a booking agency designed and formed by Starr and Ian Butcher to allow access to photographers and suppliers.
With her love for Africa, in her later years Starr created a trading platform for Africa. Sadly, still in its final stages of development this has passed away with her.
Starr’s husband, photographer Barry Meekums continues to mourn the death of his wife of 25 years.
The 30th AOP Photographers Awards Winners
23 October 2013
During a fantastic evening, last Thursday 17th, all the winners of he 30th anniversary of The AOP Photographers Awards were announced! The full gallery is now live and can be viewed here. The winner of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, in association with JWT, was also announced as Don McCullin, Don, was unable to collect his award as he was in India, so his agent Mark George picked it up for him on the night. Some of Don's work can be viewed on Mark George's website here
Congratulations to all those who went home with an award, it was a brilliant night and a great celebration of fine image making. Watch this space for images of the awards evening...
The AOP Open Awards
The AOP Open Awards presentation, party and exhibition will take place tonight at The Loading Bay and B3, Truman Brewery.
Doors open at 18:30 and the Presentation will take place at 20:00.
Please note the guest list has now closed, if you have signed up your name will be on the door.
All are welcome, however there is a limited capacity at the venue so priority will be given to those who have RSVP.
The venue: The Loading Bay & B3, Truman Brewery, Dray Walk, E1 6NJ. Please refer to the map for directions to the venue.Read More
The 30th AOP Photographers Awards Tickets on Sale Now!
Tickets for The 30th AOP Photographers Awards Presentation and Party are now on sale!
This year's tickets are an extremely reasonable £10 per head and include a glass of bubbly on arrival, thanks to Holborn Studios.
Date- Thursday 17 October 2013
Address-The Loading Bay & B3, 4 & 5 Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick lane, E1 6QR
Click here to buy your Ticket(s)
The AOP Lifetime Achievement Award Vote
A shortlist has now been created for The AOP Lifetime Achievement Award, based on the highest ranked nominations, and the AOP membership are now able to cast their vote for the photographer they believe should receive the award. The nominees are:
Unseen World: group exhibition
Prompted by the discovery of a 5-pack of unexposed (but out-of-date) 35mm Provia 100F, AOP member, Sean Johnson, decided to contact other AOP members to see if anyone was interested in using the film as part of a collaborative project and as a bit of fun.Read More
Copyright Hub pilot launched
The Copyright Hub launched a consultation pilot in July 2013. You can find it and follow progress at copyrighthub.co.uk.
The launch of the Copyright Hub is one of the outcomes of the Hargreaves Review on intellctual property and growth, alongside various other recommendations concerning changes to copyright law. Professor Hargreaves recommended the creation of a digital copyright exchange (DCE). Richard Hooper carried out a feasibility study of the digital copyright exchange which in his final report Copyright Works dated July 2012 looked at a wide range of ways of making copyright licensing more fit for purpose for the digital age.Read More
The AOP Lifetime Achievement Award
2013 is the 30th Anniversary of the AOP Photographers Awards. To commemorate thirty years of the Photographers Awards, the AOP are introducing a very special award: the AOP Lifetime Achievement Award.Read More