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Here you can find details of upcoming AOP events, including career talks, seminars, online exhibitions or workshops.

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AOP50 Exhibition

18 April - 1 June 2018

Lobby, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf

2018 will be a special year for us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary. What better way to mark such an important milestone than to present a retrospective of our members' most iconic images at a public exhibition at one of the UK's leading locations?!

To recognise this important milestone, this exhibition, curated by Zelda Cheatle, presents a collection of images that define 50 years of the AOP, selected to illustrate the impact, diversity and quality of work by its members since 1968, who have included David Bailey, Lord Snowdon, Barry Lategan, Patrick Lichfield, Giles Duley and Nadav Kander. Their work will have been seen by the public the world over, from iconic images of celebrities and stars like Twiggy, in major advertising campaigns and countless car manufacturers, as well as documenting some of the world’s turning points, including wars, famine and humanitarian disasters. Many of their images have defined a generation, and helped to shape public opinion and create change.

Exhibiting artists include: 
Adam Hinton, Alan Brooking, Amit & Naroop, Anderson And Low, Andy Green, Barry Lategan, Carol Sharp, Carolyn Mendhelsohn, Clare Park, Clive Boursnell, Cornel Lucas, David Eustace, David Fairman, Donald Silverstein, Duffy, Duncan Caractacus Clark, Edgar Martins, Elizabeth Zeschin, Graham Ford, Harry Cory Wright, Jillian Edelstein, John Claridge, Jonathan Olley, Joseph Ford, Ken Griffiths, Laura Pannack, Lorenzo Vitturi, Marcus Doyle, Marcus Lyon, Martin Usbourne, Max Forsyth, Mike Sheil, Nadav Kander, Paul Wakefield, Paul Wenham Clarke, Peter Lavery, Rolph Gobits, Rory Carnegie, Sandra Lousada, Simon Norfolk, Simon Page Ritchie, Siobhan Doran, Spencer Rowell, Terence Donovan, Tessa Bunney, Tessa Traeger, Tim Flach, Tim Hetherington, Tom Murray, Tom Stoddart, Vikram Kushwah and Zed Nelson.

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Photo London's VIP AOP50 Exhibition Tour, led by Curator Zelda Cheatle

7:00 - 8:30pm, Thursday 17 May

Lobby, One Canada Square

This is an opportunity for Photo London guests to be guided around the exhibition by AOP50 curator Zelda Cheatle. 


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AOP50: Celebrating 50 year of the AOP, Exhibition Tours

Wednesday 9th, 23rd and 30th May 2018


Lobby, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London  

Meet at the Eastern entrance, by Tim Hetherington's image 

Join us for a guided tour around the AOP50 exhibition, led by AOP staff. Hear about the images themselves, how the exhibition came together and ask whatever you'd like about the AOP and its history. 

Tours are open to the public and free of charge, but we do ask that you kindly RSVP here

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Student Awards 2018 Exhibition

6th June - 31st July 2018

Wex Photo Video, 37-39 Commercial Rd, Whitechapel, London E1 1LF

An exhibition of all 60 finalists from this year's AOP Student Awards will be on display at Wex this summer.

Keep the evening of Wednesday 27th June free for the Student Awards party and presentation where we'll reveal the three Best in Category winners and the overall Best in Show winner. 

AOP Student Awards 2018 are sponsored by:

Fixation Nov 2016

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AOP Student Awards 2018 exhibition supported by 


Flow Photographic


AOP Open Award Winners Exhibition at Leica Gallery Mayfair

14-29 June 2018

Leica Gallery, Mayfair


Starting Out: Student & Graduate Conference

10:30am - 5:00pm, Wednesday 27 June 2018

Direct Digital, 200-202 Hercules Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7LD


Join us for a day of practical, informative talks to inform and inspire you on your own career in professional photography. This will take place at Direct Digital 10:30am-5pm. 

The talk line up include:

* Trayler & Trayler explain how photography agencies work, and how photographers can go about getting an agent.

* Assisting Photographer Karyn Louise on what you really need to know about working as an assisting photographer. From what kit to pack in your bag, how to get work as an assistant, how to balance your own work and assisting and loads more.

* Award winning photographer Marta Kochanek talks about how she first got started in photography, her commissions, and life as a photographer.

* Photography industry career paths - Panel discussion

Join AOP's membership officer and Creative Consultant Emma Taylor as she leads a panel discussion on the variety of careers the photographic industry has to offer. Find out how our panel journeyed to their current positions & what hey learnt along the way. Panel guests include Angus Light from Locate Productions, Ian Baker from The Bunker and Cameron Eccles from A Construction Production.

* AOP's Legal and Business Advisor Nick Dunmur passes on his top, absolute essential advice and tips for protecting yourself from the common legal problems faced by those working in the photography industry.

Venue: Direct Digital, 200-202 Hercules Road, Lambeth, London SE1 7LD

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018

Time: 10:30am - 5:00pm

AOP Student, Junior Assistant & Assisting Photographer Members: £5 (note: you must be logged in first)

Non-member: £10


Sponsored by:

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Student Awards Party & Presentation

19:00 - 21:00, Wednesday 27 June 2018

Wex Photo Video, 37-39 Commercial Road, Whitechapel, London 

Join us in this private view of the 2018 Student Awards and to find out who has won Best in Category prizes and the grand Best in Show prize.

Tickets are limited and £10 each



AOP Student Awards 2018 are sponsored by:

Fixation Nov 2016

AOP Student Awards 2018 exhibition printed with supported by 


Flow Photographic



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