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Revamped Awards for 30th anniversary

This year is a very special one for the Association of Photographers (AOP) Awards — it’s 30 years since the main Photographers Awards was launched and the Association has recognised the landmark date by transforming its whole Awards programme.

The Photographers Awards were created in 1983 to encourage creative exploration and to give members a way to exhibit their skills to commissioners and others in the industry.

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Banding together: industry opposition to copyright change

The AOP has joined over 70 creator and rights owner organisations in signing a briefing paper objecting to UK Government plans to fundamentally change copyright legislation.

The document, drafted by Serena Tierney, Head of Intellectual Property at Bircham Dyson Bell, has been sent to Peers participating in the Grand Committee Stage of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, during which the proposed measures will be debated.

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Havana: Ron Bambridge

Launched today: Havana is the latest AOP exhibition which can be seen online until 13 February. Photographer member Ron Bambridge's personal project explores the old town of Vieja in Havana, Cuba. Bambridge was drawn to a city suspended in a time zone.

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London Art Fair opens today

The London Art Fair opened today and runs until Sunday 20 January. Photo50 is its annual showcase of contemporary photography and this year A Cyclical Poem curated by Nick Hackworth questions the nature of historical change.

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Consortium warning on copyright review

A consortium of the world’s largest news agencies, commercial licensing companies and commercial audiovisual archives has called on the Government to rethink its plans to weaken copyright law and its use of secondary legislation.

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AOP on the airwaves

This morning AOP President Simon Leach was invited by BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme to comment on yesterday's news that high-street camera retailer Jessops has gone into administration.

In a package which included comment from reporter John Douglas and customers on the scene in the Jessops central Manchester store, Simon's live interview with main presenter Winifred Robinson gave some context to the problems Jessops has experienced.

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Sunbeam shines on Photographers Awards

A selection of 28 images from the AOP Photographers Awards 2012 book is on display at Sunbeam Studios, London. The exhibition will be showcased until 11 February and includes work from Dylan Collard, Jeroen Hofman, Arjan Benning, Wendy Carrig, Darrin Jenkins, Rory Carnegie, Richard Allenby-Pratt, Mark Bramley, Nick Meek, Sam Robinson, James Bell, Adrian Lyon, Kai-Uwe Gundlach. 

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Twenty-Six Elements

Just one week left to browse Elements the AOP’s current online group exhibition. Curator Rachel Rogers chose work by 26 AOP members from an excellent pool of images submitted. These form an exhibition covering the elements from all seasons – online until 15 January. 

 

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