'Tonight, Terri, I'm going to be...'
For Gypsy Kings, the AOP's current online exhibition, Terri Potoczna advertised for Roma volunteers to choose a person from a selection of famous paintings whose appearance they would like to "try on". She travelled throughout Hungary to meet them and recorded the discussion about their choices as well as their comments about Roma identity.Read More
Frames film debuts at Dublin Film Festival
In The Deep Shade, a feature-length film about Irish band The Frames, premiered last night, 17 February, at The Dublin International Film Festival.
AOP member Conor Masterson shot the film working closely with the band over 18-months, beginning in 2010 on their 20th anniversary tour.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More