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© Martin Brent 2019. AOP Awards, Gold - Best in Category, Environment.

The Association of Photographers was first formed in 1968 as the Association of Fashion and Advertising Photographers and is one of the most prestigious professional photographers' associations in the world.

The Association's aims are: to promote and protect the worth and standing of its members, to vigorously defend, educate and lobby for the interests and rights of all photographers, especially those working in the commercial photographic industry.

Membership is open to:
Professional and Assisting Photographers working in the creative sector, Agents, any Individuals working in the photographic industry, those starting out in the profession, those in education and anyone with an interest in professional photography.

Our members' clients include:
advertising agencies, brands, design groups, corporate sector companies, publishing houses, production companies, broadcasters and music publishers.

Our members' work is:
published worldwide in magazines, newspapers, books, TV and advertising campaigns, both online and in print. The type of work produced can be either photographic stills or short form film. Many members also produce work as fine art, sold and collected through traditional galleries and online.

The Association brings professionals together and provides a sense of community that is simply unavailable anywhere else. We promote the highest levels of achievement and we lobby for our members' interests at all levels.

The Association also provides the following to its members:

Business and legal advice


Campaigning and lobbying




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