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Celebrating 50 years of the Association of Photographers

2018 was a special year for us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We marked this hugely important milestone with a retrospective of our members' most iconic images at a public exhibition over a period of six weeks at the lobby of One Canada Square. 

The exhibition, curated by Zelda Cheatle, presented 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.

Please scoll down to view the exhibition images, read about the history of the AOP and stories from our members.


Cornel Lucas Models on Scaffold 1977

AOP50 Image Gallery

All images featured in the AOP50 exhibition. Curated by Zelda Cheatle. ©Cornel Lucas

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© Alan Brooking


AOP History 1968-2018

Curator Interview - Zelda Cheatle

Stories - Janet Ibbotson and the AFAEP Girls

Stories - The beginnings of the AOP by Bob Croxford

AOP50 Member Slideshow

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