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FOCUS: Locate Productions

29 May 2020

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As news begins to trickle in of the industry preparing to open up to a different working world, we were pleased to hear our friends at Locate Productions are busy prepping for jobs in June.  Following the post-pandemic production guidance, Locate are well positioned to provide safe production services for all your needs.   We caught up with Angus Light to find out more about their services as well as their stance on sustainability in the industry.

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FOCUS: Karen Yeomans

27 May 2020

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Since the outbreak of COVID-19 changed our lives as we knew it so did the practices of photographers albeit hopefully temporarily.  We speak with Karen Yeomans who responded to our call out for projects with some beautiful images that she  discovered whilst going back through her archives as a result of the lockdown. Well known for her sports imagery Karen presented a new study of a female Tailor that captured our eyes.  Read on for an insight into how Karen began her career and what inspires her focus of challenging the representation of women.

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Member Project: Through Our Lens, Carolyn Mendolsohn

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A Project with Carolyn Mendelsohn

The original aim of this project was to work with young people based in the city and district of Bradford aged 12-18 to photographically document their experience during this challenging time of lockdown and social distancing /isolation.

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Mental Health and Creative Freelancers

The AOP in partnership with the Association of Illustrators and the Society of Authors have released an initial version of a resource around mental health and creative freelancers.

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FOCUS: Simon Urwin

Simon Urwin caught the last flight out of Juba airport just before lockdown. As a travel photographer Simon has been to some incredible places in the world, we catch up with Simon to find out more about his work and his most recent assignment photographing the Mundari Tribe of South Sudan.

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Trace Collective Print Sale

Artist collective, Trace, have recently put together a portfolio of over 50 prints donated by its members along with other national and international photographers, many of whom are AOP photographers. All proceeds from print sales go to Crisis and Refuge.

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FEATURE: Producing Quality Work In Lockdown #StayHomeHEROES

In a bid to encourage people to stay at home, the NHS partnered with agency IRIS and photographers across the UK to launch #StayHomeHEROES. The initiative is simple, they're asking people to post their every day domestic acts which, in lockdown, feel more like legendary triumphs. From home schooling to cutting your own hair, these are the moments which make us feel like #StayHomeHEROES while also protecting the real heroes, those NHS workers on the frontline. Lu Howlett shares the story behind the campaign below.

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FOCUS: George Brooks

There are some really brilliant creative projects coming out of the current situation we find ourselves all in.  When George Brooks shared his lockdown project on the AOP Forum we knew it was one to share with our wider community. We spoke to George to find out more about what makes him tick and his project Social Distance 2020.

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