PODCAST: Exposed Negative
28 November 2020
There have been some brilliant initiatives to come out of lockdown, one being the podcast series 'Exposed Negative'. Set up by two members Greg Funnell and Tom Barnes we catch up with them to find out more about the background, topics covered and what to expect going forward.Read More
FOCUS: Glyn Davies
26 November 2020
Prolific AOP Photographer Glyn Davies, shoots exceptional vast landscapes, prints of which he sells from his gallery in Wales. The onset of the pandemic took an unknown turn for Glyn as he arrived in South Africa for a family wedding and what he thought would be a month of adventure. Sadly it all come an abrupt holt when they suddenly went into lockdown. Finding himself confined to a house with a walled garden with no escape for a month, Glyn recorded the journey through his iPhone as his only solace, and shares it with us in Spotlight. Read on for an in-depth account of his experience as well as hearing about how he got to where he is today.
TAYLOR WESSING PRIZE 2020 - WINNER ANNOUNCED: Alys Tomlinson
Last night the winner of this years prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize was announced virtually. Huge congratulations to AOP photographer Alys Tomlinson who was awarded with first prize with her poignant project Lost Summer - signifying an abnormal summer for teenagers who were unable to mark the significant step in growing up and leaving school.Read More
FOCUS: George Logan
The highly anticipated landmark photographic book Lion: Pride Before The Fall skilfully captured by George Logan is here! You may remember or have indeed supported the kickstarter campaign back in July. Celebrating the lifecycle of the African Lion in all its natural beauty, drama and raw ferocity, the book highlights the fight to protect the last remaining wild African Lions… or risk losing them forever. We catch up with George to find out more about the project, how he came to photograph Lions in the wild and just how close he dares to get to these iconic creatures!Read More
UK ADVERTISING LAUNCHES AD NET ZERO
The UK Advertising Association launches Ad Net Zero - an industry-wide initiative to help UK advertising respond to the climate crisis caused by CO2 emissions. Ad Net Zero’s mission is for immediate, collective industry action to help achieve real net zero carbon emissions from the development, production and media placement of advertising by the end of 2030.Read More
FOCUS: Craig Easton
Following a call out for projects, AOP Photographer Craig Easton shared a recently published project FISHERWOMEN, currently showcasing in Spotlight, that examines and celebrates the historical and contemporary importance of women to the fishing industry. Passionate about political and social issues, Craig's work documents moments of history as well as exploring some of the important issues in todays society. Read on to find out more about what inspires Craig's personal projects, the importance of being a member and the support that brings.
FOCUS: Joseph Ford
Well known for his unique images incorporating portraiture and knitting projects, we catch up with Awards finalist and member Joseph Ford. Read our interview where Joseph talks about the technicalities of making these quirky images and head to the current Spotlight exhibition to view a selection of images from his Invisible Jumpers published project.Read More