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NEWS: Clare Aho Award for Women Photographers

5 August 2020

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year have launched The CLAIRE AHO Award for Women Photographers in association with AHO & SOLDAN Photo and Film Foundation, the new award is in memory of Finland’s greatest woman photographer.

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FOCUS: Phil Fisk

30 July 2020

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Whilst making arrangements to move safely out of lockdown and back onto shoot production, Phil Fisk and his agent Louise Turner at Flock took up the opportunity to curate a beautiful shoot, with a talented team, in a wonderful shoot space. As a team they were all keen to create and wanted to explore how the new shoot guidance from the APA/AOP (Advertising Producers Association / Association of Photographers respectively) worked in practice. It was essential for everyone involved to follow the guidance to the letter. Challenges were met and all aspects of the shoot ran very smoothly. The initial concept started with a conversation with Phil and quickly developed into project involving both stills and moving image, all turned around in 2 weeks. We catch up with Phil to find out more about his career and the inspiration behind creating Separation a new project to come out of lockdown.

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ARTIST TALK: Sonia Levesque

Join Sonia Levesque on Saturday 1st August, as she talks about the evolution of the installation 'CAUTION: MAY POP OFF @ INJUSTICE' which is currently on show at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Seamus McGibbon to stay on as CEO

We are delighted to share the good news that Seamus McGibbon is to remain at the helm of the good ship, 'AOP', for the foreseeable future. Prior to the pandemic, there were plans for change afoot, as you may have been aware, but the current crisis has changed all that and now, more than any other time in the AOP's history, we need stability and a steady hand to chart a clear course over the short- and mid-term.

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KICKSTARTER: Being Inbetween by Carolyn Mendelsohn

“Being Inbetween” is a photographic portrait series documenting and exploring the lives thoughts and feelings of girls aged between 10 and 12; exploring the complex transition between girlhood and young adulthood; resulting in photographic portraits with words taken from interviews exploring their thoughts and lives. It really is a portrait of our time - through the faces and words of the girls. 

The project is being published by Bluecoat Press launching as a kickstarter on 28th July 2020, with a forward by Zelda Cheatle and an essay by Anne McNeill director of Impressions Gallery.

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FOCUS: Scarlet Page

Prolific documentary music photographer Scarlet Page talks to us about she embarked on a career photographing the stars of the music industry. The pandemic for some has unleashed a new creative path, read on to find out more behind Scarlet's lockdown project Buddy.

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Studies for Mind Print sale

Studies for Mind - the photographic print sale which is raising money for mental health charity, Support in Mind - adds more photographers to its offering

 

The print sale which runs until July 24 has added more names to its already extensive roster of photographers. Some names to join the project include Chris Close, Sophy Rickett, Ross Gillespie and Tricia Malley.

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FOCUS: Johan Persson

AOP Member Johan Persson became interested in photography when training to become a ballet dancer. These intertwined passions have accumulated as a beautiful book titled Movement. We caught up with Johann to talk about his career but to also reflect on the effects the pandemic has has on the performing arts.

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