AOP STUDENT AWARDS 2020: Winners Announced
Originating in 1981 the Association of Photographers (AOP) Student Awards celebrates the very best of emerging talent from students of photography.
Today the AOP celebrated this enormous talent among students at a virtual presentation of the 2020 AOP Student Awards. The online exhibition at aopawards.com comprises all 60 finalist still and moving image entries from the three categories of; People, Places and Things judged by leading industry professionals Julia Fullerton-Batten, Laura Noble & Lee Smith.
EXHIBITION: The Spirit of Nature by Adrian Houston
Henley-on-Thames’ River & Rowing Museum and the Informality gallery, in conjunction with the initiative Action Oak, are delighted to announce a new exhibition of works by renowned British photographer, Adrian Houston.
Entitled The Spirit of Nature, the retrospective will be held at Informality and will focus on Adrian’s most recent landscape photography which saw him capture the ethereal beauty of Henley’s bluebell woods. A percentage of each sale will be donated to the River & Rowing Museum and Action Oak, which is seeking to develop a coordinated plan to identify and tackle issues threatening our native oak trees.
INTERVIEW: Karen McQuaid Senior Curator - The Photographers' Gallery
We catch up with Senior Curator at The Photographers' Gallery Karen McQuaid, who will join us as a guest speaker at the AOP Breakfast Club talk taking place on Tuesday 7 July. We talk to Karen about the changes, challenges and benefits faced with online exhibitions. Karen offers her top tips for submitting exhibition proposals along with an inspirational list of platforms to visit.Read More
PRINT SALE: 2020 Festival print summer sale
With all festivals cancelled this year member Ben Gold is taking the opportunity to promote his festival archive whilst hopefully raising funds for charity and maybe even lifting the collective spirit.Read More
FOCUS: BTS with Julia Fullerton-Batten
Julia Fullerton-Batten talked about her recent project Looking Out From Within in our recent AOP Breakfast Club talk which looked at creating Fine Art Photography during the COVID-19 pandemic. We go BTS with Julia to find out how she continued to create projects during these difficult times. Usually working with a huge production team we gain an insight into how Julia adapted to work within the constraints set upon us.Read More
FOCUS: Sarah Hogan
Interiors Photographer Sarah Hogan and Interiors Editor Emilio Piemental-Reid met whilst assisting on shoots many years ago. Fast forward and a dream project to produce a book has come to life this week with the publication of Bold British Design. Having gained access to the homes of 21 top British creatives the book records new ground in interior style and decor. Read our interview with Sarah below where we find out about her love for interiors and how this materialised into building her own location house aka home!Read More
KICKSTARTER: Lion - Pride Before the Fall by George Logan
Longstanding member George Logan has launched a Kickstarter to produce a landmark photographic book, celebrating the lifecycle of the African Lion in all its natural beauty, drama and raw ferocity. All proceeds from the book will support, protect and help re-establish 'The Last Lions of Meru' in Kenya, a major conservation initiative in collaboration with The Born Free Foundation.Read More
FOCUS: Michael Wharley
Michael Wharley responded to our projects call out with an honest account of how life became all about the daily walk and being confined to four walls. We chatted further with Michael to find out how photography became his passion, what has been his most exciting portrait commission to date and how he found a new path of creativity during lockdown.Read More