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AOP For All

The AOP is a trade association for everyone working in creative image-making. It has worked hard over the years to ensure that legislation and guidance in the areas of workplace best practice and copyright have always put the rights of the individual creator firmly at the centre.

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FOCUS: Jon Enoch

Shortlisted for the Portrait of Humanity Award we catch up with Jon Enoch to find out more behind his selected image of a scooter rider in Hanoi and their crazy cargo. Jon's career was born out of winning an around the world flight ticket. He hasn't looked back until now with the pandemic and travel being suspended, Jon reflects on the effects on the power of portrait photography and how it will be seen in a new light as we emerge back out into a different world.

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1854 Media has unveiled the two hundred shortlisted images for this year's Portrait of Humanity award. The images, taken before the world went into lockdown, provide a global representation of everything that makes us human, with photographers from thirty-six countries showcasing images taken around the globe. 

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FOCUS: Locate Productions

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

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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