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FOCUS: The Other Richard

Photographer duo Richard Lakos and Richard Davenport aka The Other Richard reached out to us recently with their project The Lost Fringe documenting the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that was cancelled this year due to Covid-19, for the first time in 70 years.  The project showcases has not taken place this year.  The project documents what this looks like from two opposing perspectives: the acts with no venues, and the venues with no act.  Read on below to find out more about the inspiration behind the project, how they came to work as a duo, their distinct style and how becoming AOP Members was one of the best decisions they made.

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Portrait of Britain Award

Our friends over at BJP announced the 100 winners of the Portrait of Britain Award yesterday.  Once again AOP members make up a large section of those chosen. In the wake of Brexit and the midst of the coronavirus crisis, ​Portrait of Britain 2020​ — the fifth anniversary of the national photography award — celebrates the many faces of modern Britain at a momentous time in our history.

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FOCUS: Indira Flack

Long standing member Indira Flack shares with us her personal project Goodwood Festival of Speed over on Spotlight. We catch up with Indira to find out more about her career path and how she came to capture the greatest racing drivers in the world!

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FOCUS: Gripvan

Offering a wide range of services from dry-hire to full consultation services worldwide, Gripvan are for you if you are looking for someone to take on the role of problem-solving and to provide excellent technical support - as they say, " It's what excites them the most! "  We speak to Andrew Howe, who set up the business in 2013 after 20 years of working on set, after recognising a new way of working was needed. Read on to find out more.

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FOCUS: Amit and Naroop

Members Amit and Naroop share a dream come true; to be published in a newspaper or magazine.  Their recent campaign shot for Adidas not only appeared in the press but also on billboards, tube stations and buses to name a few.  Read on to find out how the shoot came about and the challenges faced.  Join them in the first of a series of conversational webinars on Thursday 20 August, further information below.

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NEWS: Clare Aho Award for Women Photographers

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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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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FOCUS: Phil Fisk

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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