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Edinburgh College
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

The Edinburgh College BA Professional Photography course is validated by Gray’s School of Art at Robert Gordon University and is designed to test and develop skills in contemporary art and commissioned photography. Based in the historic city of Edinburgh with a reputation for excellence this course is unique to Scotland, gaining approved affiliation by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and accredited by the Association of Photographers (AOP). 

Our ethos is to combine creative thinking, cultural awareness and technical excellence to achieve success in an ever-changing environment. Students are encouraged to develop their own voice in photography through designing personal projects, commissions, building networks and engaging in publication and exhibitions. We host guest lectures from leading industry practitioners from the world of art and commerce. This course is benchmarked by the achievements of our graduates, many of whom are multi-award winners in national and international photography competitions. Our most successful graduates go on to work in the creative Industries with renowned photographers and commissioners in the UK and internationally.

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Arts University Bournemouth
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

MA Commercial Photography

The course allows you to undertake advanced study in a wide range of areas including advertising, documentary, editorial, fashion, portrait and fine art photography. As part of the course students have portfolio reviews with leaders in their field many of them AOP members and award winners.

The course offers the opportunity to make professional work within, or crossing genres, whether it’s for publication, or the gallery. What defines it as professional, is that it is conceived and created with a specific audience in mind and is conscious of how meaning is affected by socio-political criteria. The course is a balance of art and commerce and is founded on the assertion that photography is a powerful form of communication that potentially connects with an audience of millions.

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Falmouth University
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

As the largest provider of photographic education in the UK, our students learn in some of the best university facilities in Europe, and develop their practice and portfolio by taking on live industry projects and paid briefs via our in-house agency, MAYN Creative. Our students undertake at least two weeks of work experience in their second year, with options for local, national and international placements. This strong focus on ‘Doing-it-for-real’ is Falmouth’s signature pedagogy and is evidenced in the innovative and bold work our students and graduates produce.

Our Falmouth University courses include BA (Hons) Photography, BA (Hons) Press and Editorial Photography, BA (Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography and BA (Hons) Fashion Photography, which is embedded in our Fashion and Textiles Institute. In 2020 we will be launching our new BA Commercial Photography degree. All our courses benefit from a rich a programme of visiting lecturers and industry mentors. 

Our BA Photography students develop unique and innovative bodies of creative work and that place them at the heart of future imaging trends. They research, experiment and innovate to build a unique creative portfolio in a collaborative environment. Their practice is underpinned a grounding in the history, theory, professional contexts and working practices of photography.

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London Metropolitan University
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

The BA Photography course at London Metropolitan University’s School of Art, Architecture and Design (formerly known as The Cass) is a highly supportive learning and creative community (@photo_ldnmetarts) that celebrates our wonderful and diverse student cohort. It enables our students to develop their potential and build a confident personal and culturally informed creative identity, and crucially, to understand how to apply this successfully within the professional creative sector.

Our team of tutors are all highly experienced practicing photographers and artists. Drawing on our creative industry experience we help our students understand how to engage with the spectrum of fine art, documentary, advertising, design and editorial creative practices and how these different ways of working, far from being in opposition, conflict or contradictory, may support and enhance each other.

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Norwich University of the Arts
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

The focus of the course is a very personal creative practice in which students create images they are passionate about supported by an excellent understanding of the potential professional contexts for their work.

Despite working in challenging circumstances, each exhibitor has worked tirelessly, interrogating their interests and passions in order to develop their visual identity. This work provides an overview work from the course and demonstrates the individuality of approach that is key to successfully commencing a career in photography. 

BA (Hons) Photography at NUA provides students with the opportunity to develop a highly personal, unique and creatively aspirational practice, whilst giving them the practical skills and understanding to apply their vision to a range of contexts within the professional creative industries. The course champions personal practice that is professional and can be applied within the commissioned sector. This is vital as it enables our graduates to produce work that is not only individual but also appropriate for the highly aspirational sector of the photographic industries.

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Plymouth College of Art
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

Plymouth College of Art provides distinctive and contemporary programmes of study where students with a range of aspirations can flourish creatively, academically and professionally.

Situated in the school of Design + Communication, our Commercial Photography degree has been developed in dialogue with the photographic industry. Our curriculum is focused on equipping our students with a range of creative, technical and professional skills. Through industry engagement and work-based learning our students develop their confidence and personal characteristics that enable them to apply their learning in different situations. We develop imaginative, confident and commercially aware photographers. Practitioners who understand trends in the industry, how to generate new opportunities through self-promotion and professional networking, and how to deliver creative and technically accomplished responses to client briefs.

Luminous is our 2020 graduating cohort, a collective of talented individuals who represent the next generation of commercial image-makers. From character portraits and stylised fashion editorials, to meticulously crafted studio photography, our students have been encouraged to develop their own individual style and approaches to working. Despite the restrictions forced upon them by COVID19, these students have risen to the challenge and produced a series of successful final major projects. These are passionate and determined individuals, whose work here demonstrates their readiness to make the transition from creative study into commercial practice.

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Open College of the Arts
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

Our BA (Hons) Photography degree at Open College of the Arts (OCA) supports students to develop and apply their creative and technical skills to critically explore the shifting boundaries of photography through an exploration of emerging practices and wider contexts. As an open-access flexible degree, our Photography degree can be studied anywhere in the world, at a time and pace to suit. 

We are part of University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Modern University of the Year (2019) in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, ranked number #1 specialist creative university in the UK and the 2nd largest provider of creative education in Europe.

We are a creative community of students and tutors coming together to share unique ideas and work. One-to-one tutor support, feedback and group work, guides students through course materials to maximise creative potential.

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Solent University Southampton
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

The BA (Hons) Photography degree course at Solent University, Southampton, are proud to show a selection of work from some of our graduating third year students. The images are a small insight into the projects on which they have been working this year; they all originate with a passion and concern felt by student towards a topic. They range from the ruins of British coastal defences – calling to presence national history, identity and power as well as divisive issues around Brexit and Britain’s geopolitical position – to portraits dealing with mental health and a perceived sense of abandonment and alienation in regard to a decline in support. They include projects dealing with our profound entanglements with the environment, to images of figures and objects through methods of portraiture, to considering photographic ethics and positionality in the representation the ‘heterotopias’ of concentration camps.

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University of East London
Final Year Show 2020 - Viral Intensities

20 July to 7 September 2020

As a photography student at the University of East London you will gain advanced creative skills in photographic production, whilst developing a sophisticated understanding of the historical and contemporary uses of photography developing a professional portfolio inclusive to your interests and career aspiration.

As part of the unique Art and Design Cluster, there will be opportunities to collaborate on inter-disciplinary projects throughout the programme enabling you to develop your practice preparing you for the competitive job market with skills for fourth industrial age (4iR).

You’ll develop and refine a wide range of creative processes and practices from high end DSLR/ medium/large format cameras, self-publishing, audio and moving image projects to e.g. 3D fabrication, enabling you to grow your practice and to expand your potential.

The course has a strong analogue photography culture, supported by the course technician, and one of the largest darkrooms in London.

The programme’s past visits include collaborative projects with students from Istituto Superiore di Fotografia (ISFCI) in Rome and Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS), Finland.

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University of Gloucestershire
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

PROGRESSIVE: CHALLENGING: INSPIRING: REWARDING: AMAZING: UNIQUE: COMMUNITY 

These are words current students & alumni said summed up our Ed&Ad Photo course.

You can see a selection of our 3rd year work here. You will also be able to visit our degree show in person from 7th - 11th September 2020 at Gallery Different, London W1; it would be great to see you there, you can follow their progress towards this show on their Instagram @edandad20 and visit the University of Gloucestershire School of Art virtual degree show https://www.uogdegreeshow.com/photography-editorial-and-advertising

We are a creative, professionally orientated Photography course, with a long standing, well recognised reputation within the creative industries. Awarded the AOP Course of the Year 2018, we are proud of the work our students create and the success they achieve both during the course and after they graduate. 

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University of Roehampton
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

The emphasis at the University of Roehampton is on exploring photography in a critically informed and technically astute fashion. As such, the programme enables students to accumulate a range of advanced technical skills alongside a comprehensive engagement with provocative critical and theoretical materials.

The medium of photography is explored through its relationship with contemporary cultural discourses across a range of practices and institutions, including advertising, documentary, fashion and fine art. This body of work draws together a group of diverse projects from graduating students and celebrates the range of visual enquiry that they have undertaken throughout their final year of the course. Photography touches every part of life from the family album to the historical archive and through the high production values of commercial photography to experimental fine art practices. The show foregrounds graduates who have produced a range of diverse and intriguing projects informed by the histories, theories and practices taught at Roehampton.

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University of West London
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

BA (Hons) Photography is a dynamic and exciting degree course which equips students with strong practical and professional skills. The course aims to produce graduates who are visually articulate, with an excellent ability to respond creatively and intelligently to briefs, understand how meaning is communicated through photographic media, and make professional photographic work to self-set briefs or client demands. Our graduates are knowledgeable about contemporary and historical practices and are able to debate a range of issues in relation to photographic theories.

Students on the course produce creative work which combines a strong conceptual and aesthetic approach with high technical quality. Workshops and projects have included working with a walk-in camera, using alternative analogue processes, working with high-end digital capture and output and making handmade photo books. 

Based in Ealing, West London, diversity and equality are at the core of our mission and values. We fully support and enable networking and collaboration so our emerging professionals can forge their own contacts within the creative industries.

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Wiltshire College and University Centre
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

It gives the department  great pleasure in introducing a collection of photographic work from our 2020 graduating Bournemouth University students representing the BA (Hons) Photography programme in Salisbury.

This group of talented photographers have created a fantastic gallery of personal and developmental work undertaken over the 2019/20 academic year. The work presented includes contemporary imaging using digital capture, silver based imaging  and digital/analogue hybrid cross over. These exciting set of images offers work across a range of genres. We hope you enjoy the exhibition.

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University of Derby
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

BA (Hons) Photography - Programme ethos

BA (Hons) Photography at Derby is a highly creative and critically informed programme that encourages students to use (and mis-use) photography as a means to engage with ideas, issues and concerns in contemporary society.

We take a highly expansive approach to the medium. This includes the 2-dimensional image, but also performance, installation, sculpture, analogue and digital time-based media. We encourage our students to mis-use photography as much as possible.

The programme celebrates the academic study of photography as much as it does the creation of visual work. Not only does this provide a firm contextual foundation for the production of visual work, it also allows students to develop skills in research, dealing with complex ideas and data, interpretation, and the development of new ideas and approaches to thinking about and making images.

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Ravensbourne University
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

The Digital Photography course at Ravensbourne is industry focussed and provides students with an education in the broader areas of digital photographic practice as well as a keen commercial focus and attitude. The course and the institution is well-known and highly regarded for its technology driven teaching as well as a more holistic approach to educating the 'whole student' through its 'skillsets and mind-sets approach' - the course draws heavily on this philosophy to provide a contemporary and exciting curriculum."

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Buddy by Scarlet Page

23 -29 July 2020

During this time of a recent pandemic and lockdown, Scarlet’s children have sought comfort in an accessory, a ‘Buddy', finding reassurance in this time of social distancing, much uncertainty and anxiety has been essential for them.

Having worked on an international project called ‘Resonators’ where Scarlet photographed guitarists with their guitars, similarly Scarlet wanted to photograph children holding their number one love, their special, most loved comfort toy.  This item, Scarlet found relaxed the subjects, and in 5 mins she managed to get the shot she wanted in their own gardens. Each shot was spontaneous and not preplanned except for an estimated time of my arrival.

Capturing the essence of the child, socially distanced, it struck Scarlet about how powerful and thought provoking these images really are. The young faces possessing a wisdom of sorts. Scarlet has photographed over 60 children to date.

View more work from Scarlet in Find

Read out interview with Scarlet to find out more about her career as a music documentary photographer here

© Scarlet Page

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Movement by Johan Persson

16-22 July 2020

Movement is a personal project exploring movement with-in a still image. A collection of photographs now published in a book that span 12 years of photography taken during performances, rehearsals and in studio settings of major artists and companies within the performing arts.

As a former dancer Johan has always been fascinated with how to capture movement in photography. Starting his professional photography career in dance, and while dance is an exciting and beautiful art form to photograph, Johan feels the frozen image misses a fundamental part of dance, which is the communication of the soul and basic core emotions through movements of the body.

Right from the start, Johan searched for a way of relaying what he knew was the true essence of dance and was experimenting with long exposure, camera movement and sometimes moving with his subject in order to reach these objectives - distilling an image whilst extending it's time. The interplay of stillness and movement, colour and its emotional resonance continually intrigue him.

Johan's photography career very quickly expanded from dance to include all performing arts where he found that he could achieve the same poetry of movement in these disciplines as well.

 

Read our interview with Johan here

View more imagery from Johan in Find 


© Johan Persson

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University of West England
Final Year Show 2020

20 July to 7 September 2020

The BA Hons Photography course at UWE Bristol is a broad-based, practice-oriented programme of study that encourages the development of innovative creative practices in still and moving image. Building from a base of experimental practice, contemporary critical theory and pragmatic real-world experience, our students evolve distinctive, award-winning photographic portfolios that are tailored to their own individual aspirations. As well as being based in the home city of the Martin Parr Foundation and the Royal Photographic Society, the programme draws on an active roster of guest speakers from a range of photographic backgrounds, to maximise the level of external industry currency and feedback to students.

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Generations by John Alexander

9 - 15 July 2020

Intrigued by the accounts of early explorers whose accounts inspire much of John Alexander's personal work, he travelled to Mongolia to begin an immersive journey to document the characters and culture that form the fabric of society.    

This journey took John west to begin an immersive journey living with two contrasting Kazakh families. One whose head has gained notoriety as a horseman and hunter, the other an emerging figure, whom having lost his father now heads the herd.

Bristled by the Siberian winds that sweep these lands the chapters in her history form a narrative of change. A supreme leader, an empire fallen, occupation and emergence, hallmarks of a story that you might expect would lead to a forlorn future. Yet hands continue to turn the soil, grass continues to be grazed and as John hopes this project reflects, the flickering flame of pride continues to burn bright.

 

© John Alexander

 

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Agua, ¿dónde vas? (Water, where did you go?) by Francisco Gomez De Villaboa

2 -8 July 2020

Water emerges everywhere. Feelings, moments and lives evaporate in the blink of an eye. 

Agua, ¿dónde vas? is a personal project about “beginning and end”. The fluidity of entities. Body and mind. It is about Andalusian roots when Fracisco actually feels disconnected from them. It is about growth and an evolving vision of human relationships portraying either family members or strangers. 


Bio:
Queer boy born and raised in an Andalucian Catholic Family. I had a huge interest in art. Not being allowed to study art, I did graphic design and I moved to London in 2009 after the break out of the economic recession to grow and pursue my dream to be a photographer. In this journey about finding myself, my practice took me to capture quotidian moments and everything that sorrows human behaviour and its experiences. It is projection of mental health, equality and real-life that becomes surreal.

Highlights and Awards:
Runner up in Magnum photographers competition with Thursdays Child agency March 2019
Portrait Salon 2019 - selected and exhibited images. Showcase in the BBC
Runner up spotlight awards 2018
Portrait Salon 2018 - Selected and exhibited images.
Runner Up. Youth of Andalusia ( Spanish Government ) - 2013

 

© Francisco Gomez De Villaboa



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The Isolation Diary by Gavin Smart

25 June to 1 July 2020

The Isolation Diary is a gentle meditation on mental health and the value of human companionship amid the COVID-19 crisis. The final project is presented in the form of a visual diary, combining photography and text as if the viewer were reading a very intimate, private journal.

Returning in March from a six-month commission in London to isolate with my girlfriend Rosie, I faced almost no employment or income, and like many across the country, this crisis hit hard, causing feelings of worry, fear, isolation and loneliness.

I set myself the simple task of writing down each of the feelings as they came, turning these words into images. The photographs in this ongoing series are memories of private moments, at times when I felt it most acutely, helping to make sense of this challenging and distressing situation.

The project was given a simple set of aesthetic rules: use only what props were available close to hand, maintain a fixed standard focal length throughout as if seen through one’s own eyes, and feature high ISO grain alongside sensitive post-production to ensure the process is as raw and honest as the emotions themselves.

It is my hope that by sharing my own short story that others may find understanding and compassion in this work, in what can be a very lonely and difficult time. As a gentle response to sensitive issues of mental health, this series quietly celebrates the fragile interpersonal relationships that hold us all together, when everything feels like it is falling apart.

PS: Lastly, I wish to dedicate this series to my kind and loving partner Rosie for her unwavering support during these difficult times. Lockdown was the first time the two of us have lived together, and her comfort and encouragement really mean the world.


© Gavin Smart

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You Brought Your Own Light
Allie Crewe

18 - 24 June 2020

Allie's photographic portraiture recognises that there is nothing linear, defined or straightforward about femininity, or what it means to be a woman, in the 21st century. Sex and gender are not limited to the monolithic paradigm of genetics; they are informed by something intangible, this is the essence of the female paradox. Her work is characterised by a disarming authenticity evoked by the value she places in the individual, their story, and the moment. Her first body of work,“You Brought Your Own Light” exhibited in the summer of 2018 with the National Transgender Charity and is now Arts Council England funded to create a book exploring trans and non binary narratives. The book will be produced by Alan Ward, published by Axis and written by Olivia Fisher. One of the pieces, "Grace", won the BJP Portrait of Britain 2019.

"The only real choice in transitioning is between living as your true self or not living at all. Up until I came out, I was in a bad place in my life. I was struggling with anxiety and depression linked to that and coming out felt like a huge weight had been lifted from me. It felt like the turning point, when things started to get better. Finally having an understanding of myself, a sense of belonging helped me feel better about my life. Thank you for helping me see myself in a new light.” Abi

“Growing up shrouded, often in overwhelming sadness, because of something you have no sense of control over or the vocabulary, the terminology to express the dark feelings of despair. To break that bondage to become the woman I have always known I am is utter relief and freedom that so few can relate to. I'm one of the lucky ones.”
 Claire

“The liberation of being true to myself is like getting my head above water after my lungs have been burning and screaming for air. The positive ramifications, upon my mental health and confidence in creativity as an artist, are beyond measure." Joni

 

© Allie Crewe, Grace.

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These Four Walls: A Corona Lockdown Journal by Michael Wharley

11 - 17 June 2020

As the UK went into Corona lockdown in March 2020, all shoots evaporated overnight, and the borders of life shrank to a few rooms and a daily walk. Although Michael didn't have the focus to shoot, gradually, he did something out-of-the-ordinary for him, and made home his subject. Working in medium format and shooting in B&W, Michael aimed to take one photo each day to capture something characteristic of the detail, tone and emotion, the absurdity, gravity and oddity of this new normality, and document these strange times as they passed by in one flat in Brixton. Fortunately, the extremes many experienced didn't hit Michael, but few parts of life were untouched: from toilet paper shortages to Zooming Great Grandma, from washing soup cans to celebrating a birth, much of human life seemed to be there, just confined to the house…

 

Read our interview with Michael here

 

See more imagery from Michael in Find


© Michael Wharley

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WalthamStayHome Doorsteps by Jack Barnes

4 - 10 June 2020

As a BBC stills photographer, Jack Barnes is used to shooting dramatised versions of community settings, but the WalthamStayHome Doorsteps project saw him capturing the reality of his own neighbourhood during the COVID-19 lockdown.

After TV productions were put on hold, he wanted to try and help the local community during daily exercise time by using his skills in a creative way, so he reached out via online networks to see if any households would like a portrait shooting in their doorway from the street in exchange for a voluntary donation for the food bank Eat or Heat.

As well as raising funds and giving households a keepsake to share with the friends and family they couldn’t be with, the aim was to create a collection of photographs that offered a glimpse of the lives behind doors at a time when statistics were dominating the press, and with that increase people’s awareness of their own local community. As the project grew organically on social media, it also provided a means of connection for neighbours - some of which had never previously spoken, skewing the very idea of the lockdown breaking down communication.

After 280 shoots, £6,000 has been raised for Eat or Heat. Households included families, individuals and sharers, while donations have ranged from £5 to £100, demonstrating to effectiveness of ‘pay what you can’ schemes when it comes to community-wide projects.


If you live in Walthamstow and want to get involved follow you can follow the project on Instagram @walthamstayhome 

 

© Jack Barnes

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Standing in the Light by Karen Yeomans

28 May - 3 June 2020

Standing in the Light is a series of studies, which challenge the presentation, and representation of women. Visibility feeds social conditioning to measure expectations, talent and success.

There is a distinct lack of female voices and points of view, particularly within sports photography. This perspective is overlooked despite its relevance and importance. We could start a new conversation with our audience, fifty percent of which is female.

Visual beauty and aesthetic grabs an audience’s attention, but more interesting is the talent and the journey behind the stories. We all face our own personal battles so this message is relatable.

 

Read our interview with Karen for an insight into her work

 

View more images from Karen in Find a Photographer

 

© Karen Yeomans

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This Is Their Front Line by Good Boy Wolf

21 - 27 May 2020

Good Boy Wolf were commissioned by The Garden House Hospice Care in Hertfordshire, to capture and celebrate its amazing key workers battling hard and successfully winning against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

They wanted a powerful portrait of each of their key workers that have continued to work hard through the fear and threats that COVID brings. They have kept the hospice running at full capacity with no government help what so ever and the portraits are a small gesture to say “Thank you” 

The images are also being used in their national advertising campaign to raise awareness and funds to keep the hospice going through the pandemic. Currently they are losing £25000 per week in revenue from their charity shops and without the fundraising campaign things will have to change at the hospice and level of care won’t be as comprehensive. 

Mr Wolf of Good Boy Wolf managed to produce, shoot, retouch and manage the clients expectations all working alone and within the social distancing guidelines. It just goes to show what can be done when massively stripped back. The challenges were harder than normal but not unachievable.

To view the subjects stories click i on the top left of the page.

 

Photographer- Good Boy Wolf 

Retoucher- Mr Wolf

Client Producer- Beth Power

Production Producer- Good Boy Wolf

Website- www.goodboywolf.com 

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Mundari Tribe by Simon Urwin

14 - 20 May 2020

Travel photographer and writer Simon Urwin's latest photo shoot took place in the world’s newest nation, South Sudan. It was his last before the global lockdown. Simon got out just in time, on one of the last flights out of Juba airport, having had the immense privilege of staying with some of the country’s different tribal groups, including the iconic Mundari.

 

Read more about Simon in our Q&A here

Take a look at more of Simon's stunning images in Find


© Simon Urwin

 

 



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Social Distance 2020 by George Brooks

6 - 13 May 2020

George wanted to somehow capture this unique time of lockdown and social distancing but knew it wasn’t his place to try and go out to take photos when the clear message was to stay at home. That was a job for commissioned photographers, not himself.

It took a while to come up with the idea but eventually George figured he could document the story of social distance from his own doorstep and invite passers by to pause for a moment on their daily journey. Nearly everyone George asked said yes and as the pictures show were happy to stop for a few moments. After a brief introduction George asked everyone to stand behind a line a couple of meters away from my front gate while he took usually only 3 or 4 shots. While taking the images he also asked what their journey was about which is a crucial element in the project.

 

Read our Q&A with George and find out more about his project

 

View more of George's work in Find 


© George Brooks

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A Moment Either Side by Mark Leary

30 April - 6 May 2020

‘A Moment Either Side’ is a photographic exploration of where people retreat to for a moment of solitude, mindfulness and mental-wellbeing. Looking at the same location over a period of (up to) twelve hours - without moving either the camera or himself (capturing two identically framed images) - Mark has documented various locations at both its most peaceful and its most crowded. The general perception of solitude is that of an empty space – devoid of noise and distraction – but what if some people prefer ‘escaping’ surrounded by crowds; by commotion; by engagement. The work is meant to resonate with the viewer allowing themselves to choose which image they relate to the most.


Read our interview with Mark

 

View more photography from Mark here

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First Hundred Days by Adam Shaw

16 -29 April 2020

Have you ever wondered what people are really hoping for when voting in a general election? This is the inspiration behind Adam Shaw's recent personal project First Hundred Days.  Adam recorded a conversation and portrait of one person each day for the first hundred days of Boris Johnson’s Conservative government, asking the question, “What are you hoping for?” Be the responses personal or political, here you can read the hopes of the people Adam met.

Spotlight showcases the first 40 days subjects and hopes.

 

Read our interview with Adam giving an insight into the background and execution of the project.

 

View Adam's profile to see his commercial photography.

 

When viewing the images, click on i to read the subjects hopes.

 

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Dead Beauty - A Photo Book by Juan Carlos Verona
Juan Carlos Verona

2 -15 April 2020

Before these challenging times happened Juan was planning to make an exhibition of his latest project which for safety reasons went on hold. Due to the uncertain times we are living, seeing how people are risking their lives to provide health and essential services at this difficult moment, Juan collected the images in a photo book where all profit will go to two charities helping people during this time: The Trussel Trust in UK and Asociación Libelula in Spain.
 
 
About the Book
 
While thinking about decadence, beauty and how we feel about time, Juan Carlos Verona wanted to express these emotions, placing hair extensions on boys heads leaving a small fraction of time to style them, allowing chaos and intuition to perform.
 
Hair has multiple layers with different meanings and purposes. It can be transformed after it has been cut, reshaped and coloured. In life, hair is the witness of these changes we go through.
 
You can buy the book here:
 
 
 
To see more still life, fashion & portraiture from Juan Carlos Verona click here
 
 
 

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16 Kate Abbey

Past Exhibition

Spotlight - Youth
AOP Photographer Members

26 July - 24 August 2018

You could pick a word or theme out of a hat and be able to explore our FIND a Photographer search to curate an amazing Spotlight every time. 

 

Here we're looking at YOUTH, from sleeping babes in arms to joyful adventures, awkward gangly teen limbs to the shaping of identity in to adulthood.

 

©Kate Abbey

16 Kate Abbey
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10 Title Tobias Delcroix

Past Exhibition

Student Exhibition
Tobias Delcroix

18 June - 27 June

AOP Student Member Tobias Delcroix was selected as a random winner to showcase some of his work and projects as an AOP Online Exhibition because he entered the 2018 Student Awards.

Tobias began exploring photography when he was fifteen mostly through taking photos of his friends and of himself. His interest in art has driven him to create and focus more on surreal, conceptual and fashion images and that is how he has grown up and improve over the years as a freelance artist.

Initially completing an English Degree at university in France, his path led him to leave his native country and move to the United Kingdom in 2016 where he has been studying film/television and photography in Edinburgh.

Tobias really enjoys sharing his photographic experience and collaborating with people. At the age of eighteen, he has created the Hypervigilant album cover of the New York based band From States Away and since then, Tobias keeps working with other artists and businesses helping them to find their own visual identities.

His work has been featured on the Vogue Italia's photography platform PhotoVogue which promotes photographers around the world. He is represented in the United Kingdom by Crew Scotland and he is also a member of the Association of Photographers and of the British Institute of Professional Photography.

In the future, Tobias aspires to work in the film industry as a cinematographer along with managing his personal fine art/fashion photography work. 

www.tobiasdelcroix.com

©Tobias Delcroix

10 Title Tobias Delcroix
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Anderson Low Sky 27 Gymnasts NDGT 1998 2002

Past Exhibition

AOP50 Image Gallery
AOP Photographer Members 1968-2018

17 April - 1 June 2018

2018 is a special year for us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary. What better way to mark such an important milestone than to present a retrospective of our members' most iconic images at a public exhibition at one of the UK's leading locations.

To recognise this important milestone, this exhibition, curated by Zelda Cheatle, presents a collection of images that define 50 years of the AOP, selected to illustrate the impact, diversity and quality of work by its members since 1968, who have included David Bailey, Lord Snowdon, Barry Lategan, Patrick Lichfield, Giles Duley and Nadav Kander. Their work will have been seen by the public the world over, from iconic images of celebrities and stars like Twiggy, in major advertising campaigns and countless car manufacturers, as well as documenting some of the world’s turning points, including wars, famine and humanitarian disasters. Many of their images have defined a generation, and helped to shape public opinion and create change.

18 April - 1 June 2018

Lobby, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf

Exhibiting artists include: 
 
Adam Hinton, Alan Brooking, Amit & Naroop, Anderson & Low, Andy Green, Barry Lategan, Carol Sharp, Carolyn Mendelsohn, Clare Park, Clive Boursnell, Cornel Lucas, David Eustace, David Fairman, Donald Silverstein, Duffy, Duncan Caractacus Clark, Edgar Martins, Elizabeth Zeschin, Graham Ford, Harry Cory Wright, Jillian Edelstein, John Claridge, Jonathan Olley, Joseph Ford, Ken Griffiths, Laura Pannack, Lorenzo Vitturi, Marcus Doyle, Marcus Lyon, Martin Usbourne, Max Forsythe, Michael St Maur Sheil, Nadav Kander, Paul Wakefield, Paul Wenham Clarke, Peter Lavery, Rolph Gobits, Rory Carnegie, Sandra Lousada, Simon Norfolk, Simon Page Ritchie, Siobhan Doran, Spencer Rowell, Terence Donovan, Tessa Bunney, Tessa Traeger, Tim Flach, Tim Hetherington, Tom Murray, Tom Stoddart, Vikram Kushwah and Zed Nelson.

 

©Anderson & Low

Anderson Low Sky 27 Gymnasts NDGT 1998 2002
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Colin Hutton

Past Exhibition

Spotlight - Double
Curated by MPrint

30 April - 14 May

Our AOP Spotlight invites guest curators to showcase a selection of AOP Photographer member's images that they have found using our FIND a Photographer search function under their chosen theme. This month we hand over to AOP Affiliate Company member MPrint, who have curated this curated selection of images.

"Casting around for ideas to use as the theme for our showcase, Marc and I chose “Double” since there was a not-so-subliminal connection to our printing work and, more importantly, we felt it might throw up an interesting range of images depending on how it was interpreted.

We tried to make this interpretation as loose and all-encompassing as we could to reflect (if you’ll excuse the pun) the wide range of specialisms and talents on offer from the membership. We hope we have chosen some images to interest everyone whether it’s a meditative double exposure, a highly polished still life or a captured moment, we enjoyed seeing Double through the eyes of the AOP."

-Matt Wreford and Marc Schlossman, MPrint 

 

©Colin Hutton

Colin Hutton
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08 Mads Perch

Past Exhibition

Spotlight - Portraiture
Curated by Curious Productions

21st Feb - 16th March 2018

Our AOP Spotlight invites guest curators to showcase a selection of AOP Photographer member's images that they have found using our FIND a Photographer search function under their chosen theme. This month we hand over to AOP Affiliate Company member Curious Productions, who have curated this gorgeous selection of images.

"I have chosen portraiture, mainly because I like looking at people, trying to get an idea of what they are like and wondering if the picture has captured their personality. A good portrait can do that, I remember a great shot of Michael Heseltine, shot slightly from above ( I think it was by Nigel Parry but can’t recall). Heseltine’s bouffant and cragged brow spoke of both his seriousness and sizeable ego.

On the other hand a portrait can leave you with a lot more questions than answers, two kids, arms around shoulders, I’ve no idea who they are, yet the picture intrigues me 

I really enjoyed scrolling through the  AOP’s find function, I’ve chosen famous people to unknowns, fashion to documentary, it’s all there and more besides.

Then there’s Frank Sidebottom with little Frank, a lesson in not taking anything too seriously."

-Alastair Thompson, Curious Productions

 

©Mads Perch

08 Mads Perch
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Stephen Lenthall

Past Exhibition

Spotlight - Drink
Curated by Emma Taylor

Jan-Feb

Our AOP Spotlight invites guest curators to showcase a selection of AOP Photographer member's images that they have found using our FIND a Photographer search function under their chosen theme. This month our very own Membership Guru, Emma Taylor, has taken the reigns and curated this gorgeous selection of images.

 

I've chosen 'Drink' as my theme.

I found atmospheric lifestyle photography with kids warming hands on a good mug of hot chocolate, a team having celebratory beers on the beach, to a rum artisan distilling the perfect blend.

There are elaborate cocktails with precariously balanced garnishes, wonderful conceptual takes on fruit tea flavours and dripping brand marks. 

The fantastic breadth of work in FIND led me curate a Spotlight that runs the full gamut of what Drinks photography can be and I hope it inspires you and feeds your eyes.

- Emma Taylor


©Stephen Lenthall

Stephen Lenthall
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34PAA 24330 68757 Lorentz Gullachsen

Past Exhibition

2017 Award Winners Gallery
2017 Award Winners

13th Oct - 13th Nov

The evening of Thursday 12th October saw the 34th AOP Awards presentation where AOP Executive Director Seamus McGibbon announced the winners of the 2017 AOP Awards.

 

View the winners in this gallery, a huge congratulations to all our fantastic winners this year!

 

©Lorentz Gullachsen

34PAA 24330 68757 Lorentz Gullachsen
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5 Jonathan Minster

Past Exhibition

Still Life
Curated by Louise Turner, Flock

25th August - 15th September 2017

In this series of Spotlights we are handing the creative control over to our AOP Agent members. Each month a different leading photographic agent will curate an exhibition within their chosen title and theme from work included in our Find A Photographer area of the AOP website.

This month, Flock have chosen a great selection of both commissioned and personal work from our photographer members under the heading of 'Still Life'.

 

I’ve always loved still life photography as it’s an opportunity to see an object through their eyes. There’s always the thrill of seeing something (usually familiar) from a new perspective. As they have complete control over the whole process it’s incredibly reflective of that photographer offering up windows into their creativity and their thought processes. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the process of looking through the specialism on the AOP’s site and hope you enjoy this small exhibition just as much! 

 
Louise Turner, Flock

©Jonathan Minster

5 Jonathan Minster
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Liam Arthur 9164

Past Exhibition

Locals
Curated by Kevin Moore from Common Era

7th - 25th August 2017

In this series of online exhibitions we are handing the creative control over to our AOP Agent members. Each fortnight a different leading photographic agent will curate an exhibition within their chosen title and theme from work included in our Find A Photographer area of the AOP website.

This fortnight, Common Era have chosen a great selection of both commissioned and personal work from our photographer members under the heading of 'Locals'.

 

I've gone with the theme of "locals" as I've always enjoyed the ability of photography to tell us about people and places both near and far. From the British seaside to a lush garden in Japan, I've enjoyed a quick trip around the world just by browsing the AOP photographers' galleries.

Kevin Moore, Common Era


© Liam Arthur

Liam Arthur 9164
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Hannah Fishwick 34SAB 23096 65724

Past Exhibition

2017 Student Award Winners

7th July - 14th July 2017

The winners of the 2017 Student Awards were announced at the Student Awards Party and Presentation on Tuesday 4th July at creative agency Mother. The party and exhibition was a great success with a fantastic turnout to celebrate all 56 finalists and 4 overall winners, attended by AOP Photographer members, art buyers, agents, as well as many family and friends.

Click below to see who our judges decided to crown Best in Show and Best in Category!

 

©Hannah Fishwick

Hannah Fishwick 34SAB 23096 65724
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Simon Clarke 34SAD 23098 65738

Past Exhibition

2017 Student Award Finalists - 'Places'

23rd June - 30th June 2017

With the 2017 Student Award presentation fast approaching, we are please to announce our 2017 Student Award Finalists!

This week we are exhibiting the 20 finalists in the 'Places' category. Congratulations to Amy Gurner, Andy Wasley, Craig Clayton, Douglas Ritchie, Ellen Folkard, Helen Crute, Jessica Cristina da silva Andrade, Joe Roper, Lucy Jarvis, Nubia Farrall, Paul McDade, Rose Sapey, Samara Knight, Simon Clarke, Susann Bigglestone, Suzanne Forrest, and Tom Lucas.

And finally a huge thanks to our 2017 judges Rachell Smith, Howard Kingsnorth and Karl Taylor, who had the tough decisions to make when going through the huge number of entries we received this year.

 

One winner from each category and the overall 'Best in Show' will be announced on 4th July at the exhibition and party at Downstairs at Mother from 7:00-9:30pm. Tickets cost £5 and can be PURCHASED HERE

 

© Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke 34SAD 23098 65738
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Suzanne Forrest 34SAC 22415 64575

Past Exhibition

2017 Student Award Finalists - 'Things'

30th June - 7th July 2017

With the 2017 Student Award presentation fast approaching, we are please to announce our 2017 Student Award Finalists!

This week we are exhibiting the 20 finalists in the 'Things' category. Congratulations to Adrian Cirisanu, Benjamin Tait, Bridie Lewis, Hannah Wirgman, Ivaylo Andreev, John McCabe, Justin Shurmer, Karim Schembri, Karim Skalli, Kerry Curl, Kevin Mora-Rosenkranz, Leesa Tulloch, Maciej Krzyminski, Martin Gibb, Michael Duckworth, Simon Clarke, Simon Garner, Suzanne Forrest, and Zoe Jackson.

And finally a huge thanks to our 2017 judges Rachell Smith, Howard Kingsnorth and Karl Taylor, who had the tough decisions to make when going through the huge number of entries we received this year.

 

One winner from each category and the overall 'Best in Show' will be announced on 4th July at the exhibition and party at Downstairs at Mother from 7:00-9:30pm. Tickets cost £5 and can be PURCHASED HERE

 

© Suzanne Forrest

Suzanne Forrest 34SAC 22415 64575
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Adam Woollands 34SAB 23142 65851

Past Exhibition

2017 Student Award Finalists - 'People'

16th June - 23rd June

With the 2017 Student Award presentation fast approaching, we are please to announce our 2017 Student Award Finalists!

This week we are exhibiting the 20 finalists in the 'People' category. Congratulations to Abigail Smith, Adam Woollands, Anna Baylis, Christopher Courage, Denis Streha, Hannah Fishwick, Jamain Gordon, Jixuan Liu, Jo Cock, John McCabe, Joseph Thompson, Laura Feliu, Lauren Forster, Lorna Kelley, Louis Supple, Sarah Goulding, Sarah Newman, Stephen Louw and Tommy Hatwell.

And finally a huge thanks to our 2017 judges Rachell Smith, Howard Kingsnorth and Karl Taylor, who had the tough decisions to make when going through the huge number of entries we received this year.

 

One winner from each category and the overall 'Best in Show' will be announced on 4th July at the exhibition and party at Downstairs at Mother from 7:00-9:30pm. Tickets cost £5 and can be PURCHASED HERE

 

© Adam Woollands

Adam Woollands 34SAB 23142 65851
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03 Kim Watson

Past Exhibition

Fashion
AOP Photographer Members

5th May - 16th June 2017

This month we are showcasing some of our member's work under the title of 'Fashion'. 

 

© Kim Watson

03 Kim Watson
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20 Peter Lippmann

Past Exhibition

Flux
Curated by Trayler & Trayler

7th April - 21st April

In this series of online exhibitions we are handing the creative control over to our AOP Agent members. Each fortnight a different leading photographic agent will curate an exhibition within their chosen title and theme from work included in our Find A Photographer area of the AOP website.

This fortnight, Trayler & Trayler has chosen a great selection of both commissioned and personal work from our photographer members under the heading of 'Flux'.

 

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."  Frederick Douglass

We are a nation in a state of Flux. Nothing seems permanent. Everything seems transient. Consistent only in its inconsistencies. 

The images selected powerfully evoke this sense of change. We hope you enjoy viewing them as much as we enjoyed choosing them.

-Trayler & Trayler


© Peter Lippmann

20 Peter Lippmann
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13 Ian Hooton

Past Exhibition

Beauty
AOP Photographer Members

21st April - 5th May 2017

This fortnight we are showcasing some of our member's work under the title of 'Beauty'.

 

© Ian Hooton

13 Ian Hooton
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01 Bernd Opitz

Past Exhibition

Nicely Odd
Curated by Sarah Daw

24th March - 7th April

In this series of online exhibitions we are handing the creative control over to our AOP Agent members. Each fortnight a different leading photographic agent will curate an exhibition within their chosen title and theme from work included in our member Find A Photographer area of the AOP website.

This fortnight Sarah Daw has chosen a great selection of both commissioned and personal work from our photographer members under the theme 'Nicely Odd'

"As an Agent (and photographer) I’m always looking for the narrative, somebody who sees what a thousand others dismiss.

Nicely Odd caught my eye. Enjoy!"

SARAHDAW  

 

© Bernd Opitz

01 Bernd Opitz
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Howard Kingsnorth

Past Exhibition

Aerial
Curated by Katy Niker

10th - 24th March, 2017

In this series of online exhibitions we are handing the creative control over to our AOP Agent members. Each fortnight a different leading photographic agent will curate an exhibition within their chosen title and theme from work included in our member Find A Photographer area of the AOP website.

This fortnight Katy Niker has chosen a great selection of both commissioned and personal work from our photographer members under the theme 'Aerial'.

Katy had this to say about her selection process:

"Initially I just went through the photographers work that came up when I selected the specialism Aerial, as I have always loved images from an elevated perspective of our amazing and complicated world.

I just chose images I was instantly drawn too, but what I really loved was seeing the diversity of the images when I looked at them altogether.  With Aerial photography I feel it is easy for a photographer to simply rely on the landscape below, but what I really like about this collection of images is how, to varying degrees, the photographer has influenced the image and what they wanted the viewer to see and appreciate."

Curated by Katy Niker, Burnham Niker  

© Howard Kingsnorth

Howard Kingsnorth
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01 Paul Craig

Past Exhibition

Moments
Curated by Lisa Pritchard

24th February - 10th March 2017

In this series of online exhibitions we are handing the creative control over to our AOP Agent members. Each fortnight a different leading photographic agent will curate an exhibition within their chosen title and theme from work included in our member Find A Photographer area of the AOP website.

This fortnight Lisa Pritchard has chosen a great selection of both commissioned and personal work from our photographer members under the theme 'Moments'

''I’ve chosen the theme ‘Moments’ for my exhibition as it sums up my very favourite type of photography. I can never tire of looking at images of spontaneous captured moments, whether it’s a dynamic action shot or just an everyday scenario. It’s been fun looking through all the members work to pick my ‘Moments’ and interesting how many diverse styles and subject matters I came across that still fitted the theme.’' 


Lisa Pritchard, Lisa Pritchard Agency

 

© Paul Craig

01 Paul Craig
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33OAA 22176 63978

Past Exhibition

AOP Open Awards

17th February - 24th February 2017

© Ian Gabaldoni

Over the past weeks we have been going through this years AOP Awards, category by category to celebrate the quality and diversity of the finalist images displayed over the weekend. This week will showcase the final category of the AOP Awards, the Open Awards, Curated by Bruno Bayley. Enjoy!

The 33rd AOP Awards Presentation & Party was a huge success on Thursday 13th October at The Old Truman Brewery. The finalist images were displayed in categories around the vast space. A fabulous mix of art buyers, press, agents, photographers, affiliated colleges and businesses serving the photography industry celebrated the staggering work on display. We are extremely proud of the success of our awards, not only the outstanding quality of entries, but the buzz was tangible. 

 

33OAA 22176 63978
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Virginie Petorin 07649

Past Exhibition

2017 Junior Assistant Competition Winners

10th - 17th February 2017

© Virginie Petorin

To illustrate our commitment to encouraging and developing photographic talent, the AOP in association with Fixation launched our very first photography competition exclusively for AOP Junior Assistant members. We wanted to give a platform to showcase their brilliant work, and support them in making the great leap forward into careers as professional photographers.

The winners are:

George Baxter

Graeme Cunningham

Christopher Lanaway

Anneleen Lindsay

Virginie Petorin

The standard of entries was exceptional but our five winners really stood out above the rest.

Judges include Philip Haynes, photographer and AOP member, Michele ChannerFixation General Manager and Roger Hutchings, photographer, photojournalist and Senior Lecturer at London College of Communication.

As well as being featured in this online exhibition, each of the 5 winners will win a Fixation Assistant Bag worth over £400, a year’s free Junior Assistant membership and their work being featured on the Fixation website.

Virginie Petorin 07649
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33PAQ 21263S 61672

Past Exhibition

AOP Awards 2016 Categories - Project
AOP Photographer Members

3rd February - 10th February 2017

© Oli Kellett

Over the coming weeks we will be going through this years AOP Awards, category by category to celebrate the quality and diversity of the finalist images displayed over the weekend. For the next week we're looking at Project, Curated by 'It's Nice That', Enjoy!

The 33rd AOP Awards Presentation & Party was a huge success on Thursday 13th October at The Old Truman Brewery. The finalist images were displayed in categories around the vast space. A fabulous mix of art buyers, press, agents, photographers, affiliated colleges and businesses serving the photography industry celebrated the staggering work on display. We are extremely proud of the success of our awards, not only the outstanding quality of entries, but the buzz was tangible. 

 

33PAQ 21263S 61672
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33PAO 21311 62326

Past Exhibition

AOP Awards 2016 Categories - Non-Commissioned Fashion & Beauty
AOP Photographer Members

27th January - 3rd February 2017

Over the coming weeks we will be going through this years AOP Awards, category by category to celebrate the quality and diversity of the finalist images displayed over the weekend. For the next week we're looking at Non-Commissioned Fashion & Beauty, Curated by Perry Curties, Enjoy!

The 33rd AOP Awards Presentation & Party was a huge success on Thursday 13th October at The Old Truman Brewery. The finalist images were displayed in categories around the vast space. A fabulous mix of art buyers, press, agents, photographers, affiliated colleges and businesses serving the photography industry celebrated the staggering work on display. We are extremely proud of the success of our awards, not only the outstanding quality of entries, but the buzz was tangible. 

 

© Bernd Opitz

33PAO 21311 62326
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33PAM 21521 62298

Past Exhibition

AOP Awards 2016 Categories - Non-Commissioned Object
AOP Photographer Members

20th January - 27 January 2017

Over the coming weeks we will be going through this years AOP Awards, category by category to celebrate the quality and diversity of the finalist images displayed over the weekend. For the next week we're looking at Non-Commissioned Object, Curated by Henny Manley, Enjoy!

The 33rd AOP Awards Presentation & Party was a huge success on Thursday 13th October at The Old Truman Brewery. The finalist images were displayed in categories around the vast space. A fabulous mix of art buyers, press, agents, photographers, affiliated colleges and businesses serving the photography industry celebrated the staggering work on display. We are extremely proud of the success of our awards, not only the outstanding quality of entries, but the buzz was tangible. 

 

© Regan/Grey

33PAM 21521 62298
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33PAK 21649 62627

Past Exhibition

AOP Awards 2016 Categories - Non-Commissioned Environment
AOP Photographer Members

13 January - 20 January 2017

Over the coming weeks we will be going through this years AOP Awards, category by category to celebrate the quality and diversity of the finalist images displayed over the weekend. For the next week we're looking at Non-Commissioned Environment, Curated by Laura Noble, Enjoy!

The 33rd AOP Awards Presentation & Party was a huge success on Thursday 13th October at The Old Truman Brewery. The finalist images were displayed in categories around the vast space. A fabulous mix of art buyers, press, agents, photographers, affiliated colleges and businesses serving the photography industry celebrated the staggering work on display. We are extremely proud of the success of our awards, not only the outstanding quality of entries, but the buzz was tangible. 

 

© Greg White

33PAK 21649 62627
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33PAI 21551 62383

Past Exhibition

AOP Awards 2016 Categories - Non-Commissioned Life
AOP Photographer Members

6 January 2017 - 13 January 2017

Over the coming weeks we will be going through this years AOP Awards, category by category to celebrate the quality and diversity of the finalist images displayed over the weekend. For the next week we're looking at Non-Commissioned Life, Curated by Kirstie Johnstone, Enjoy!

The 33rd AOP Awards Presentation & Party was a huge success on Thursday 13th October at The Old Truman Brewery. The finalist images were displayed in categories around the vast space. A fabulous mix of art buyers, press, agents, photographers, affiliated colleges and businesses serving the photography industry celebrated the staggering work on display. We are extremely proud of the success of our awards, not only the outstanding quality of entries, but the buzz was tangible. 

 

© Lulu Ash

33PAI 21551 62383
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33PAG 20995 60985

Past Exhibition

AOP Awards 2016 - Non-Commissioned Portrait
AOP Photographer members

19th December 2016 - 6th January 2017

Over the coming weeks we will be going through this years AOP Awards, category by category to celebrate the quality and diversity of the finalist images displayed over the weekend. For the next two weeks were looking at Non-Commissioned Portrait, Curated by Terence Pepper, Enjoy!

The 33rd AOP Awards Presentation & Party was a huge success on Thursday 13th October at The Old Truman Brewery. The finalist images were displayed in categories around the vast space. A fabulous mix of art buyers, press, agents, photographers, affiliated colleges and businesses serving the photography industry celebrated the staggering work on display. We are extremely proud of the success of our awards, not only the outstanding quality of entries, but the buzz was tangible. 

 

©Kelvin Murray

33PAG 20995 60985
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Past Exhibition

AOP Awards 2016 - Commissioned Editorial
AOP Photographer Members

28 November - 19 December 2016

Over the coming weeks we will be going through this years AOP Awards, category by category to celebrate the quality and diversity of the finalist images displayed over the weekend. For the next two weeks were looking at Commissioned Editorial curated by Piers Morgan, Enjoy!

The 33rd AOP Awards Presentation & Party was a huge success on Thursday 13th October at The Old Truman Brewery. The finalist images were displayed in categories around the vast space. A fabulous mix of art buyers, press, agents, photographers, affiliated colleges and businesses serving the photography industry celebrated the staggering work on display. We are extremely proud of the success of our awards, not only the outstanding quality of entries, but the buzz was tangible. 

 

 

Image © Richard Bradbury

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33PAC 21546 62353

Past Exhibition

AOP Awards 2016 - Commissioned Design
AOP Photographer members

21 - 27 November 2016

Over the coming weeks we will be going through this years AOP Awards, category by category to celebrate the quality and diversity of the finalist images displayed over the weekend. This week we look at Commissioned Design, Curated by Stuart Radford, Enjoy!

The 33rd AOP Awards Presentation & Party was a huge success on Thursday 13th October at The Old Truman Brewery. The finalist images were displayed in categories around the vast space. A fabulous mix of art buyers, press, agents, photographers, affiliated colleges and businesses serving the photography industry celebrated the staggering work on display. We are extremely proud of the success of our awards, not only the outstanding quality of entries, but the buzz was tangible. 

 

 

Image © Seamus Ryan

33PAC 21546 62353
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1 Markku Lahdesmaki Comm Advertisting Single

Past Exhibition

AOP Awards 2016 - Commissioned Advertising
AOP Photographer Members

14 - 20 November 2016

Over the coming weeks we will be going through this years AOP Awards, category by category to celebrate the quality and diversity of the finalist images displayed over the weekend. This week we look at Commissioned Advertising, Curated by Andy Taylor, Enjoy!

The 33rd AOP Awards Presentation & Party was a huge success on Thursday 13th October at The Old Truman Brewery. The finalist images were displayed in categories around the vast space. A fabulous mix of art buyers, press, agents, photographers, affiliated colleges and businesses serving the photography industry celebrated the staggering work on display. We are extremely proud of the success of our awards, not only the outstanding quality of entries, but the buzz was tangible. 

Image © Markku Lahdesmaki

1 Markku Lahdesmaki Comm Advertisting Single
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14 Benedict Redgrove Non Comm Object Series 3 of 3

Past Exhibition

The AOP Awards Winners
Winners of the AOP Awards

13 October - 13 November 2016

The AOP have taken over the largest space at the Old Truman Brewery to show off the finalists of the AOP Awards from 14 -17 October, the winners were revealed last night, here you can see what the fuss was a about.

Image © Benedict Redgrove

14 Benedict Redgrove Non Comm Object Series 3 of 3
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David Boni

Past Exhibition

Lifestyle & People Photography Spotlight
AOP Photographer members, curated by Hat Margioles

23 September - 14 October

We asked a guest curator to choose a selection of images from work included in our member Find A Photographer area of the AOP website based on a theme or specialism.

This month Hat Margolies from Lucid Representaion has chosen a beautiful selection of both commissioned and personal work from our photographer members’ Lifestyle & People Photography.

Image credit: ©  David Boni

 

David Boni
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Peter Dazeley

Past Exhibition

Still Life & Product Photography Spotlight
AOP Photographer members, curated by Charlotte Morgan

1 September - 22 September

We asked a guest curator to choose a selection of images from work included in our member Find A Photographer area of the AOP website based on a theme or specialism.

This month Charlotte Morgan has chosen a great selection of both commissioned and personal work from our photographer members’ Still Life & Product Photography.

I’m a huge fan of pin-sharp, graphic still life, anything that makes you look twice and of course motorbikes!” Charlotte Morgan.

Image credit: © Peter Dazeley 
 

Peter Dazeley
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Jo Cock Solitude

Past Exhibition

AOP Student Awards 2016 Winners' Focus
Winners' of the AOP Student Awards 2016

25 August to 1 September

The Association of Photographers  announced the winners of the 2016 Student Awards last month. This online exhibition, as part of their prize, allows the winners to showcase some of their other work, along side their winning image.

Judges James Eckersley, Nigel Harniman & Paul Hill have selected a Best in Category for each category, plus one overall Best in Show. 

Nina Baillie won Best in 'People' category, judged by James Eckersley
Kieran Cashell won Best in 'Places' category, judged by Paul Hill
Sian Oliver won Best in 'Things' category, judged by Nigel Harniman 
Jo Cock won Best in Show, agreed by all three judges

 
Kieran, Sian and Jo are all AOP Student members. 

Jo Cock Solitude
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Eugenio Franchi

Past Exhibition

Automotive Photography
Curated by Niall Horton-Stephens

22 July - 25 August 2016

Each month we ask a guest curator to choose a selection of images from work included in our member Find A Photographer area of the AOP website based on a theme or specialism.

This month Niall Horton-Stephens has chosen a great selection of both commissioned and personal work from 15 of our photographer members’ Automotive Photography.

“The AOP represents many of the cream of automotive photographers and I hope this selection begins to hint at the enormous breadth of styles and high quality that members are capable of.” Niall Horton-Stephens

Eugenio Franchi
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smith simon4

Past Exhibition

Food & Drink
AOP Photographer Members'

19th May - 7th July 2016

We wanted to be able to showcase our brilliant members’ strengths, so each month we will feature a specialism from ‘Find a Photographer’. This month is Food & Drink Photography. 

smith simon4
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Mallett Kevin1

Past Exhibition

World
AOP members

1st April until 19 May 2016

The dictionary defines 'World' as the earth, together with all of its countries and peoples. This month's themed exhibition calls for entries that represent the themes of wholesomeness, togetherness, diversity, culture. Expect vibrancy and variation as we travel the World.

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Past Exhibition

Colours
AOP Photographer Members'

10 February 2016 until 18 March 2016

Let us try and bring the springtime sun out with our next themed exhibition, ‘Colours’. We asked our photographer members to submit colour inspired photographs - literally and figuratively. Scenes, details, narratives or moods. Subtle tones or technicolour musings!
 
Selected submissions form this online exhibition covering the interpretations in which the theme of Colours is represented. The exhibition will be showcased on the AOP Website from 10 February 2016 until 18 March 2016.

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Finalists from the 2015 AOP Open Award
Finalists of the AOP Open Award

10th January until 10th February 2016

The AOP are proud to present our new online exhibition: Finalists from the 2015 AOP Open Award. This will run from 10 January until 10 February. 

We were chuffed to see such high quality work at our 32nd Photography Awards, and loved celebrating with you all. 
 
We are already busy preparing for the launch of this year's awards in the spring (the awards will take place in October) so until then enjoy the gallery.  

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AOP Members' Exhibition: Celebration
AOP Photographer Members'

2nd December until 10th January

The holiday season is upon us and to start it off we have a brand new online exhibition ‘Celebration’. A feeling of warmth in our tummies, anything that embodied celebration, ceremonies of respect as well as festivity & rejoicing.

Enjoy the festive season with some of the AOP Photographer members' wonderful work!

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Past Exhibition

AOP Student Member Showcase
AOP Student Members

16th November until 2nd December

With the Student Awards now open for entries, we thought it would be great to have a little warm up, and get our student members to show us what they are made of!

The following selected submissions form a curated online exhibition showcasing the talent of the AOP Student members. The exhibition will be live on the AOP Website from 16th November until 2nd December 2015.

There was no theme, only the stipulation that it must be something they are proud of, they are a member & they are not able to enter it in to the Student Awards.

The exhibition was curated by Stephen Potts, he said about the selection:

"It has been a great pleasure to curate this exhibition of work by AOP Student Members, the photographers who represent the future of our industry, I hope you enjoy seeing the quality and imagination demonstrated in their images that brilliantly capture a wide range of subjects." 

Stephen Potts is a commercial photographer with over 30 years experience in the industry that began with an apprenticeship at an advertising studio in his home town of Belfast, self-employed since 1993, he shoots both moving and still images for advertising, corporate and industrial clients. Stephen was elected this year to serve as a Member Director on the AOP Board and is a committed advocate of the Association's role in supporting AOP Student Members to ensure the industry's sustainability.

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The AOP Assistant Award, 2015
AOP Assisting Photographer Members

Running from 2nd until 16th November

The AOP Photography Awards is the most prestigious and highly respected competition for professional photographers worldwide. We take a look at the fantastic work that got through in the Assistant Award Category. To be eligible to enter you must be an assisting photographer member of the AOP. There was no theme. 

This year we really had some outstanding work! Congratulations to the finalists and winners!

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The AOP Photography Awards 2015 - Winners
Winners of the Photogrpahy Awards

13th October until 2nd November 2015

Image: © Olly Burn, 1 of 4 in Commissioned Advertising Series, Best in Category

The Association of Photography's (AOP) 32nd Photography Awards presentation party was a huge success on Thursday 8th October at The Old Truman Brewery. The finalist images were displayed in categories around the vast space. The Best in Categories were revealed by Robert Elms at 7.30pm to the 800+ strong crowd. A fabulous mix of art buyers, press, agents, photographers, affiliated colleges and businesses serving the photography industry celebrated the staggering work on display. We are extremely proud of the success of our awards, not only the outstanding quality of entries, but the buzz was tangible. 

 

The awards exhibition was free entry and open to the public on Friday 9th October, Saturday 10th October and Sunday 11th October, with between 350-450 visitors each day. 

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AOP Members' Exhibition: Separation
AOP Members

14th September until 11th October 2105

The AOP is proud to announce the return of its themed exhibitions, we invited members to share their experiences  and interpretations of separation, be it landscapes, portraits, lifestyle, travel; the list is endless.

Physically, mentally or metaphorically, we all deal with types of separation from day to day. It can be something as life changing as loss, to something as inconspicuous as separating the recycling or your washing. 

The 30 images in this gallery have been selected from submissions by AOP Photographer members, you will see a beautiful range & varied interpretation of the brief.

Members included in this gallery: Phil James, Nick Dawe, Alan Gignoux, Wendy Carrig, Susanna Wegner and James Callaghan.

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The 31st AOP Photography Awards - Assistant Awards.
AOP Assisting Photographer Members

From 7 September until 14 September

Another look at last years finalists for the AOP Assistant Award Category.

The finalists have been selected for this years Photography Awards. We hope that you will join us for our 32nd AOP Photography Awards presentation and party, which will take place at The Old Truman Brewery on Thursday 8th October, 6.30-10.30pm. 

Tickets cover the cost of entry and include complementary refreshments, they are available to purchase at £20 for AOP members or £25 for non-members, buy yours here.

Special Offer: for every 5 tickets you buy you will receive 1 free (to take advantage of this offer bookings must be made in person either by calling the office on 020 7739 6669 or email info@aophoto.co.uk). 

Exhibition and Events 

The presentation party if followed by the Awards Exhibition at The Old Truman Brewery between Friday 9th and Sunday 11th October that includes a comprehensive programme of events and talks in association with ShootLDN and Photoblock. 

Talks range from; how to make the leap from stills to moving image, an introduction to social media, selling fine art prints, portfolio reviews, copyright for photographers and starting out as a freelancer. Check out here for the latest confirmed programme.  
 


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Past Exhibition

AOP Student Award Winner, Kirstin Barnes
Kirstin Barnes

From 31 August until 7 September

Still in a daze from winning the AOP Student Awards 2015, Kirstin Barnes is delighted to be able to showcase some of her work with an AOP Online Exhibition. Barnes’ work tends to look at female issues of identity, sex, love and empowerment and is now increasingly involving new technologies and has progressed into film and installation. 

The exhibition features her winning image, Laura, (2014) which was submitted to the charity category, for the Samaritans. The image was taken in daytime, just after a storm and aimed to catch the beautiful light and a girl tinged with sadness. 

Also included is the series, The Beast In Me (2014). These images are all self –portrait and shot with just moonlight. The images portray a metamorphosis of being the used and abused of a sexual encounter, into the predator, the beast. They take you through a personal journey of Barnes’ own sexual empowerment.

 Finally presented is Somebody’s Mother (2015). These are stills from a film, which will become an installation, looking at the possible effects that being a sex worker could have on their children’s lives and childhoods. These images have then been randomly digitally manipulated, creating sometimes uncomfortable and sometimes almost renaissance results. The images feature performance artist Kate Spence.

 Prints are available of all images, direct from thehub https://art.tt/vwk

 www.kirstinbarnesphotography.com

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Past Exhibition

The AOP Student Awards 2015 Finalists' Exhibition

From 5th August until 30th August

The Association of Photographers (AOP) is proud to present the AOP Student Awards 2015 Finalist Exhibition. Thursday 30th July 2015 saw the winners revealed at theprintspace gallery, who are sponsoring the event.
The exhibition will be at theprintspace from the 30th July until 11th August. 
A total of 60 images, across 47 student photographers is displayed.
The four category briefs for entrants to select from, were set by leading professional photographers & judges for this years’ awards, they were:

  • 'Social Media: Animal Conservation' as set by Tim Flach
  •  'Product Shots: Sense' as set by Richard Maxted
  •  'Brand image: Charity' as set by George Logan
  •  'Sunday Supplement Cover' as set by Wendy Carrig.

Offering a taste of how the photography industry works, giving the student a brief, like what they may expect as a professional photographer. 

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The 31st AOP Photography Awards
Winners of 2014 AOP Awards

12st June - 29th June

With this year's awards now open for entry, here is a reminder of the stunning Best in Category's from 'The 31st AOP Photography Awards, 2014.

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Past Exhibition

Consumption
Richard Allenby-Pratt

30th April - 31st May

The ‘consumption’ project has recently been selected as one of three finalists in the 2014 Syngenta photography award, Professional Commission, that recognizes the work of photographers who focus on subjects relating to the environment and sustainability. The winner will be announced at an event and exhibition at Somerset House in March 2015.

 

‘consumption’ seeks to uncover aspects of the supply chain associated with the modern consumer; from the extraction of resources, to processing, manufacturing, energy production, construction, logistics and retail, through to waste management and reuse - and many other aspects less immediately obvious. In so doing I also find myself looking at the way the natural, ancient, landscape of the United Arab Emirates is being utilised and consumed in the light of exponential, and unrestrained, development and growth. I also look at the more recent efforts to address sustainability issues such as the highest carbon footprint per capita in the world.

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Past Exhibition

Summer Fairs USA
Philip Chudy

31 March - 30th April

This is a selection from an ongoing street style project. Featured are summer fairs in Northern California. The fairs which I have documented occur around the mid-summer solstice. At this time year, one is guaranteed endless blue skies. I tend to arrive late for the magical sweet light. It suffuses the location with a powerful dream like quality which envelopes everyone present. 

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Aircraft Recycling in the UK
Tony Hutchings

3rd February until March 8th

This Project started when Tony Hutchings read an article about aircraft recycling in the UK. Having a life-long interest in all things related to aviation he decided to try to get permission to photograph aircraft at various stages of deconstruction. Unlike in the Mohave Desert where literally thousands of aircraft wait for years under the glare of the sun,  aircraft arriving at Cotswolds Airport do not stay in one piece for long. A Boeing 747 will arrive and immediately the avionics, engines and any other high demand parts are removed, assessed and boxed for shipping. The speed at which a plane is deconstructed leads to a real sense of a moment in time and within four weeks there is nothing remaining of the plane, the final part of the process is to tear up the hull and to transport the alloys to be turned into things like fridges and drinks cans. It is amazing what happens to the some of the more mundane features like doors and windows.Some parts of the aircraft are transformed into sculptures or modern furniture. Other parts like first class sleeper seats become spare beds in loft apartments

There seemed to be only four or five aircraft being deconstructed at any one time and interestingly 99% of the latest generation airliner is recyclable. 

 

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Past Exhibition

A Peace Project
Bernd Eidenmüller

2nd March 2015 - 30th March

Tamera – Healing Biotope I

 

The project was founded in Germany in 1978. In 1995 it moved to Portugal. Today 170 people live and work on a property of 330 acres.

The founding thought was to develop a non-violent life model for cooperation between human being, animal and nature. Soon it became clear that the healing of love and of human community had to be placed at the center of this work. Sexuality, love and partnership need to be freed from lying and fear, for there can be no peace on Earth as long as there is war in love. The ecological and technological research of Tamera includes the implementation of a retention landscape for the healing of water and nature, as well as a model for regional autonomy in energy and food. Through the Global Campus and the Terra Nova School we are working within a global network on the social, ecological and ethical foundations for a new Earth – Terra Nova.

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Past Exhibition

Ronnie and Reggie Kray’s Memorabilia
Dazeley

6th January 2015 until 2nd February 2015

This limited edition folio of 16 images was shot to record the memorabilia of Reggie and Ronnie Kray. The Kray twins were English gangsters who were foremost perpetrators of organized crime in London’s East End during the 1950s and '60s. They were arrested on 9 May 1968 and convicted in 1969 by the efforts of a squad of detectives led by Detective Superintendent Leonard "Nipper" Read, and were both sentenced to Life imprisonment.

The shots are of memorabilia, from the private collection of Andy Jones, of the Littledean Jail, and shows objects from their life of crime and their time at Her Majesty’s pleasure. The low level of weaponry is extraordinary by today’s standards. Reggie’s bayonet, knife and his artist’s paint set.  Ronnie’s cigarette case, comb, draught set, sawn off shotgun, pen and his infamous glasses.  Also in a letter from their mother to a friend discussing her sons, she mentions that they ‘are the most understanding and kindest of people one could meet they have never hurt anyone..’

 

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Past Exhibition

Post Match
Pete Thompson

25th November 2014 until 5th January 2015

Pete is an established photographer based in the Midlands whilst working nationwide.

His work is both powerful and thoughtfully executed and is in demand for projects on blue chip accounts, both in studio and on location, working in the creative and marketing industries.

The Nottingham Rugby player portraits are one of Pete’s latest projects.
Pete wanted to capture the authenticity of todays game, to get this the players were photographed directly on coming off the pitch after competitive matches, and we believe it shows. All these images were shot leading up to and during the push for promotion season. 

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Past Exhibition

Liquid Illusions
Ray Massey

28 October 2014 to 24 November 2014

Liquid Illusions explores how different mediums of liquid, air, oil, pigment and solids can interact to form abstract shapes when disturbed or energised into contact with each other and frozen by high speed electronic flash.

A fascination with uncertainty and the challenges presented by capturing moving liquids prompted Massey to produce this series of 12 "inkblot images". Abstract images created from undirectable fluids push the boundaries to replace some of the excitement and sense of anticipation that the instant gratification of digital photography has deprived us of.  The images were shot in large plate glass tanks: Lighting and liquid rigs, although complicated were distinctly "Heath Robinson" in structure.

Digital photography has deprived us of much of the anticipation, excitement and requirement of technical skills to create images. As with creativity itself; we must create and give it away in order to advance.

Massey builds complicated technical stages to a point where he must surrender and let the spontaneity and beauty of nature take over. Creating a stage where beauty can happen is as important as controlling it.

www.raymassey.com

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Past Exhibition

A Year on the Hill of Corton
Jon Wyand

30 September to 27 October 2014

Jon Wyand is a wine photographer who travels widely but has spent over fifteen years specialising in the region of Burgundy.

For the last fifteen months he has been working every month around the Hill of Corton, an important Grand Cru vineyard site for both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Côte d’Or region of Burgundy in order to record the life and work of the area  through four seasons with the intention of publishing a book.

Having enlisted 2000 subscriptions from local wine producers, the 240 page book “Une Année en Corton” will be published on Nov 5  by Editions Glénat of Grenoble who will publish a French language edition of 5000 in  France,  Belgium and Switzerland. Hopefully a UK, US or Japanese will pick it it up.

This exhibition is a collection of some of the pictures that got in and some that didn’t….

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Past Exhibition

Fields of Battle, Terres de Paix 14-18.
Mike St Maur Sheil

Until 29 September 2014

Fields of Battle-Lands of Peace 14-18 is the result of a collaboration with the late Prof Richard Holmes and documents the battlefields of the First World War as they are today.

Sheil worked on the project for eight years, and estimates that over that time he spent 450 days photographing World War I battlefields from places as diverse as eastern Africa, Poland, Israel and Turkey. "The only major theatre of the war I didn't cover was Iraq," Sheil said. He's now a qualified battlefield guide, leading tours of sites along the Western Front from Belgium to Switzerland.

Sheil's aim was to show how even now, a century after the start of the war, the scarred landscapes in Flanders, on the Somme and Marne rivers, in the Vosges mountains and elsewhere can still reveal to the careful observer the stories of the millions of men who fought and died. 

"There are still traces," Sheil said. "I don't think you'll ever eradicate them."

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Past Exhibition

NATURAL - AOP Members Summer Exhibition

16 July 2014 to 1 September 2014

Natural is the theme for this summers AOP Members group exhibition. Over 100 images were submitted for consideration and after a lot of discussion 45 selected images make up the exhibition.  So make yourself a cup of tea or grab a beer and take a look through the stunning images depicting all that is Natural.  Expect to see anticipated subject matters covered such as beautiful flora and fauna, landscapes, still life, animals etc but as you journey on through there will be a few surprises we hope where you might wish to click past quickly or indeed marvel at the genius abstracts that demonstrate natural in all its beauty.

Natural is the 25th exhibition to be showcased on the AOP online platform since we began showcasing solo and curated group shows for its members back in 2012.

Below is a list of all exhibiting members:
Julien Brightwell, Adrian Burke, Wendy Carrig, Richard Freestone, Claudia Gannon, Oliver Haupt, Sarah Hogan, Tony Hutchings, Andrea Jones, Simon R Leach, Kevin Mallett, Noel McLaughlin, Klaus Mellenthin, Fenella Mett, Tim Platt, Sam Robinson, Carol Sharp, Peter Thompson, Susanne Wegner, McCoy Wynne

 

Coral Fan © Wendy Carrig

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Past Exhibition

Bards Town Portraits
Lorentz Gullachsen

17 June to 15 July 2014

During the Stratford Upon Avon Arts Festival Gullachsen set up a pop-up studio in the towns square utilising a screen displaying the results as he shot his personal project.

Bards Town Portraits is inspired by the characters observed walking around Gullachsens' home town of Stratford Upon Avon. Gullachsen was drawn towards faces that Shakespeare would have recognised and maybe used as the model for characters in his plays. Photographing the artists, production crew, civil dignitaries and by inviting members of the public who engaged with the festival, over 100 portraits form the collection of which this exhibition represents a selection. 

The subjects were all required to wear velvet cloaks that obscured fashion and hopefully produced images that have a timeless quality, although lit with a cinematic and theatrical approach .

 

www.gullachsenlife.com see more from the project.

www.gullachsen.com commercial work.

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Past Exhibition

Detroit Downtown and Abandoned
Ron Bambridge

20 May 2014 to 16 June 2014

Bambridge captures the effects of the economic downturn within the City of Detroit with a selection of somber and compelling images.  Over half of the population have left the city abandoning their homes which now stand empty and abandoned.  Mass job losses, due to a decline in car production, has had a catastrophic effect all over the city and state of Michigan.  In contrast the busy downtown business area hasn't been effected, making Detroit still a great city to enjoy with an amazing history.  

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Past Exhibition

Triangulation
McCoy Wynne

22 April 2014 until 19 May 2014

Triangulation project by McCoy Wynne visits all 314 primary triangulation points that were built and measured between 1936 and 1962 by the Ordnance Survey for the 'Retriangulation of Great Britain'.  The work provides a comprehensive survey of the British landscape and deals with issues of mapping, representations of the landscape, the layering of history, land use, ownership and boundaries. 

Please read more on the project below.

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Past Exhibition

Divided to the Ocean (2009)
James Russell Cant

25 March 2014 to 21 April 2014

This series of portraits are of individuals who have migrated to England by sea.  Each person was photographed at the approaches to their port of arrival. Cant uses the sea and tides as a metaphor to consider migration's inherent divisions of time, space and self.

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Past Exhibition

AOP Open Awards 2013
Open Awards Exhibition

Until 24 March 2014

The AOP Open Awards is the competition open to absolutely everyone. For everyone who is passionate about photography, the Open Awards provides the perfect opportunity to gain recognition for their work. There are no categories or themes in the competition - its aim is simply to showcase outstanding individual images.

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Past Exhibition

AOP Photographers Awards 2013
AOP Members Group Exhibition

12th December 2013 - 23rd January 2014

The AOP Photographers Awards is still seen as the competition to enter despite the large variety of other professional photography competitions. Celebrating exceptional work by the industry’s elite, judged by the industry, this competition is only open to Full Photographer Members of the AOP. Regarded as the original awards for professional Photographers, selection and entry into the book, and accompanying exhibition, is considered one of the highest accolades available to Photographers today. Successful entries can use this award as a stamp of professional quality and industry recognition

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Past Exhibition

Freedom - A Photographic Essay
Klaus J.A. Mellenthin

11 September 2013 - 30 September 2013

A journey along the former inner German border.  On the way I portrayed people and landscapes in search of different definitions of freedom

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Past Exhibition

Unseen World
Lottie Davies, Nick Dunmur, Sean Johnson

4 July 2013 - 12 September 2013

Prompted by the discovery of a 5-pack of unexposed (but out-of-date) 35mm Provia 100F, AOP member, Sean Johnson, decided to contact other AOP members to see if anyone was interested in using the film as part of a collaborative project and as a bit of fun.

'Unseen World' is the result of those photographers' endeavours with their single roll of 35mm film, their imagination and the memory of how to expose and process transparency film. The photographs are about looking sideways, inside, up and out...away from the usual perspective and throwing a little focus on things often missed.

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Past Exhibition

India Family
Philip James

6 June 2013 - 3 July 2013

Phil James was commissioned to travel to Uttar Pradesh in India to shoot a documentary for Project Mala, a charity action programme for the elimination of child labour from the hand knotted carpet industry.

He was inspired by the family life he witnessed, which was so different to his own upbringing and that of his role as a father in the 21st century. 

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Past Exhibition

The Spirit of Brooklands
by Douglas Kurn

9 May 2013 - 5 June 2013

Brooklands was the worlds first ever purpose built motor racing track, and the scene of the first British Grand Prix. During it’s time many land speed records were broken there,and Brooklands became a major centre for automotive technology and development.

The Spirit of Brooklands is a project undertaken by photographer Douglas Kurn, to document the remains of the circuit, and areas where the track has been removed but there has been an acknowledgment of its existence.

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Past Exhibition

I Belong Jarrow
Chris Harrison

14 March 2013 - 8 May 2013

Chris Harrison was born and bought up in Jarrow, in the South Bank of the river Tyne.  This exhibition explores Harrison's empathy with his home town.

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Past Exhibition

Gypsy Kings
Terri Potoczna

14 February 2013 - 13 March 2013

For this Hungarian Arts Foundation (NKA) supported project, Terri Potoczna advertised for Roma volunteers to choose a person from a selection of famous paintings whose appearance they would like to "try on".    She went all over Hungary to meet them and recorded the discussion about their choices as well as their comments about Roma identity.  

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Past Exhibition

Elements
AOP Members Group Exhibition

10 December 2012 - 15th January 2013

To celebrate the forthcoming festive season AOP Members have submitted their work to Elements, our second online group exhibition.  Curator Rachel Rogers comments; "From a great selection of images we've chosen work by 26 different members which form an exhibition covering the elements from ALL seasons."

For further information on print sales please click on the info icon above each image in the top left hand corner.

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Misterioso

Past Exhibition

Smoulder
by Suzy Corby

8 November 2012 - 9 December 2012

Photographs as complice to the defence of nature.

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Alex Poll1

Past Exhibition

Night Travels / The Subtle Tones of Night are Never Black
Alex Poll

11 October 2012 - 7 November 2012

A thick haze on a foggy night. It’s like all the lights are fighting it, fighting to get through. But nothing can, no stars or moon in or street lamps out. Tonight the darkness comes alive, it is tangible. And the darkness is not black, not tonight nor has it ever been.

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Bell James1

Past Exhibition

Super Wide City
James Bell

13 September 2012 - 10 October 2012

The Super Wide City project captures the spectacular view of a city in motion, both creating and preserving a historically relevant portrait of a city during a time of accelerated change.

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Past Exhibition

British Spirit
AOP Members Group Exhibition

19 July 2012 - 12 September 2012

Never before has the same city hosted the Olympics three times. London is the first. A city with one of the richest histories in the world once again unites 216 nations to compete in the most celebrated athletic competition.

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Past Exhibition

Welsh Light
by Glyn Davies

21 June 2012 - 18 July 2012

This is a selection from Glyn's fourth photography book, Welsh Light, which was published in August 2012. The new book contains 120 full plate images in this 264 page publication.

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Past Exhibition

SEE33
Jonathan Oakes

24 May 2012 - 20 June 2012

SEE33 was an exhibition of Jonathan’s portrait work, which first took place during the summer of 2011 in Manchester.

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Past Exhibition

British Landscapes
Antonia Deutsche

2 May 2012 - 23 May 2012

This exhibition contains my most recent ongoing work on British black and white landscapes. This style of work was highly influenced by Bill Rowlinson, the master of black and white printing, who helped me progress from my early beginnings in fashion photography through to specialising in black and white people and landscapes.

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Iddon Henry16

Past Exhibition

Hill People
Henry Iddon

6 April 2012 - 1 May 2012

This ongoing projects intention is to examine how clothes and posture serve a communication function by decoding the messages in the wardrobe of one subculture – outdoor enthusiasts.

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Past Exhibition

Homelandscape
Elina Moriya

15 March 2012 - 5 April 2012

Homelandscape is the first collaborative project by two Finnish-Japanese artists, Elina Moriya and Miika Osamitsu. The exhibitions consist of Elina’s photography and Miika’s essay and sound installation. The exhibition is a part of a larger series that the artists are working on at the moment.

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Past Exhibition

DAZELEY
Peter Dazeley

22 February 2012 - 14 March 2012

The AOP Members Online Gallery opens with an exhibition of award-winning fine art and advertising imagery from member Peter Dazeley.

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