2012 AOP Photographers Awards Winners Announced
The winners of the 29th AOP Photographers Awards have been announced. This year has produced another wonderful collection of diverse images across the 16 categories. Over 3,500 images and videos were entered, by almost 400 individuals. The following photographers won Best in Category awards: Richard Seymour, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Dylan Collard, Craig Easton, Jeroen Hofman, Robert Wilson, Wendy Carrig, Jim Naughten, Andy Rudak, Oliver Haupt (twice), David Ryle, Tif Hunter, James Day, Simon Norfolk and Adam Hinton. This year’s two Gold winners are Jeroen Hofman and Simon Norfolk.
AOP Press Release
2012 AOP Photographers Awards winners announced!
The 29th AOP Photographers Awards were announced last night at the prestigious AOP Photographers Awards presentation at Ambika P3, University of Westminster. This year has produced another wonderful collection of diverse images across the 16 categories. Over 3,500 images and videos were entered, by almost 400 individuals. This year the judges also decided to award two prestigious Gold Awards.
The AOP Photographers Awards is one of the most prestigious and highly respected competitions for professional photographers worldwide. Being selected for the Awards Book and Exhibition is one of the greatest accolades existing to professional photographers, offering major exposure to commissioners of photography and those working within the creative industry.
The following photographers won Best in Category:
Commissioned Advertising Single
Commissioned Advertising Series
Commissioned Design Single
Commissioned Design Series
Commissioned Editorial Single
Commissioned Editorial Series
Non-Commissioned Portrait Single
Non-Commissioned Portrait Series
Non-Commissioned Life Single
Non-Commissioned Life Series
Non-Commissioned Environment Single
Non-Commissioned Environment Series
Non-Commissioned Object Single
Non-Commissioned Object Series
Non-Commissioned Moving Image
This year’s two Gold winners are:
Commissioned Editorial Single
AOP President Simon Leach comments; “The work displays very high standards of craft skills and technical ability which combine to create really beautiful images. To me that’s what the best photography is about…to drive us to excel and improve in our own work.”
AOP Awards Manager Charlie Thomas is also impressed with this year’s work; “I particularly enjoy all the non-commissioned categories as this is where the photographers can really push their creativity. There’s some wonderful imagery this year.”
These winning images and all the others selected to appear in this year’s book were exhibited as part of the awards ceremony are now available to view online here: http://awards.the-aop.org/2012_Photographers_Awards A film of the event is also available to view here: http://vimeo.com/50789868
The 29th Photographers Award book is available for £25 (£15 to AOP members) via firstname.lastname@example.org
Illustration: Eight 2012 Photographers Awards winners. From left: David Ryle, James Day, Robert Wilson, Wendy Carrig, Tif Hunter, Jim Naughten, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Richard Seymour.
© Gurdev Singh