AOP Photographers Awards Turn 30

September 20, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | 0 Comments |
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2013 is the 30th year of The AOP Photographers Awards. To coincide with this special anniversary, a free exhibition will be open to the public for one weekend this October. Images from this year’s finalists of The AOP Photographers Awards - open to AOP photographer members - and The AOP Open Awards - open to everyone - will be on display at The Truman Brewery, off Brick Lane and opposite the legendary Rough Trade East record store, right in the creative heart of London’s East End. Do note that the exhibition is open for one weekend only - Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2013.

AOP Press Release

30 Years of The AOP Photographers Awards

30 Years | 2013 is the 30th year of The AOP Photographers Awards! In the first ever AOP Awards book the following mission statement was set out:

“The Association of Fashion, Advertising and Editorial Photographers represents the majority of advertising and magazine photographers in the United Kingdom. The Association was formed to protect the rights and promote the interests of its members, to encourage a high standard of professionalism and ethical behaviour, and to promote the interest, and use of photography by both the industry and general public.

We believe in the need for these Awards in order to create a precise look at the best photography produced by members of one of the most prestigious photographers’ associations in the world.  We wish to eliminate our reliance upon the good will of other bodies to acknowledge our work, so that photography may be seen in it’s own terms rather than in relation to design and art direction.

It will, we hope, increase the prestige of the medium, The Association and its individual members while at the same time offering to the public a viewing which would otherwise go unseen.”

We believe this sentiment remains as true and relevant today.

Awards Evenings and Exhibition

Exhibition | To coincide with this special anniversary, a free exhibition will be open to the public for one weekend this October. Images from this year’s finalists of The AOP Photographers Awards and The AOP Open Awards will be on display at The Truman Brewery, off Brick Lane and opposite the legendary Rough Trade East record store, right in the creative heart of London’s East End. 

Dates: NB the exhibition is open for ONE WEEKEND ONLY - Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 Oct 2013
Times: 10am – 6pm
Location: The Loading Bay & B3, Truman Brewery, Dray Walk, London, E1 6NJ

The 30th AOP Photographers Awards and The AOP Lifetime Achievement Award in association with JWT

Open to AOP Photographer members, The AOP Photographers Awards is still regarded as the original and the best Photographic Awards in the industry. Being selected for entry into the Photographers Awards book and accompanying exhibition is considered one of the highest accolades available to professional photographers in the industry today.

The AOP Lifetime Achievement Award, in association with JWT, was created especially for the 30th anniversary. The esteemed finalists nominated and voted for by AOP members, were: John Claridge, Don McCullin and Nadav Kander.

The 30th AOP Photographers Awards/AOP Lifetime Achievement Awards presentation evening will be held on Thursday 17 October.

The 2013 AOP Open Awards

Open to everyone, members and non-members, the Open Awards has no categories or themes but recognises all forms of outstanding imagery shot by professionals and amateurs alike.  Within the Open Awards this year, there is a huge range of prizes on offer. 

The 2013 AOP Open Awards presentation evening will be held on Friday 18th October.

All winners will be announced live on Twitter @AssocPhoto #AOPawards

2013 Judging Panels

The 30th AOP Photographers Awards

Portrait & Life       
Max Forsythe (Group Chair) - Photographer
Jim Naughten – Photographer
Roger Tooth – Head of Photography at the Guardian
Charlotte Morgan – Photographers Agent
Choi Liu – Creative Consultant
Object & Environment   
John Claridge (Group Chair) - Photographer
George Kavanagh – Photographer
Peter Bailey – Photographers Agent
Zelda Cheatle – Photography Strategist
Tony Dell – Head of Visual Inspiration at DLKW Lowe
Project           
John Claridge (Group Chair) - Photographer
Anderson & Low – Photographic Partnership
Rob Crane – Creative Director at 125 Magazine
Ben Burdett – Director of Atlas Gallery
Emma Bowkett – Picture Editor at FT Weekend Magazine
Moving Image       
Max Forsythe (Group Chair) - Photographer
Jeff Stark – Director
Jess Crombie – Head of Film & Photography at Save the Children

The 2013 AOP Open Awards

Erin Moroney – Creative Consultant, Creative Director and Photographers Agent, Anello Creative
Wendy Carrig – Photographer
Helen Trompeteler – Assistant Curator of Photographs at National Portrait Gallery
Richard Seymour – Photographer
Melanie Grant – Picture Editor at Intelligent Life

Photograph: Anderson & Low, Gold winning image from The AOP Photographers Awards, 2001



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