37th AOP Awards winners announced
AOP Awards – The Association of Photographers have revealed the winners of their 37th competition
As is customary, the AOP awards recognise photography from a wide range of different disciplines, including some that we are known for here at First Option Studio, namely- fashion, food, and Portrait. let’s take a look at the winners.
Food and Drink, gold: Pan Cake, by Catherine Losing
“A fun commission for Ikea.” – Catherine Losing
Food and Drink, silver: Childhood Cakes, by Richard Pullar
“When I was little, my mother would give us cake treats – usually, a Mr Kipling cake with strawberry milk, banana milk or cream. “These images are heightened visuals of the anticipation moment from when I was about seven years old, an increasingly distant memory.” – Richard Pullar
Portrait, gold: Gino, Butcher, by Orlando Gili
“The idea behind the shoot was to celebrate butchery, without shying away from the realities of meat production. “Gino was therefore captured in the blood-stained outfit he had arrived in, coming straight from a morning shift behind the counter.”
Portrait, silver: Sadiq Khan, by Charlie Clift
“I photographed the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, for the Sunday Times Magazine straight after the UK’s first lockdown. We had all been through such tough times, it was important to hear a leader talking so openly about that.” – Charlie Clift
Fashion, gold: Moon Growth, by Rocio Chacon
Here’s what AOP chief executive Isabelle Doran said about this year’s haul.
“The Covid pandemic meant the latest awards have been put together across two years, so we received many more moving image and series entries this time round than ever before and, as such, there is a strong sense of storytelling to the subjects,”.
“For my first awards as the incoming CEO, I am totally captivated by what the judges have selected for each of the awards and open projects as finalists – and the choice of winners is genuinely exciting to see, with more than half of our winners this year having never won an award before.”
Let’s take a look at some of the other categories below.
Documentary, gold: Classical Beats on Brixton Streets – The Brixton Chamber Orchestra, by Michael Wharley
Documentary, silver: Cold Water Swimmer, by Hannah Maule-ffinch
Environment, gold: Neowise and Old Faithful, by Tony Gale
Environment, silver: Gainsborough – Craft in Process, by Alun Callender
Lifestyle, gold: Note, by Samuel Hicks
Lifestyle, silver: Working from Home, by Igor Emmerich
Project, gold: Looking out from Within, by Julia Fullerton-Batten
Project, silver: Portrait of a Village, by Catherine Losing
Sport, gold: Calcio Storico, by Stephen Ambrose
Sport, silver: Flying Stars, by Todd Antony
Still Life and Object, gold: Drydock – Edinburgh, by Robert J Wilson
Still Life and Object, silver: Poly, by Nick Ballon
Formed in 1968, the AOP is a trade association, with all revenue providing support for photographers.
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