We showcase entries submitted for the AOP awards as the group gets ready for a 50 year Wharf retrospective in April 2018
Here are some of the finalists in the “Oscars of the photography world”. Now in their 34th year, The Association of Photographers Awards, recognise star snappers from across the globe.
Widely regarded as the most prestigious competition for professional photographers, it receives more than 3,500 entries each year, which are whittled down to 300 finalists.
The big winners are due to have their moment in the spotlight tonight (Thursday) at an awards ceremony at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch’s Brick Lane.
They will be awarded in two categories, the Photography Awards – open to AOP photographer and assisting photographer members, and the Open Awards, which anyone can enter.
But if you are not among the 1,000 invited guests, fear not. The photographs will be exhibited to the public for free at the same venue from October 13-16 as part of the Beyond The Lens Festival.
If the thought of venturing into hipster land inspires dread, wait six months and see the creme de la creme of the AOP over the last half century within the silver walls of Canary Wharf ’s landmark tower.
The organisation will mark its 50th birthday in 2018 with a display in One Canada Square.
Made up of 50 of the best images shot by members from the last 50 years, the exhibition will be curated by Zelda Cheatle and runs from April to June 2018.
This image by Matthew Joseph is just one of the striking images in contention for an Association Of Photographers Award, which will be presented in east London’s Old Truman Brewery this evening (Thursday)