The Association of Photographers (AOP) Awards 2019
Lobby, One Canada Square Canary Wharf
15th April – 31st May 2019
The AOP Awards gather together the best of the best in the photography world to celebrate the captured image. Now in its 35th Year, the Awards are seen as the Oscars of the photography world and in 2019 had over 2,000 entries in the various categories, a 15% rise on the previous year.
With the Photography Awards only open to members of the AOP, anyone is eligible to enter the Open Awards, making it a great starting point for new and upcoming talent. A first for 2019, the “Innovation” category highlighted the use of technology to make images, reflecting the changes in the industry as a whole.
Returning to 2018’s AOP50 exhibition venue, the images were displayed in the Lobby of One Canada Square for 7 weeks starting in mid-April, making 2019 the longest running public exhibition in the Awards’ history.
All 240 finalist images were on display for the public to view free of charge, and the winners were announced at a special event on 14th May in the East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf attended by 1,000 people.
The exhibition was on show in April as part of Canary Wharf’s ongoing temporary exhibition programme. Since the inception of Canary Wharf’s cultural master plan, the arts have played an important role in the development and success of the 128-acre Estate. Canary Wharf has one of the UK’s largest collections of public art, with more than 70 permanent works by over 50 world-renowned artists.
For a full list of the winners please visit the AOP Awards website
“Handing over the PR for the Awards 2019 was definitely a decision well made! Mark worked tirelessly to acquire coverage in all the major press, along with an interview with London Live. We look forward to developing our relationship with Mark as we collaborate once again for the Awards 2020.“ Rachel Rogers, Marketing Manager, Association of Photographers