October 4th evening, winners of the 34th annual Association of Photographers Awards were announced.  Awards were given out at the The Old Truman Brewery in London’s Brick Lane, to winners of 9 categories exclusive to professional photographers and 2 open categories. Two winners are selected in each category, one single image winner and another photo series winner.

And my work “Inner Values on the Hook” got awarded as Best in Category!

Winners of the 2017 AOP Awards were revealed in front of a 1000 strong crowd at the Old Truman Brewery. Seamus McGibbon announced all 22 winners, a representative from each category sponsor handed out gongs to the fabulous winners.

Nearly 300 finalist still and moving images can be seen at The Old Truman Brewery in London 13-16 October.

Picture: Heiko Hellwig


Chris Evans, Editor, The Daily Telegraph
Lu Howlett, Head of Art Buying, iris
Sarah Williams, Head of Art Buying, MC Saatchi
Bel January, Senior Creative Producer, C-Space
Paul Pensom, Art Director, Creative Review
Sophie Chapman-Andrews, Head of Art Buying, Executive Producer, McCann London
Anthony Holland Parkin, Head of VR & Senior Director, Editorial Content, Getty Images
Phil Coomes, Photography Editor, BBC Online
Franz Pagot, AIC MBKS, Cinematographer, BAFTA GBCT
Diane Young, Co-founder, The Drum
Charlie Thompson, Managing Partner, AMV BBDO

That’s what Diane Young, curator of my category, says:

“I was looking for images which were fresh and original and more importantly ones that make me think, taught me something, told me a story or left me intrigued to know more.
There were so many wonderful images to choose from that it was a joy to judge the categories, although this also made the task of shortlisting extremely difficult…
The series of images which struck me the most gave an insight into a different way of life.”

It was a pleasure and I feel really flattered. Congratulations to all other winners and finalists!

The Association of Photographers was first formed in 1968 as the Association of Fashion and Advertising Photographers and is one of the most prestigious professional photographers’ associations in the world.

“The Association brings professional photographers together and provides a sense of community that is simply unavailable anywhere else. We promote the highest levels of achievement and we lobby for our members’ interests at all levels.”