Formed in 1968, AOP is one of the most prestigious professional photographers’ associations in the world, whose members’ work is published worldwide in magazines, newspapers, books and advertising campaigns. Each year the AOP Awards celebrate the best in commercial photography.
To recognise this important milestone, this exhibition, curated by Zelda Cheatle, presents a collection of images that define 50 years of the AOP, selected to illustrate the impact, diversity and quality of work by its members since 1968, who have included David Bailey, Lord Snowdon, Barry Lategan, Patrick Lichfield, Giles Duley, Nadav Kander and Rankin. Their work will have been seen by the public the world over, from iconic images of celebrities and stars like Twiggy, in major advertising campaigns and countless car manufacturers, as well as documenting some of the world’s turning points, including wars, famine and humanitarian disasters. Many of their images have defined a generation, and helped to shape public opinion and create change. www.the-aop.org