Last 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. Here are some of our favourites from the winning work:
Commissioned Advertising Single, curated by Charlie Thompson, Managing Partner, AMV BBDO: Winner, Lorentz Gullachsen
This image was commissioned by property company Marsh & Parsons for a campaign that ran with the tag line ‘An impressive central skylight creates a bright and airy living space’.
Non-commissioned Portrait Series, curated by Lu Howlett, Head of Art Buying, iris: Winner, Phil Fisk
Fisk explains that these aren’t portraits of people rather of the food itself. Food has been taken out of the grime and chaos of a kitchen, and turned into a performance.
Non-Commissioned Environment Single/Series curated by Sarah Williams, (at the time of curating was) Head of Art Buying, MC Saatchi: Winner, Nick Hall
Project curated by Anthony Holland Parkin, Head of VR & Senior Director, Editorial Content, Getty Images: Winner, Benedict Redgrove
Benedict Redgrove was commissioned by the Dirt Track Riders Association to shoot this series for the Spaces In-Between magazine. Redgrove applies his signature whitewashed, hyper-clean aesthetic – seen in his series about NASA for Wired UK – to the muddy sport.
Commissioned Design Series, curated by Paul Pensom, Art Director, Creative Review: Winner, Rob Lawson
Rob Lawson has carved a bit a of a niche for himself, specialising in photographing beverages. This winning series, titled On the Rocks, commissioned by BKKR.
Open Award Single/Series curated by Phil Coomes, BBC Online Editor: Winner, Nicky Hamilton
For the full list of winning work visit the-aop.org
The AOP Photography Awards 2017 are accompanied by a free exhibition of the winning work on view till October 16, as well a festival called Beyond the Lens; which features a series of talks and workshops.