WORK: Winners of the AOP Photography Awards 2016

Earlier this evening, the winners of the 33rd AOP Photography Awards were announced at a ceremony held at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick lane. Awards were given out to professional photographers for the best single images and photo-series in several different categories. Here’s a look at the winning work.

Commissioned Advertising (curated by Andy Taylor, Executive Creative Director at Iris Worldwide)

Commissioned Design (curated by Stuart Radford – Creative Director at The Partners) 

Commissioned Editorial (Curated by Piers Morgan – Journalist) 

Non-commissioned Portrait (Curated by Terence Pepper – Photocurator and exhibition organiser, previously Head of Photographs at National Portrait Gallery)

Non-commissioned Life (Curated by Kirstie Johnstone – Creative Production Partner at AMV BBDO)

Non-commissioned Environment (Laura Noble – Director at L A Noble Gallery)

Non-commissioned Object (Henny Manley – Photo Director of Esquire UK)

Non-commissioned Fashion & Beauty (Perry Curties – Co-Founder of 125 Magazine) 

Project (Curated by It’s Nice That – Creative Arts blog)


The Open Awards 


Open Award (Curated by Bruno Bayley – Editor of Vice magazine) 

Moving Image (Curated by Nick Moran – Director, Actor & Producer)

Winner: Olly Burn


AOP Discovery Award

This new award category was open to Assisting Photographer members of the AOP, and is aimed at nurturing new talent.

AOP Photography Awards 2016 Discovery Award - Julien Brightwell
Discovery Award winner Julien Brightwell

For the full list of winning work visit

The AOP Photography Awards 2016 are accompanied by a four day series of events running under the title Beyond the Lens, which includes a programme of talks, seminars, portfolio reviews and more which will run at the Truman Brewery till Monday 17th October.