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Association of Photographers announce Photography Awards 2004 - Winning photos to be exhibited at the Association of Photographers Gallery from 24th March to 5th May.
"The quality of the entries this year has been exceptionally high, which is reflected in the amount of Silver and Merit Awards" comments Rod Varley, CEO of AOP "More importantly, the Photography Awards 2004 has been an unmitigated triumph and we look forward to repeating this success in 2005"
All winning images from the Photography Awards 2004 as well as all images from the Zeitgeist and Bursary shortlist will be exhibited at the Association of Photographers Gallery from 24th March to 5th May.
Picture to the right: David Short
THE AWARDS CATEGORIES
AOP PHOTOGRAPHERS' AWARDS
Launched in 1983, the AOP Photographers' Awards has grown to become one of the highest accolades within the professional photographic industry with over 3,200 images submitted every year. Judged by a panel of industry professionals from commissioners to advertising agencies, the coveted gold, silver and merit awards are held in extremely high regard. Spanning nine categories from portrait to still life and landscape, previous winners have included Nadav Kander, who has shot campaigns for Nike, Amnesty International and Harvey Nichols.
AOP FUJIFILM ASSISTANTS' AWARDS
The AOP Fujifilm Assistants' Awards is open to all photographic assistants belonging to the AOP. The awards offer the opportunity to bring exposure to up and coming stars in professional photography. It is judged by a diverse panel of representatives from the photographic industry. Previous winners have included Sung Ma who went on to win the 2002 Velvia Bursary.
AOP Zeitgeist - one of the new categories in the Photography Awards 2004 highlights the best of the year's photography from advertising, design and editorial. It is curated by a team of industry experts, including John Hegarty of BBH, David Stuart of The Partners and Marloes Krijnen of Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
For the first time five photographers will be shortlisted for the 15,000 AOP Bursary. Designed to enable the recipient to broaden their horizons and challenge and stretch their expertise. The shortlist will be announced in the March issue of Image magazine and the winner will be announced on the awards night. The final project will be premiered in Image magazine in the autumn and will be exhibited at next years Photography Awards.
Photos left to right: Paolo Patrizi, Mel Yates, Christian Schmidt, and Jens Honore.