The Association of Photographers Photography Awards 2004 announced its winners in
a gala event at Sadlers Wells, which was hosted by TV presenter Daisy Donovan.
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.