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“We do not tolerate discrimination in any form”.
A letter from the Executive Director of the Association of Photographers
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The AOP is a trade association for everyone working in creative image-making. It has worked hard over the years to ensure that legislation and guidance in the areas of workplace best practice and copyright have always put the rights of the individual creator firmly at the centre.

We do not tolerate discrimination in any form and have been working to ensure that our members and team represent the world in which we work, in all its diversity.
We want to ensure that people from the BAME community feel part of us and our industry. We can, and always will, strive to do better, and we welcome any input from individuals and groups within these communities on how to address their needs and ensure representation within our sector and organisation at all levels.

To help further this process we will be launching a platform for those within our BAME membership to help us inform the organisation’s future and to ensure no one is exposed to racism, discrimination or barriers in any way. Similar to the f22 Women in Photography group, it is hoped that this will be one of the many positive ways we can help address the imbalances to access and achievement within our sector.

If you would like to be involved in this group and help progress this work please contact me seamus@aophoto.co.uk

Many thanks for your continued support

Seamus McGibbon
Executive Director 

Membership of the AOP is open to all photographers.  There are varying categories of membership, and the Access Membership scheme for emerging and established photographers is currently being offered FREE for three months during the Coronavirus crisis.

 

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Latest guidelines from the Association of Photographers for stills photography + moving image production.
Please feel free to download and share this information.
Includes :
1. GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, MEDICAL INFORMATION, KEY PRINCIPLES
2. AOP BEST PRACTICES
3. COVID-19 HEALTH STATEMENT
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The AOP are also currently offering FREE ‘Access’ membership, so you can access information and support, especially helpful during these difficult times.

 

#clapforcarers I will be on my doorstep tonight at 8pm this evening, and every Thursday evening, showing support and solidarity for all the brave key workers who care for us and are ensuring our world can keep turning during the coronavirus pandemic.
Let’s make some noise!
TEST! TEST! TEST! PPE! KEEP KEY WORKERS VIRUS FREE!
A massive and heartfelt thank you from all of us x

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Photo : Dr.Rosena Allin-Khan MP, A&E doctor at St.George’s hospital Tooting.

 

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 INFORMATION

The AOP are continuing to monitor all genuine and verified sources of information and have created a dedicated web page where you can find up-to-date information and guidance from the government as well as lots of other relevant sources.

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES

In addition to giving members a three month subscription holiday, the AOP are also offering FREE Access Membership from now until the end of June, after which you can stay on as a member.  Use the code COMMUNITY.

 

LOBBYING & CAMPAIGNING ACTIVITY

The AOP has been lobbying and campaigning hard on behalf of their freelance and self-employed members, and together with the British Photographic Council a package of support is being discussed, debated and fast-tracked through Parliament as part of the Coronavirus Bill.  More updates to come on this.

 

I hope this information may be helpful in these extraordinary times.  For more updates from the AOP please checkout their twitter feed.

Keep safe.

Wendy

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COVID-19 UPDATE

IN THIS TIME OF UNCERTAINTY WE WOULD LIKE TO REASSURE EVERYONE THAT A+R CREATIVE ARE ENSURING THE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF OUR ARTISTS, CLIENTS AND STAFF AND THIS WILL CONTINUE TO BE OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.
WE WILL BE CONTINUING OUR WORK AND REVIEWING ON A DAILY BASIS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT OUR  CLIENTS, OFFERING PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT HAVE CLOSED SETS AND PERSONAL STUDIO SPACES TO DECREASE THE RISK OF CONTAMINATION.
IF YOU HAVE A BRIEF WHICH REQUIRES  ATTENTION PLEASE CONTACT US AND WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO DELIVER SHOOT SERVICES IN THE SAFEST FASHION WHILST FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES .
OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS VERY CHALLENGING TIME FOR US ALL
BEST WISHES
THE A+R TEAM X

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