Photo London is back, and opens at Somerset House this week. As well as all the exciting photography on show there are many accompanying talks and discussion panels. I will be taking part in a talk at The Arts Club with my colleagues from f22 – AOP Women Photographers – where we will be discussing what it’s really like to be a woman working in the photographic industry.
If you would like to attend this event please direct message me via Instagram, or the contact page on my website.
A letter from the Executive Director of the Association of Photographers
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 f22Women 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
I am very pleased and extremely honoured to be invited to speak at the WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS NOW talk at The Photographers’ Gallery on behalf of f22 – Women Photographers at the AOP. Also speaking will be Hilary Wood founder of #209women and Del Barrett founder of HundredHeroines, both women who I admire, and whose initiatives I have been fortunate to have taken part in.
“Women behind the lens continue to be seriously unrepresented in the industry, and the gallery. However things are changing, as women’s photography groups are becoming highly proactive, attempting to readdress the balance.
For this event f22(Women Photographers at the AOP), HundredHeroines and #209women, three important women’s photography organisations, are brought together to talk about the work they do in support and promotion of women photographers, the problems they have had to overcome, and what they see next for women in photography.”
With many thanks to our host Prof.of Photography Paul Wenham Clarke, Course Leader of MA Commercial Photography at Arts University Bournemouth.
The talk will take place on Thursday 12th March, in the same week as International Women’s Day.
Admission is free you just need to register for tickets.