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2013 Headline Sponsors

G-Technology storage solutions are engineered specifically to meet the needs of the content creation and Apple Mac communities, including heavy users of multimedia content, Final Cut Pro® and Adobe® Premiere® Pro audio/video specialists, and other pre/post production professionals. From portable drives to ultra-fast, multi-drive RAID storage, G-Technology’s USB, FireWire, eSATA, SAS and wireless storage solutions support virtually all levels of A/V production and can be found in post-production facilities worldwide.

Hasselblad is synonymous with photography when it comes to high-end camera equipment. Having been devoted to producing the finest cameras for over 50 years, the Hasselblad brand in renowned for providing photographers with the tools to help them achieve their photographic potential. Whether it is shooting the Royal Wedding of Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, or taking the first images from the moon's surface, Hasselblad has been there to capture many of the world's most iconic images, with the cutting edge H5D digital camera system being Hasselblad's currently flagship model, boasting resolutions from 40 to 200 MPixels.

Holborn Studios, based in Hoxton, has been providing rental studios for over 30 years and has been home to countless photographers, artists, PR companies, film directors, media bodies and budding new talent as well as being the commercial heartbeat of the area. Iconic photographer clients have included Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, David Bailey, Don McCullin as well as many AOP members.

Metro Imaging is the UK's number one professional photographic lab, committed to providing the highest standards of service and excellence to the photographic industry. We have built our 30-year reputation on our ability to adapt to changes in the marketplace, continually offering new and unique services from concept through to installation.
Metroprint, our online arm print service to Metro, provides the same level of high quality prints from C-Type, to Giclee to genuine black and white prints - but as a self-colour managed service and available 24 hours via the web. 

MOT Models has been a proud sponsor of the AOP awards for over 16 years. This year is even more exciting as as its the. In an ever changing world, MOT Models will continue to provide excellent models whilst being an easy business partner to work with. Put simply, our objective is to make every one of your assignments a success and our success is judged by you, the photographers who come back to work with us time-after-time. Many sincere thanks for your faith.

With offices in London, Paris and Cape Town, Direct Photographic is dedicated to delivering the very best in rental equipment to photographers Worldwide. As proud sponsors of the AOP Awards, Direct Photographic is delighted to help celebrate the wealth of talent at work in the photographic industry. Our association with these awards allows us to recognise and pay tribute to the creativity of those whose work is featured here and to congratulate all nominees on their achievements. An active supporter of the industry as a whole, Direct Photographic is a keen investor in the latest equipment and remains committed to helping capture the vision of both emerging and established photographers.

2013 Sponsors are proud to be selected as the email marketing partner for the AOP awards in 2012. The AOP now has access to the most comprehensive lists of photo buyers to promote the 2012 Awards using BikiniEmail...
The only email service developed specifically for photographers to promote to global creatives. We help Photographers and their Agents connect with photo buyers all over the world to get more creative projects and grow their businesses.
Special discounted rates available to AOP Members, so grab a free trial...
Being leading providers of insurance to the Photographic, Video & Multi Media Industries, Towergate Camerasure is able to offer AOP members fantastic deals on our suite of bespoke products. With over 25 years experience, Towergate Camerasure has developed insurance solutions which are flexible enough to meet the requirements of the Professional, Semi Professional and keen enthusiast.

Towergate Camerasure makes insurance easy with friendly, knowledgeable staff and a fast efficient claims service.  We offer a combination of strength and security that gives you the reassurance of dealing with a name you can trust.
Production Paradise is one of the leading online directories and showcases for photography professionals worldwide.

Since 2003, Production Paradise has been furthering the idea of a one-stop-shop for the creative industries by connecting professionals on a local and international level and offering them a high quality platform on which to promote their work.

Photographers can show off their latest images through stylishly designed online magazines subscribed to by over 110,000 industry figures worldwide. The online format allows them to send work directly to their own databases and instantly share across a range of social media.
If you want to find new clients, File Fx is the place to go. Our comprehensive on-line database gives you contact details for thousands of photography buyers. Whatever your speciality, we can connect you with all the right people at ad agencies, design groups, magazines or corporates. And save you hours of work, trying to find out who’s who.  

You can rely on our data. We check it constantly (every 8 weeks for key contacts) to make sure you get the most from your marketing and email promos.
We’ve worked with the AOP and photographer members for 26 years, so we must be doing something right. Ask for a free trial and find out for yourself.

In 2013 JWT are sponsoring The AOP Lifetime Achievement Award.

The nominees are:
John Claridge
Don McCullin
Nadav Kander

This significant accolade will be presented at The Photographers Awards on the 17th  October where the winning photographer will also receive Lifetime Membership to the AOP.

2013 Media Partners

We believe that the best Art is made by the artist who lives to share their vision with the world, both inspiring others and shifting people’s perceptions.  Rooms is a tribute to Art and Creativity in all its forms, an independent magazine for and with the people who believe in a creative identity, take risks, and enjoy the process; unconventional and hungry.