"That professional female photographers are under-represented in our industry is astonishing when you see the calibre of inspirational work displayed across these pages, shot by just a small fraction of our members.
As an industry we need to shake off the perception that gender matters, particularly when it comes to the professionalism and production of exceptional images (as it really shouldn’t matter at all).
2022 marks the 37th edition of the AOP Photography Awards, showcasing stunning submissions from our female finalists. The AOP’s motto is to Protect, Promote and Inspire, and, working with f22, an AOP forum dedicated to championing the work of female photographers, we will continue to explore ways to grow the visibility of women. We promise there is even more exceptional photography on the way.”
Isabelle Doran, CEO, Association of Photographers, the-aop.org