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AOP Awards Show

There was a fabulous buzz around the Old Truman Brewery on the opening night of the AOP Annual Awards. The quality of work on display was quite remarkable – not only from the Main Awards but also from the Open Awards, and the AOP Assistants Awards too. I had a lovely warm feeling from seeing my print on the wall with so many other great images (it might also have had something to do with the free beer).

AOP Awards Finalist Image

AOP Awards Finalist Image

The Awards themselves were presented by BBC London broadcaster Robert Elms (who sadly had his bike stolen from outside the BBC that day!) who called photographers “thieves of light, Wizards and alchemists”, and said it is a tremendous thing “to be able to salute the professionals of this industry”. You can watch a video of the Awards presentation here (my image flashes up on screen around 9:34 if you’re interested).

Next up is the Portrait Salon exhibition which is taking place at The Embassy Tea Gallery in London from November 19th – 22nd. I’m overseas for the opening night but will back in time to make it to the exhibition.

Brooklands Online at the AOP

I’m very excited to announce that the Association of Photographers (AOP) will be showing my Spirit of Brooklands project as part of it’s online series of members exhibitions. The exhibition will run from May 9th until June 5th and further details can be found at the AOP site.

The AOP have chosen this image of the Clubhouse as the lead image for the promotion, and it was actually the last image that I photographed in the entire series, thanks to a nudge from the editor of the Brooklands Trust Magazine! I quite like the way the lights and stairs look like the headlights and grill on the front of a car.

The Brooklands Clubhouse

The Brooklands Clubhouse

There’s been a fair amount of publicity for the event so far including online coverage by the London Evening Standard, 55 Baker Street, LondonTown, and Vicinitee.com

I will shortly be announcing another exhibition of prints at the Brooklands Museum so watch this space!

British Spirit Exhibition Online Now

The Association Of Photographer’s (AOP) online exhibition featuring members work that celebrates the theme of British Spirit in this Jubilee and Olympic Year is online now (see it here – http://home.the-aop.org/current-online-exhibition). My submission entitled Jubilee Flags is part of the current exhibition and is being used as the lead image in the article about the show in the AOP’s Image magazine (cue whooping and cheering). A lot of the images are available as limited edition prints direct from the AOP, and the exhibition runs until September 12th, so check it out when you get a moment.

Jubilee Flags ©Douglas Kurn 2012

British Spirit

The Association of Photographers (AOP) is hosting an online group exhibition of members work to show what Great Britain has to offer in the context of this summer’s Jubilee and Olympic celebrations. The AOP curator has chosen one of my images to be in the exhibition, which runs from July 19th to September 12th. Here are 2 images that didn’t make it in, and I’ll put up the one that did on the Opening Night.