The Association of Photographers was founded in the United Kingdom 1968 as a trade association to bring professional photographers together, to protect their rights and promote photography.
They campaign for all photographers and their awards promote the best in photography. AoP also provide information services, education programmes, exhibitions and publications to support these activities. As image-makers respond to globalisation, the AOP is building an effective network of communications with photographers from around the world.
Pro-Imaging is a worldwide support group for professional photographers
who are pro-active in defending photographers rights.