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Once again I’m delighted to share that some of our OCA photography degree students have just been selected as finalists in 2021 AOP Student Awards. Huge congratulations to our Judith Bach, Andrew Fitzgibbon and Andy Be.

Judith Bach and Andrew Fitzgibbon were among the 20 finalists in the places category, Andy Be has won SILVER in the people category. 

It’s a real boost when our students enter and win awards, this is the second year running we have scooped prizes at AOP. Well done to all these students and to tutors and staff who supported these projects in development.

@AssocPhoto AOP Student Awards Ceremony 2021, 8 July. Some amazing work on display – watch the prize ceremony here and you can visit AOP Student Awards, link here:

All photography students at OCA get free AOP student membership and access to AOP’s Beyond the Lens publication – details in this forum:

Judith Bach is also a winner in the single images category, 1854 Media / British Journal of Photography Open Arles 2021 Competition and her work will be exhibited at Galerie Huit Arles until September

Andrew Fitzgibbon’s project was featured in Yorkshire post

Andrew Fitzgibbon, Category: Places – Drifting by the Leeds and Liverpool 

For the full version, please visit

And some other OCA Photography student success, Kinga Owczennikow is a featured artist in the Werkhaus Zine Issue 2 by the UK Collective WorkHorse. Find out more here

Congratulations to All and please do get in touch to share your stories and achievements.

Featured IMAGE: Andy Be, from a set titled ‘Mother’, 2020

SILVER award photograph in AOP Awards People category.

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Posted by author: Dan Robinson
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