The Association of Photographers (AOP) has named its assistant of the year.

Picture: Chernobyl Project by Adam Orzechowski 

Adam Orzechowski was announced as overall winner in a competition that searches for the best images from the ‘next generation of professional photographers’.

The AOP is a membership-based organisation made up of professional photographers, agents, assistant photographers, students, as well as affiliated colleges and companies.

Based in north London, the organisation’s stated mission is ‘to promote and protect the worth and standing of our members, to vigorously defend, educate and lobby for the interests and rights of all photographers’.

The AOP’s roots date back to 1968.