Abbey Road Studios Announces Very first-Ever Songs Photography Awards

The famous Abbey Highway Studios has declared aspects of the first-at any time New music Images Awards, to be held at the studios later this yr.

The inaugural MPAs will aspect the very best and most hanging tunes images from 2021, as voted for by a panel that includes David Bowie photographer Rankin, Moses Sumney, Shygirl, and Rolling Stone’s deputy photograph director Sacha Lecca.

Alongside with a quantity of closed classes, apps from photographers across the globe are welcomed for the Studio, Live, Championing Scenes, and Undiscovered Photographer of the Yr awards.

Discussing the awards, Rankin, who leads the judging panel, explained: “Throughout my job, it’s normally been actually essential for me to help emerging and undiscovered talent in photography, so the opportunity to companion with a single of music’s largest and most prestigious makes in Abbey Road Studios for this year’s inaugural Tunes Photographer of the Calendar year Awards, is massively exciting. “Music images is an art type that does not get the recognition it justifies, so it’s amazing to celebrate those people functioning in the industry with these Awards. What I’m constantly hunting for with images is a link with the matter make any difference and new music has been just one of my key passions for as very long as I can keep in mind, so this is a real thrill.”

See all the groups for the to start with Tunes Pictures Awards beneath, with explanations on what they depict. They will be held at Abbey Road Studios in Could, with an specific day TBA.

Zeitgeist Award
“This class celebrates THE graphic that defines music in 2021.”

Championing Scenes Award
“This award will glow a spotlight on the significance of the grassroots actions by celebrating the photographers documenting subcultural tunes scenes around the globe.”

Live Tunes Pictures Award
“Capturing the impression that defined reside new music in 2021.”

Studio Images Award
“Exploring the procedure of recording songs.”

Undiscovered Photographer of the 12 months
“We want to expose the best impending photographers of all backgrounds forging a route in music images. Do you have a entire body of do the job that is waiting around to be uncovered?”

INVITED Categories

Portrait Images Award
“A photograph that captures the spirit, essence and personality of the artist.  Stylised, conceptual or candid, it is how the artist represents their work via visible imagery.”

Editorial Images Award
“Editorial photography tells a story with pictures. It can acquire the viewer on a journey, illuminate prepared text, established a tone or present a remarkably advanced artistic thought.”

Artist at Get the job done Pictures Award
“A defining photograph that captures a instant of creative imagination at work – in the studio, on stage, at the rear of-the-scenes.”

Icon Award
“A special honour in recognition of a person whose impact and contribution to the art of songs photography is unparalleled.”

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