How To Enter? | Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards 2022

How To Enter? | Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards 2022

15th February 2022

Photographers - take the stage. Announcing the first ever Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards 2022.

Celebrating undiscovered, emerging & professional photographers across 9 different categories with a judging panel helmed by legendary photographer, Rankin.

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Discover the open categories & how you can enter


Open Categories to Enter:

Zeitgeist Award
This category celebrates THE image that defines music in 2021. THE picture that makes you stop. Makes you think. Makes you feel. A visual statement of music in 2021. We look through the lens to celebrate the photograph that captured a moment in time, the mood, the spirit of the year. An image of the year in music that could be remembered for generations to come.

Championing Scenes Award (Category supported by Hennessy)
Music goes beyond a song or the artists that perform it. It’s a catalyst for the cultural communities that embody its spirit in venues and dancefloors across the globe. This award will shine a spotlight on the importance of the grassroots movements by celebrating the photographers documenting subcultural music scenes around the world.

Live Music Photography Award (Category supported by Philips)
Capturing the image that defined live music in 2021. Locked down or not, the music played on. From the undeniable electricity of a small venue, and the euphoria of a returning festival, to the intimate connection between artist and audience, these are the photographs that show us what live music means to you.

Studio Photography Award (Category supported by Bowers & Wilkins)
Exploring the process of recording music. Two creative processes at play, where music creation and the art of photography meet. The artist behind the lens and the artist in front of the lens. This category is open to photographs showcasing musicians at work and play in the studio. Images that capture the magic that happens when musicians come together to write, experiment or record.

Undiscovered Photographer of the Year (Category supported by Adidas)
Countless legends took their first steps at Abbey Road. It’s a spirit that continues today with sessions designed to inspire the next generation of artists. We now want to identify and recognise the emerging, unsung talent that exists in music photography. We want to expose the best upcoming photographers of all backgrounds forging a path in music photography. Do you have a body of work that is waiting to be discovered?

The winner of each open category will be presented with a bespoke prize.


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