Calling all music photographers! The highly anticipated Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards are back for their second year, and this time it’s bigger and better.
With a brand new judging panel, including the likes of Cat Burns and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and renowned photographer Rankin as the lead judge, the 2023 edition promises to be a celebration of the best music photography of 2022.
The awards are open to both established photographers and undiscovered talents, with a range of categories designed to showcase the most memorable music moments and the photographers behind them.
From the ‘Portrait Award’ to the ‘Icon Award’, an esteemed panel of industry experts, including Vicky Grout, Karen Binns, and Eric Johnson, will be selecting the winners in the invited categories.
Additionally, Abbey Road Studios’ photographer-in-residence Simon Wheatley will join the judging panel for the ‘Underground Scenes’ category. The awards also offer six open-invite categories, such as ‘Music Moment of The Year Award’ and ‘Hip Hop 50’, providing opportunities for photographers of all backgrounds to showcase their work.
Rankin, the co-founder of the Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards, expressed his excitement about the competition, emphasizing the significance of music photography and the chance to have photographs seen by a wider audience. As a special bonus, Rankin himself will offer a one-day mentorship session to one lucky winner.
Entries for the awards are now open and will be accepted until July 18th. It’s crucial to note that all submitted images must have been captured in 2022 to be eligible. The Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards provide a unique platform to recognize the artistry and talent behind music photography, and this year’s competition promises to be extraordinary.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase your passion for music and photography. Submit your entries to the Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards 2023 and be a part of a global celebration of this captivating art form. Remember, entry is free, so there’s no excuse not to participate. Let your images capture the magic of music and make your mark in the world of music photography.