The legendary Abbey Highway Studios has introduced details of the to start with-at any time Songs Photography Awards, to be held at the studios later on this yr.

The inaugural MPAs will characteristic the finest and most placing tunes pictures from 2021, as voted for by a panel that includes David Bowie photographer Rankin, Moses Sumney, Shygirl, and Rolling Stone’s deputy picture director Sacha Lecca.

Along with a amount of closed classes, applications from photographers across the globe are welcomed for the Studio, Reside, Championing Scenes, and Undiscovered Photographer of the Calendar year awards.

Talking about the awards, Rankin, who sales opportunities the judging panel, stated: “Throughout my career, it’s usually been actually significant for me to assist rising and undiscovered talent in photography, so the option to companion with a person of music’s most significant and most prestigious brands in Abbey Road Studios for this year’s inaugural Music Photographer of the 12 months Awards, is massively fascinating. “Music images is an artwork variety that does not get the recognition it justifies, so it’s good to rejoice people performing in the field with these Awards. What I’m generally wanting for with images is a connection with the topic make a difference and new music has been one of my major passions for as long as I can try to remember, so this is a true thrill.”

See all the classes for the initially Music Images Awards beneath, with explanations on what they symbolize. They will be held at Abbey Road Studios in Could, with an specific date TBA.

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

Championing Scenes Award
“This award will shine a spotlight on the importance of the grassroots actions by celebrating the photographers documenting subcultural music scenes around the planet.”

Live Tunes Photography Award
“Capturing the picture that defined are living songs in 2021.”

Studio Photography Award
“Exploring the course of action of recording audio.”

Undiscovered Photographer of the Calendar year
“We want to expose the best approaching photographers of all backgrounds forging a route in songs images. Do you have a body of perform that is waiting to be uncovered?”


Portrait Pictures Award
“A photograph that captures the spirit, essence and identity of the artist.  Stylised, conceptual or candid, it is how the artist signifies their get the job done through visible imagery.”

Editorial Pictures Award
“Editorial pictures tells a tale with visuals. It can just take the viewer on a journey, illuminate prepared text, established a tone or current a really developed artistic principle.”

Artist at Function Images Award
“A defining photograph that captures a instant of creativity at function – in the studio, on phase, behind-the-scenes.”

Icon Award
“A unique honour in recognition of a individual whose effect and contribution to the art of audio images is unparalleled.”

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By Indana