COMPETITION COMING JUNE 2023...
Celebrating the art of music photography
“It doesn’t matter how shy or outgoing they are in front of the camera, at the end of the day a good music photographer should be able to channel the subject's energy, whatever it is, and not force an image that doesn’t represent them.” - Neelam Khan Vela
The nature of the subjects must be understood and respected, never altered. - Riccardo Piccirillo
Live music is such an experience, and a good subject represents part of that experience, whether it's the performer, crowd or the venue's atmosphere. - DeShaun Craddock
"A good music photographer needs to be in love with the music and able to anticipate and capture the expressive moments.” - John Lyons
Chris Suspect specialises in capturing absurd and profound moments in the quotidian. His street photography work has been recognized internationally
“Always be passionate, honest and sincere in what you’re doing and how you’re doing it. If you’re not enjoying it – stop.” - Anthony Harrison
In 2022, Abbey Road Studios launched the inaugural Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards; the first ever awards to celebrate the art of music photography and the talent behind the lens.
Megan Doherty wins category supported by Hennessy.
John Lyons wins category supported by Philips TV.
Jack McKain wins category supported by Bowers & Wilkins.
Chris Suspect wins with a shot of metal band Darkest Hour in the Zeitgeist category.
Joe Puxley wins category supported by adidas.
The winner for Artist At Work is the Nigerian, black music specialist, Greg Noire for a live shot of KennyHoopla.
Samuel Trotter wins in Editorial for a picture of Polo G and his son.
Yana Yatsuk's image of King Princess wins the Portrait category.
Announcing the shortlist for this year's inaugural Music Photography Awards
A huge congratulations to the legendary US photographer Eric Johnson who will be the recipient of our ‘Icon’ award for the Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards 2022 in association with Hennessy.
The who’s who: Iconic New York photographer and director, Dana Scruggs, will join a panel of esteemed judges for the first ever Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards 2022 in association with Hennessy.
Picture this – Abbey Road Studios managing director Isabel Garvey joining Rankin on a panel to award the best music photography from '21, for the world’s most famous recording studio.
We’re honoured to have iconic singer, songwriter and multidisciplinary storyteller, Moses Sumney, join the panel of esteemed judges for the first ever Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards 2022 in association with Hennessy.
Do you have a shot that champions music sub-culture in 2021?
Arrest the judge – musician & multidisciplinary artist Shygirl will join legendary Rankin to award the musical images that stop them in their tracks.
Rankin is our co-founder and helming the judging panel. A genuine legend who continues to leave his imprint on popular culture, read on to discover his story.
Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording studio in the world, renowned for its creativity and technological excellence.
Jill Furmanovsky is one of the legends in rock music photography.