We're thrilled to confirm the winners from our inaugural Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards 2022 in association with Hennessy, following a glittering awards ceremony at the studios on Saturday 14 May.
In the awards’ open categories, the winner of Championing Scenes supported by Hennessy, is Northern Irish photographer Megan Doherty, best known for her debut book Stoned In Melanchol which documents her adolescence in Derry, while the winner in the Live category supported by Philips, is John Lyons with an image of David Mrakpor playing with Ruben Fox. In Studio Photography, supported by Bowers & Wilkins, Jack McKain wins with a shot of Pink Siifu, while Chris Suspect wins with a shot of metal band Darkest Hour in the Zeitgeist category and Joe Puxley’s shot of Arlo Parks wins in Undiscovered, supported by adidas.
Speaking about the winners of this year’s MPAs, Abbey Road’s Managing Director Isabel Garvey says:
‘Everyone at Abbey Road Studios is thrilled with the quality of the entries and winners in our first Music Photography Awards. More broadly, we’re also incredibly encouraged by the way in which the MPAs has been embraced across the arts and creative landscape. It’s been brilliant to create a platform to recognise emerging and established talent in this important field, and we’re already looking forward to doing it all again in 2023!’
Winner! John Lyons
Waiting to Move onto the Head
David Mrakpor listening intently to Ruben Fox's sax solo, waiting for the cue to move onto the head.
Losing My Mind
Billy No Mates puts on such an immersive set. I wanted to try and convey some of the emotion within a photograph. This burst shot overlayed together in PS was how i tried to capture what her show felt like.
Just Like Honey
The fans. The love! Shoulder to shoulder, soul to soul. Live music is as much about what's happening on the stage as well as off it. I wanted to capture the energy and passion from this audience. I wanted to capture their physical as well as emotional movement. Proud of this one.
Cage The Elephant
Matt Shultz of Cage The Elephant live at Beachlife Festival.