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! Jack McKain
Pink Siifu at Jellowstone Studios
Pink Siifu playing bass on the forthcoming B. Cool-Aid x Butcher Brown collaborative album. Photographed at DJ Harrison's famous Jellowstone Studios in Richmond, Virginia.
Pharrell Williams in his home studio.
Neelam Khan Vela
Hinds in the studio last summer.
Rhys Lewis by Nat Michele
An on-going series of images in to the relationship between musician Rhys Lewis and his producer Aidan Glover working from their south London studio, all shot on film by Nat Michele.
A shot of Connor recording the drums for the new songs. There was a landing above the drums which is where the shot was taken from.