Championing Scenes Winner & Nominees

Championing Scenes Winner & Nominees

Megan Doherty wins category supported by Hennessy.

Championing Scenes Winner & Nominees

Megan Doherty wins category supported by Hennessy.

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! Megan Doherty

On Top of the Hill
Close friends of mine (pictured) after we had decided to take to the rain-soaked streets for a night-time stroll.



AboveGround Abbey Road

Josh made the ribs, I took the photo.

Chris Suspect

Chris Suspect Abbey Road

Audience at GWAR
Front row audience members covered in fake blood at a GWAR show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.

Cicely Ellison

Cicely Ellison Abbey Road

This image was taken for Tintz' relaunch. After losing his social media accounts to hackers, he lost all of his content, so we worked together to create some new images which well represented him, to go alongside his music.

Rob Jones

Rob Jones Abbey Road

A dancer is lifted on stage by their fellow dancers as Homobloc 2021 was in full swing.