From the birth of Jazz, through to the rise of Hip Hop and the arrival of the UK’s game-changing Grime scene, Hennessy has been embraced as the drink of choice for a lineage of cultural visionaries - becoming synonymous with the iconic music, culture and communities shaping the sounds of the past century.
Referenced in over 5,000 songs, Hennessy is the most name-checked spirit in the history of music, with Tupac, Biggie, Drake and countless others giving an ode to the world-famous Cognac within their lyrics. Its reverence within modern culture is nothing new, as Hennessy’s affiliation with music culture can be charted back to as early as 1914, where Black American soldiers stationed in France were introduced to the Cognac during the First World War. Then popularised by Jazz musicians, the brand took off across the world, resonating with Reggae, Soul, Hip Hop and Grime generations. Today, Hennessy is currently leading the charge when it comes to creating new and unexpected experiences across diverse musical genres and cultural territories.
CHAMPIONING SCENES AWARD - category supported by Hennessy
Music goes beyond a song or the artists that perform it. It’s a catalyst for the cultural communities that embody its spirit in venues and dancefloors across the globe. This award will shine a spotlight on the importance of the grassroots movements by celebrating the photographers documenting subcultural music scenes around the world.
Entrants must be 25 years or older for the Championing Scenes Award supported by Hennessy.
The winner of the Music Photography Award for Championing Scenes supported by Hennessy will receive:
• A trip to Cognac, France with a guided tour around the home of Hennessy, going behind the scenes of the Maison where Hennessy has been crafting one-of-a kind Cognacs for over 250 years
• Hennessy stock to support a solo photography exhibition in the UK
• The opportunity to work on an international project with Hennessy in 2023
• Exposure across Hennessy’s global platforms and social channels