Over the feted summer festival period, for the last three years music magazine NME and camera brand Nikon have invited amateur and professional photographers to get snapping, and submit their music-related imagery for the NME Music Photography Awards.
From today, the winning entries and runners up from each of the categories – which include Live, Portrait, Festivals, Reportage and Under 21s, for amateurs – will be on display at London’s Getty Images Gallery. The final of the six categories is for professional photographers.
This year’s competition saw more than 7000 images submitted. The judging panel included NME editor Mike Williams, acting photo director at NME Zoe Capstick and photographer Dean Chalkley, the man behind this year’s Mod movie The New Faces.
The winners of the amateur categories were awarded a Nikon 1 camera kit, and the winner of the professional category received a D800 kit digital SLR. All winners are also offered the chance of a ‘photography master class’ with an NME photographer, with the best two chosen to shoot a gig for NME.
NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon Exhibition runs from 7 November – 1 December at Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W