NME Music Photography Awards
7th November - 1st December 2012
Nikon UK and NME are pleased to present the NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon exhibition at the famous Getty Images Gallery from 7th November – 1st December 2012.
The exhibition will feature the best images from this year's music photography competition which was open for entry during the festival season this summer to both amateurs and professional photographers. NME, the internationally famous music brand, and leading camera manufacturer Nikon teamed up in a bid to discover hot new talent and celebrate the best in music photography.
The best images, from winners and runners up across the six categories, will feature in the exhibition. Categories include Live, Portrait, Festivals, Reportage and Under 21s, for amateur photographers, as well as a category for professional photographers.
Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager, at Nikon UK says: "Nikon is committed to raising the profile of photography and is incredibly excited to be working with NME and the Getty Images Gallery to exhibit these images to the public which we hope will inspire and encourage photographers to capture their passion for music."
Now in its third year, the competition attracted more images than ever before, with judges NME Editor, Mike Williams; Acting Photo Director at NME, Zoe Capstick and legendary photographer, Dean Chalkley, having to select winners from over 7,000 entries!
With a Nikon 1 camera kit up for grabs for the amateur categories and a D800 kit digital SLR for the professional category, each of the category winners will also get to meet NME's Picture Editor and experience a photography master class with an NME photographer. The best two will then be chosen to shoot a gig for NME and one eventual winner will get to shadow an NME photographer.
Rob Hunt, Head of Creative Media Men and Music says: "This is the third year we have worked with Nikon on the NME Photography Awards. By taking the exhibition to the Getty Images Gallery this year, we will be able to showcase some of the great moments our audience have captured on grander scale."
In celebration of the best in music photography, an Outstanding Contribution to music photography award will be awarded to the acclaimed music photographer Roger Sargent, who has captured iconic moments and documented some of the most famous bands in UK history.