Abbey Road: Music Photography Awards
14 May 22
Posted at 9:59
In 2022, Abbey Road Studios launched the Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards. It is the first ever global music photography competition. A celebration of the previous year’s unforgettable, possibly unsung but certainly unique and eye catching music moments and the photographers who captured them.
This is a global competition shining a light on the creatives behind the lens – whether established, emerging or undiscovered.
Dean has been nominated in the 'Artists At Work Category' with an image from the groundbreaking 'New Perspectives' project that he conceptualised, brought together and documented visually. The photograph features music producer Lewis Durham's hand and arm as he operates the 16 track tape recorder at Durham Sound Studios whilst in the writing and recording session of freshly formed through the project musical collective Phono48 as they made the track 'So Pure'.
The Awards winners will be chosen by a panel helmed by photographer, publisher and director Rankin, together with musicians and creatives Moses Sumney and Shygirl, photographers Jill Furmanovsky and Dana Scruggs, Rolling Stone’s picture editor Sacha Lecca and Abbey Road MD Isabel Garvey.
There were several categories open to submissions by all photographers as well as 'Closed Categories' where the judging panel nominated images they recognised as outstanding work by photographers in music photography, 'Artists At Work' is the latter .
Abbey Road Studios has so much musical history woven into it's DNA including being the studios where landmark recordings by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Oasis and Adele to name only a few were made. The Awards take place in recording studios 1 & 2 on the night of the 14th May 2022, it will be another significant event at this legendary place.