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NME Photography Awards Winners With Nikon - Stuart Fawcett went along to the opening of the NME Photography Awards with Nikon Exhibition.
Nikon is the headline sponsor of the Getty images gallery in London. Nikon see this as an excellent way of showcasing the best in photography and this is also reflected in the Gallery’s aim to surprise, engage and highlight the very best imagery from the early days of 1850 to the current day. The Gallery space is nice and large with plenty of room for a bar and a DJ and as well as all the images.
Their current exhibition is the third year of collaborating with the NME music magazine and the private view attracted 7000 entrants. The Gallery is exhibiting the finalists and the shortlisted entries for this year’s competition, the overall winning image pictured above of indie band Spector, on stage at the HMV Institute in Birmingham. And this is one very happy Andy Hughes below with some super Nikon prizes he won for this entry into the Live category.
The judging was done by NME.com users and then by a panel of experts for the categories of Live, Portrait, Festivals, Reportage and Under 21s, for amateur photographers, and separate a single category for professional photographers.
Also at the event and warmly welcomed was Roger Sargent, who photographed The Libertines throughout their career, was there to receive the Outstanding Contribution prize at the event from NME Deputy Editor Eve Barlow. Roger was there with another legendary music photographer Dean Chalkley.
The results the NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon are:
Professional: Sebastian Dehesdin with Tassemancy
Reportage: Ken Leanfore with US rapper Tyler The Creator
Festival: Sally Rose McCormack with man enjoying a festival
Portrait: Orit Pnini with Umlala
Under-21s: Matt Richardson with the Tribes walking past the screaming girls
Live: Andrew with Spector performing at HMV
For more photos of the night see the NME website.
Below are a few of my favourite shots from the night:
Article by Stuart Fawcett (JackAllTog).