NME meets Nikon
Let music be the sound of photography; NME and Nikon are joining forces at this year’s NME Music Photography Awards
Nikon will be exhibiting at the Getty Images Gallery from 7 November to 1 December, featuring the best images from this year’s music photography competition. The competition was open to amateur and pro photographers during the festival season earlier this year under the umbrella of the partnered NME and Nikon.
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.
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.
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.
Rob Hunt, Head of Creative Media Men and Music said, “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.”
Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager, at Nikon UK said, “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.”
In celebration of the best in music photography, an Outstanding Contribution to music photography award will be awarded to a legendary professional photographer who has captured iconic moments and documented some of the most famous bands in UK history.
All winners will be announced in NME magazine, issue 27 October 2012.
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