Iconic pictures of JPEG Mafia, Lil Uzi Vert and Caroline Polachek win massive at Abbey Road’s music images awards

Iconic images of JPEG Mafia, Lil Uzi Vert and Caroline Polachek win big at Abbey Road's music photography awards

The occasion is the primary of its kinda for music images from throughout the globe and the 2023 competitors witnessed a greater than 480% enhance in entries for the reason that MPAs launched in 2022, with over 14,000 pictures from 30 international locations being submitted for consideration throughout the open classes.

Lil Uzi Vert by Chris Allmeid

Within the award’s open classes, the winner of Undiscovered Photographer of the 12 months supported was Chris Allmeid for his Lil Uzi Vert image, whereas Anthony Pham gained a public vote within the Music Second of the 12 months class for his shot of Harry Kinds.

Carlo Cavaluzzi JPEGMAFIA
JPEGMAFIA by Carlo Cavaluzzi

The winner of the Underground Scenes class was Alex Amorós for his or her picture taken at Margate Mod Weekender whereas Carlo Cavaluzzi’s JPEGMAFIA shot gained the Reside Music class and Victoria Sanders’ Benjamin Earl Turner image gained the In The Studio award. Clay Patrick McBride’s picture of Jay-Z and Kanye West took the Hip Hop 50 class.

Caroline Polachek Desire I Want To Turn Into You Artwork
Caroline Polachek by Aidan Zamiri

Within the invited classes, Aidan Zamiri gained for Editorial along with his image of Caroline Polachek, which was used on the duvet of Need, I Need to Flip Into You. Samuel Ibram’s Shygirl image gained Portrait and Tom Pallant’s Yungblud shot gained Artist at Work.

MPAs co-founder and head choose Rankin mentioned: “The standard and customary of images for the 2023 entries is as sturdy throughout the board because the 2022 winners – there actually wasn’t a foul image. I am past thrilled with the profitable pictures.”

Moreover, legendary US photographer Henry Diltz was the recipient of this yr’s Icon Award. Diltz has shot over 250 album covers together with the Morrison Lodge cowl for The Doorways and photographed musical legends such because the Eagles, Neil Younger, Crosby Stills & Nash, Joni Mitchell, Debbie Harry, James Taylor, Jimi Hendrix, The Monkees and David Cassidy. He was additionally the official photographer on the Monterey Pop Competition in 1967, Woodstock Music competition in 1969, 1994, and 1999 and continues to {photograph} festivals to today.

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