NME Photography Awards 2014: Winning Lorde and Debbie Harry shots go on show

The awards celebrate the best in music photojournalism

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The winners of this year’s NME Music Photography Awards have been announced, showcasing amateur and professional music photography at its best.

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Now in its fifth year, the awards celebrate photography in five different categories, including Professional, Under-18, Portrait, Live and Festival.

Readers were also able to vote for their favourite photograph from a gallery of shortlisted entries on the magazine's website.

Previous winners of the award have gone on to work a official photographers for NME.

Chalkie Davies was named the winner of this year’s Outstanding Contribution to Music Photography category for his iconic black and white rock-inspired photographs.


This year’s awards were judged by NME editor Mike Williams, picture editor Zoe Capstick and art director Mark Neil.

Williams said: “The standard of entries in this competition continues to get better every year, and this year's winners have really raised the bar. Some of the work was truly mind-blowing, doing what great music photography always should; capturing a moment and making it feel important, vital and visceral.”

An exhibition of the winning shots has opened at NME’s headquarters at the Blue Fin Building in Southwark, London.