NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

The winning photographs from 2012's NME Photography Awards with Nikon are now being shown at the Getty Images, along with the best of the runners-up. The exhibition runs from November 7 to December 1, and here are some of the winning photos plus shots from the night.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

We know better than anyone how important and powerful music photography can be and that's why we teamed up with Nikon to scour the UK to find the next wave of inspirational music snappers with the NME Music Photography Awards.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

The awards were split into six categories; Live, Portrait, Reportage, Festivals, and Under-21, plus a Professional category to celebrate the work of established photographers.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

All the entries were rated by NME.com users, before being judged by a panel of experts comprising of NME Editor Mike Williams, NME Acting Picture Director Zoe Capstick, and renowned rock snapper Dean Chalkley (pictured here).

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

NME Editor Mike Williams said: "It's our mission each year to dig out the most exciting music photography, and the images here showcase the very best."

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

A heaving throng turned up to check out the rising stars of rock photography.

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Photo: Andrew Hughes

NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Andrew Hughes' photo of Spector performing at HMV was the winner of the Live category.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Some of the work of Roger Sargent, winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Music Photography award.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

The winner of the Reportage category is Ken Leanfore who took this shot of US rapper Tyler The Creator crossing a street on a skateboard.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Carl Barat, Outstanding Contribution winner Roger Sargent and Theo Hutchcraft of Hurts.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

A vast turnout at the NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Matt Richardson, winner of the Under-21 category.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Not just photographs on display, but cameras too.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Roger Sargent collects his award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Photography from NME Deputy Editor Eve Barlow.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Edie Langley and Carl Barat.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Getting the party started on the old 1s and 2s. And laptop.

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Photo: Orit Pnini

NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

This photograph of Umlala taken by Orit Pnini won the Portrait category and is even used by the band as the cover image on their Facebook page.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

All the great and good turned up for the NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon, including - apparently - Empress Elizabeth II.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Carl Barat, Roger Sargent and Theo Hutchcraft prop each other up.

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Photo: Sally Rose McCormack

NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

This is the winning photograph from the Festival category, taken by Sally Rose McCormack.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Legendary music snappers Roger Sargent and Dean Chalkley put their heads together.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Sally Rose McCormack, winner of the Festival category.

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Photo: Sebastian Dehesdin

NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

This black and white photo of Tassemancy, taken by Sebastian Dehesdin, won the Professional category.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Dylan surveys some of the winning snaps.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Hutchcraft was blissfully unaware of Manson's advances.

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Photo: Matt Richardson

NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Matt Richardson is the winning photographer for the Under-21 category for his shot of the Tribes walking past the screaming crowds of girls at Bournemouth.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Matt Richardson and family celebrate his Under-21 category victory.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

A stylish paint job for Her Majesty's new motor.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Matt Richardson with his prize.

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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon

Splendid night. See you next year.

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