NME's own Danny North is among the snappers being honoured in the annual PopView awards. PopView is an annual competition, award and exhibition which was set up in memory of Dutch music photographer Lex van Rossen. It aims to find and reward the best new European music photographer. Pic: Danny North
If you want to see these pictures up close, the PopView award exhibition takes place at the Roundhouse, Camden, frow now until September 20. Pic: Kally Bjorklid
This year's winner, who walks away with 2,500 Euros, is the young Belgian photographer Tom Verbruggen. His live silhouettes and atmospheric backstage shots reminded judges of Anton Corbjin, famous for his sombre images of Joy Division and U2. Pic: Charles de Keersmaecker
Jill Furmanovsky, acclaimed rock photographer, was invited to open the exhibition. She was struck by the quality of entries: "The standard at the PopView awards was awesome and inspiring. We had a lot of trouble picking just one winner." Pic: Jordi Huisman
Editors, shot by Patrick Ryming. Keep clicking for more striking images by PopView-nominated photographers.
The Cribs, shot by Danny North.
Mark Eitzel, shot by Tom Verbruggen.
Skin, shot by Patrick Ryming.
Adam Green, shot by Julian Bourgeois.
dEUS, shot by Charlie de Keersmaecker.
CSS, shot by Danny North.