Music Photo Award 2022
2nd annual Music Photography Award | Whakaahua Puoro Toa took place in 2022 - Entries NOW Closed
2022 Award boasted a 1st prize of NZ$1500 cash plus the Festival added a 2nd cash prize, NZ$750 to encourage and support the sector.
The live gig sector, concerts, Festivals and community parks programmes have been recognised as being heavily impacted by Covid 19, and we aim to support a small part of the photography work with the 2nd annual Music Photography Award | Whakaahua Puoro Toa.
See previous winners below
Image Auckland is delighted to announce the winners of 2022 Music Photography Award - Whakaahua Puoro Toa
Dave is a professional photographer covering live events for 20 years, who's images regularly appear in numerous local and international publications including The New York Times, USA Today, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Sun, Newsweek, RollingStone, Billboard, Forbes, Vanity Fair, People, The Huffington Post, Pitchfork and NME, and is a Getty Images contributor.
2022 Music Photography Award 1st Prize: Photographer - Dave Watson, Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl) performing at Mt Smart Stadium, 2018
2022 Music Photography Award 2nd Prize: Photographer - Shelley Te Haara, Julia Deans, performing at the first Songbirds in Suburbia
Judge comment: “Whilst not technically perfect, it tells a strong story. It's dark and moody, with harsh lighting and I like the graphic handling. It speaks to me about a musician performing against adversity and everything that nature is throwing against her (rain being an allegory for Covid and lockdowns?). Yet, she continues to perform sheltered under an umbrella.”
Shelley wins $750 cash. Shelley said the win had "made my day" and "thanks to the judge, who she has "stood with in the pit" on many occasions"
View all the 2022 entries
Music Photography Award 2021
Watch now on You Tube - Veronica McLaughlin, Award winner -
Auckland Festival of Photography and Auckland UNESCO City of Music are proud to present the inaugural Aotearoa Music Photography Award | Whakaahua Puoro Toa competition winners:
Winner: Veronica McLaughlin, Delaney Davidson
2nd Prize: Doug Peters, Florence + The Machine
View all the 2021 entries