Music Vice photographer shortlisted for NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon – vote for Lauren to win!

September 15, 2010

Music Vice’s London, England based contributing photographer Lauren Towner has been shortlisted for the NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon. NME Music Photography awards with Nikon

The photography contest is a partnership between UK magazine the NME and the camera manufacturer Nikon. Open to amateur and professional photographers, judges include renowned music photographers such as Pennie Smith (famous for her iconic London Calling cover picture of The Clash) and Oasis’s photog Jill Furmanovsky.

Categories for amateurs consist of Live, Portrait, Reportage, Festivals, as well as categories Age Group 15-17, Age Group 14 and under, and Grand Prix (into which all entries are automatically entered). The categories for professionals are Photographer of the Year and Outstanding Contribution. Lauren has been selected in the Age Group 15-17 category.

Winning and shortlisted entries will also be exhibited at the O2’s music museum, the British Music Experience. Prizes for winners include Nikon cameras.

Not yet 18 and our youngest contributor, Lauren Towner has demonstrated her photography talents for over two years with Music Vice. Some highlights include her coverage of Hop Farm Festival 2009 and Underage Festival 2010. Vote for Lauren by following this link and rating Lauren Towner’s photo of Pete Doherty 10 out of 10:—15-17

The final entrants are being judged by the NME’s Photo Director Marian Paterson and their portrait photographer Dean Chalkley, with the ratings being taking into consideration when selecting winners.

It’s amazing for Lauren to get shortlisted – show your support by rating her picture to help her with a chance of winning.

© Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice

Picture of Florence and The Machine performing at Hop Farm Festival 2009 - photo by Lauren Towner, Music Vice

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5 Responses to Music Vice photographer shortlisted for NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon – vote for Lauren to win!

  1. Maggie Towner on September 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you for the article Brian. Lauren is my granddaughter and I’m so proud of her. Please vote for her everyone 🙂

  2. mel on September 15, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    I voted at 8pm (Ottawa time) and you were 5th with 5.7 pts, few hours later and now you’re at 4th with 6.6.

  3. Michael Bowser on September 16, 2010 at 7:14 am

    That’s awesome! Nice bloody work 😉

  4. Natascha Malta on September 16, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Good luck Lauren! I totally voted for you.

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