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So.Co Image of Music Awards 2024: The Winners

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The 2nd Annual So.Co Image Of Music Awards (sponsored by Affinity Photo 2) took place last night at Amazing Grace in London. The glittering ceremony honoured the unsung heroes behind the lens, as well as a range of other awards.

 

Fearghal McGlinchey received the Image Of Music award for this image of Greta Van Fleet's Josh Kiszka

Fearghal McGlinchey received the Image Of Music award for this image of Greta Van Fleet's Josh Kiszka

Fearghal McGlinchey walked away with the award for Music Photographer of the Year, in recognition of a striking and creative body of work, as well as the prestigious Image Of Music Award (sponsored by Canon) for his superb image of Greta Van Fleet's Josh Kiszka (above). 

 

The inaugural Young Music Photographer of the Year Award was won by New York based photographer Grace Prachthauser, whose exemplary entry showed a level of creativity and skill beyond what the judges expected in this category, and which stood out in a strong field. 

 

Ashnikko by Grace Prachthauser

Ashnikko by Grace Prachthauser

The second annual So.Co Legend award was presented to British photographer Jill Furmanovsky. Throughout her fifty year career, Jill has documented the rise of some of the greatest bands in the world, and her archive speaks for itself. It's testement to Jill's continued search for the perfect image that she was still down the front with her camera during the show. 

Jill Furmanovsky accepts the 2024 So.Co Legend Award (Photo: Thomas Jackson)

Jill Furmanovsky accepts the 2024 So.Co Legend Award (Photo: Thomas Jackson)

Other awards on the evening honoured Paper Dress Vintage (Independent Venue of the Year), Nova Twins (Must See Live Act) and Canon for the EOS R50 (Innovation of the Year). 

Nova Twins won the award for Must See Live Act (Photo: Warren Millar)

Nova Twins won the award for Must See Live Act (Photo: Warren Millar)

Throughout the show we were treated to live sets from Millie Manders & The Shutup, Joe Bradley, and Tom A. Smith, who returned by popular demand following a stunning peformance at the 2023 event. 

Millie Manders & The Shutup opened the awards with a rare acoustic performance (Photo: Thomas Jackson)

Millie Manders & The Shutup opened the awards with a rare acoustic performance (Photo: Thomas Jackson)

Thanks to Affinity Photo 2, Canon, The Independent, and LD Communications for all their support in hosting the 2024 Image of Music Awards. 

Words: Thomas Jackson