There’s a good reason why some of the most iconic photos throughout history took place on, or around a stage.
It’s the unbridled energy of the performers, the palpable excitement of the crowd, and the still moments in between, when thousands of people seem to collectively holding their breath. Music photography’s pretty bloody magic, and hands down one of our favourite categories of the MC Photo Comp year after year.
Which is why we’re pleased to kick off our category shortlists with the 2018 Music Shortlist presented by Hurley—a selection of the best 10 photos entered in the Music category amid thousands this year.
The below shortlist will be getting further cut down to just five finalists, whose photos will be on display at our Sydney and LA Photo Comp parties in December, and in our Photo Annual print mag. But don’t touch that dial, because we’ve still got shortlists for Portrait, Travel, Student, Lifestyle, and Action to come.