The Eddy Leiva Music Photographer of the Year Award.

On November 13th, local music photographer Eddy Leiva suddenly passed away — he was 35. Eddy’s love and passion for photography and music were clear for so many to see.

His incredible work earned him a Boston Music Award nomination for this year’s photography award. 

With the permission and blessing of the Leiva family, the Boston Music Awards have renamed the Music Photographer of the Year Award in his honor.

The winner of The Eddy Leiva Music Photographer of the Year award will be announced live at House of Blues on Thursday, December 7th.

You can support the Leiva family directly via the Donate Now link and view a small handful of his photos below.

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On any given night you could find him at the various venues around town, often making multiple stops to catch bands and document their shows, from locals playing the Middle East and Great Scott to touring acts filling Royale, The Orpheum, and The House of Blues. He was in the photo pits, the balconies, and in the crowd; he was in Cambridge, Somerville, and all over Allston. He was everywhere, always armed with his trusted Canon, ready to capture that one killer shot. -- Vanyaland

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Photos by Eddy Leiva for Vanyaland