After a successful 2019, the world’s leading awards for food photography and film, Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, are back for 2020.
With more entries than ever before and from 77 countries in 2019, Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year shines a light on the very best photography and film shorts showing food in every setting in cultures across the world. Stunning shots of cooking, harvesting, farming, eating, celebrating and sometimes just surviving – these pictures and films tell stories that move, delight, inform and entertain.
This year’s global judging panel, chaired by legendary food photographer David Loftus, includes new names such as Chris Dee, Food and Home Director, Harrods, Tori Katherman , Director of Photography, Food&Wine, NYC, Anthea Loucas Bosha, CEO, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and Joshua Lustig, Deputy Picture Editor, Financial Times Weekend Magazine.
“We are delighted to be headline sponsor again of these prestigious awards,” says Peter Durose, who heads up Pink Lady® in the UK. “Our brand is all about excellence and to act as a global patron of the arts in this way to such an important art form is very meaningful for us.”
Last year’s winner, Jianhui Liao from China, saw his winning shot in the press across the world, from BBC News Online to China Daily, The Guardian, The Times and The Telegraph. He also received a cheque for £5000 at the magnificent Champagne Taittinger Awards Evening at the Mall Galleries, London.
“A Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year award,’ says Sowrav Das, a 2019 Finalist from Bangladesh, “is considered the highest level of award in any photographer’s career.”
“I’m always hugely inspired by the images I see [here] from all over the world, on all aspects of food. They make me think, and they make me want to take better photographs, and use photos to tell more powerful stories,” says Laura Donohue, UK.
Food for sale
We’re delighted to be supporting the Food for Sale category which showcases the very best shots of food for sale, be it a farmers market in France, spices in Senegal, macaroons in a chic Parisian emporium or coconut pancakes from a Thai floating market. Basically images of buying and selling food in shops and on the street anywhere in the world.
It seems very fitting considering our role as a food supplier, with over 123 different production partners across Europe.
2019 Food for Sale winner
Last year the category was won by Elise Humphrey, with her fantastic picture entitled Ramadan.
A hungry market-stall holder in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, sits among forbidden fruits during Ramadan, whilst dreaming of her next meal.
The competition is now open for entries (check out all the other categories here) and the closing date is 9th February 2020.