The Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year competition, globally recognized for telling the world’s most important food stories, is open for entries for 2023.
The competition, now in its 12th edition, received nearly 100,000 entries from nearly 100 countries. Never has the issue of food been so important, so central to our understanding of what it means to be alive,” says Caroline Kenyon, director/founder of the awards. Governments around the world are grappling with the cost of living crisis, food banks are struggling to keep up with demand, warships are ready to escort grain from the port of Odessa. Meanwhile, on a daily basis, we continue to grow produce, gather together, cook, eat, party.
With over 25 categories, the awards recognize the wide variety of ways food touches our lives. What is truly wonderful is the ever-expanding breadth of imagery, from still life to landscape, from interior to portrait, from macro to immense, from intimate street photography to images of epic drones, the scope gets bigger every year,” says David Loftus, president of the jury. Judging is always a rewarding and humbling experience and I look forward to the coming year”.
In 2023, a new category was created, Pink Lady® Moments of Joy, for images showing the joy experienced through food, whether it is growing, preparing and cooking, or serving and food consumption. The winner of the Pink Lady® Moments of Joy category will take home £1,500.
This year’s international jury, chaired by legendary food photographer David Loftus, includes: Ella Ravilious, curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Nik Sharma, cookbook author, photographer and columnist, Claire Rees, director of photography at Bafta , Phillip Prodger, executive director of curatorial exhibitions in Los Angeles and former head of photography at the National Portrait Gallery in London, and Rein Skullerud, head of the World Food Program’s photography unit.
Media coverage of the awards continues to grow worldwide. To date, last year’s photographs have been covered by media in over 50 countries: from the BBC, The Times, Forbes, National Geographic and MSN, to Corriere della Sera, CNN, China Daily, Tatler and El World. Additionally, the winning photographers were interviewed on the world’s largest radio station, BBC World Service, and on one of America’s largest news television programs, CBS Saturday Morning.
I’m not used to entering contests, but I entered the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year contest because the images are outstanding and the contest is specifically about food and wine,” says Suzanne Becker Bronk, 2022 competition finalist. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year has elevated the art of food and wine photography through her well-run and beautifully organized competition. I take inspiration from many of their award winners and have discovered some great food and wine photographers all over the world.”
The Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year competition is by far the pinnacle of the food photography year; it absolutely sets the standard for the best and most innovative in food photography around the world,” says 2021 finalist Robin Goodlad. It’s a really important way for me to push myself and see if I can create the best images possible. After all this has given me as a photographer, I can’t imagine not participating! If you are interested in food photography, you should definitely enter this contest.
To participate in the 2023 competition, go to www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com
Registration closes Sunday, February 5, 2023.
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