Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year: The Winners
Now in its third year, Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is an international competition, open to professional and amateur, old and young and offers a £5000 prize to the overall winner. The entries showcase photography of people cooking, people farming, celebrations, food for sale, food in the field and much more. In an era where photography with the use of an smart phone to professional camera is acceptable, the evening celebrated a vast quality of photos from the beginner to professional photographer.
Ever since the 400 shortlisted images were released in an online gallery on Friday 28 March 2014, Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year and it’s increasing fan base eagerly awaited the news of the final 100 most exciting, inspiring and diverse images celebrating the culture of food. This year also saw the introduction of several exciting new categories including Politics of Food, Food Bloggers and unearthed® Food in Film and first of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Pink Lady® Food Photographer category winners were announced at the star-studded awards ceremony at the Mall Galleries in London compered by chair of the judges, journalist and food critic, Jay Rayner, and took place in front of more than 400 people. The winner of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2014 was Tessa Bunney (UK/PDR of Lao) for her stunning image, Noodle Making. She was presented with a cheque for £5000 by Andy Macdonald, Managing Director of Coregeo, Master Licensor for Pink Lady® in the UK, headline sponsor of the award.
This year judges included David Loftus, Jamie Oliver’s photographer, Yotam Ottolenghi, restaurateur, chef and author, Sanjeev Kapoor,India’s culinary superstar, Andrew Scrivani, food photographer/New York Times, Julia Bradbury, TV presenter, Justine Roberts, CEO and founder Mumsnet. Champagne Taittinger were the honorary choice of champagne for celebratory toast and the delicious canapes were catered for by the ever-popular Table Talk caterers and wine by Errazuriz Wine.
Winner – Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2014
Tessa Bunney (Lao PDR) – Noodle Making
Cream of the Crop: Louise Lister (Australia) – Spanner Crab
Food in the Street: David Thompson (UK) – Making Jian Bao
Food in the Field: Manuela Ruther (Germany) – Blue Sweetheart Cabbage
Food and its Place: Jonathan Gregson (UK) – Coffee Roasting, Rwanda
Food for Sale: Emma Wood (UK) – Potato Stall, Chile
Food for Celebration: Tuan Nguyen (Vietnam) – Two Old Ladies Preparing ‘Tet’
Food Sn-apping: Peter Cassidy (UK) – Gelati
StockFood Food off the Press: Caroline Martin (Germany) – Roasted Pigeons
Philip Harben Award for Food in Action: Tessa Bunney (Lao PDR) – Noodle Making
Food Portraiture: Nicole Branan (USA) – Barbecue Ribs
An Apple a Day: William Hondokusomo (Indonesia) – A Week’s Apples
Food Bloggers: Aniko Meneghinine Szabo (Italy) – Making Strawberry Sauce
Politics of Food: Sandro Maddalena (Italy) – Piggery in Garbage City, Cairo
Lifetime Achievement Award – Tessa Traeger (UK)
Young: 10 and under: Eden Crossley (UK) – Cheeky Monkey!
Young 11-14: Katie Woodhouse (UK) Lollipop Lawn
Young 15-17: Lione Clare (USA) – Crafting Tortillas
Errazuriz sub category – Produce: Owen Franken (France) – Two Bottles
Errazuriz sub category – People: Jon Wyand (UK) – Dominique Lafon Tasting At His Cellars
Errazuriz sub category –Places: Jon Wyand (UK) – Chateau Corton Andre and Les Perrieres Vineyard
Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year 2014: Jon Wyand – Dominique Lafon Tasting At His Cellars
Unearthed® Food in Film – Documentary: Klaus Einwanger (Germany) – A Truly British Chef
Unearthed® Food in Film – Non-Documentary: Yuki Sugiura (UK) – Florentine Animation
Unearthed® Food in Film Overall Winner 2014: Yuki Sugiura (UK) – Florentine Animation
The four-day exhibition will run from Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th April 2014 and for further information visit here.