Remember this winning photograph by Bangladesh-based Shoeb Faruquee?
He was crowned the overall winner of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award 2017 for his image “Food for God”.
This photograph and all 20 winners from other categories will be exhibited by Pink Lady Europe throughout July at the international photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles, in France.
“We are delighted to support the awards each year, and love seeing great talent from all over the world showcase their food photography,” says Andy Macdonald, managing director of Pink Lady Apples UK.
“We are thrilled that the winners from this year’s competition have this fantastic opportunity to have their work exhibited at one of the most prestigious photography events in France, thanks to our colleagues at Pink Lady Europe.”
(Photographer Leonardo Salomao won in the Food for the Family category)
The competition celebrates the beauty of fresh ingredients and mealtime rituals through striking and vibrant images taken all over the world.
Entries for 2018 are now open and photographers have until next February to get involved.
Now in its seventh year, the competition has a number of categories covering a range of how food can be depicted in society. This can include styled studio images for magazine shoots, families eating together, fresh produce cultivation, food/travel photography and so much more.
Pink Lady Food Photography Award judges are looking for images showing off technical skills, originality and a connection with the subject.
There are several categories and next year’s award include for the first time a best Student Food Photographer.
Jurists will include world-renowned chef Ferran Adrià, Jenna Close of the American Society of Media Photographers, photographer Henry Dallal, Sheila Dillon from BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme, and three-Michelin starred chef Pierre Koffmann.
For more information go to https://www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com/
(UK photographer Sally Ann Stone won in the Food in the Field category with this picture she calls ‘Swiss Chard Forest’)