After months of preparation and many thousands of entries, the winners of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2019 were announced yesterday evening at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London.
Finalists flew in from all over the world, and over 20 of them collected a trophy and many of them special prizes for winning their category.
A magnificent shot, Cauldron Noodles, of a celebration of the goddess Nuwa, taken by Chinese photographer Jianhui Liao, seized this year’s overall crown.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Every year from the first to the eighteenth day of the lunar calendar, villagers wear Qing Dynasty costumes to celebrate Nvwa’s birthday and eat big pots of noodles at noon. Shexian County, Hebei Province. County, Hebei Province, China.
TECHNICAL: Sony 7RM2, f/8, 1/200, 54mm
Liao was presented with the £5000 prize by Andy Macdonald, who has headed up Pink Lady® in the UK, headline sponsor of the Awards. The announcement took place in front of an audience of four hundred guests at a glittering Champagne Taittinger reception packed with celebrities from the food and photography world, at the Mall Galleries, London on Tuesday 30 April 2019. Host for the evening was the legendary musician and cheesemaker Alex James.
“The competition was fierce,” says Macdonald, “there were 9000 images entered from 77 countries – more entries and more countries than ever before – and the standard was phenomenal.”
Jianhui’s shot won the Food for Celebration category sponsored by Champagne Taittinger. “It stood out from the rest in its category, however, for the way in which he made the subject matter, a community feast, so beautiful and atmospheric.”
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Foodie Film Oscars announced
With entries numbers at a record high, the Winterbotham Darby Food Film Shorts supported by Foodism title was this year taken by USA based Jennifer Davick with her film ‘Black Sesame’ about Chef Maya Erickson’s Black Sesame Dessert.Describing the film Jennifer tells us, “Maya created this dessert while working as the pastry chef at Lazy Bear, a San Francisco restaurant that grew from the cult-like following of an underground supper club and whose own chef/owner David Barzelay received the nod as a 2016 Food and Wine Best New Chef.”
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2019 Commemorative Book
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020 will be launching in July. We look forward to another brilliant year and will be in touch with more news and updates very soon.
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year