The winner for Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year was announced on Wednesday, the 23rd of April, at the Mall Galleries in London and Tessa Bunney was awarded the main prize of £5000 for her stunning image Noodle Making. The picture also won the Philip Harben Award for the “Food in Action” category.
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is an international celebration of the art of food photography is now in its third year already.
The judging panel this year included: Jay Rayner (journalist, food critic), David Loftus (Food photographer from Jamie Oliver), Yotam Ottolenghi (Chef, restaurateur and author), Julia Bradbury (TV presenter), Sanjeev Kapoor (India’s culinary superstar), Andrew Scrivani (food photographer/New York Times), Justine Roberts (CEO and founder Mumsnet). The panel was particularly struck by the “beautiful composition, the expression of utter absorption on the subject’s face and the movement of dough as it flies through the air”.
Klaus Einwanger won first place in the film category Unearthed® Food in Film with his “A Truly British Chef”, a film showcasing the skill and care in preparing and serving fish.
Peter Cassidy took the first place in the category Food Sn-apping with his image – Gelati.
Other category Winners:
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 competition opens again in June 2014 for entries into the 2015 awards. We’re looking forward to more exciting food photography celebrations!