Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2017
At a packed awards reception at the Mall Galleries, London on Tuesday 25th April, Bangladesh-based Shoeb Faruquee was declared overall winner of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2017 and was presented with a cheque for £5,000 by Andy Macdonald, who heads up Pink Lady® in the UK, headline sponsor of the awards.
“The competition was fiercer than ever,” says Macdonald, “there were over 8400 images entered internationally, from over 60 countries, and the standard was phenomenal. Shoeb’s shot stood out from the rest in its category, however, for the way in which he made the subject matter – cooking for the breaking of a religious fast – both incredibly striking and atmospheric.”
The evening was compered by chair of the judges, journalist and food critic, Jay Rayner, and took place in front of more than 400 people at the Champagne Taittinger reception, many of whom had flown in from across the world for the occasion, from America, Australia, France and more.
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is the world’s leading celebration of the art of food photography and film. In its sixth year, almost 40,000 entries have been submitted since its inception.
Judges include: Vitalie Taittinger, Marketing Director, Champagne Taittinger, David Loftus, Jamie Oliver’s photographer, culinary superstar Gary Rhodes, Emily Luchetti, Chair, James Beard Foundation, NYC, Nik Powell, Director, National Film & Television School.
For further information, visit https://www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com
The winner of the Pink Lady® Apple a Day category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2017 was announced at a packed reception at the Mall Galleries, London on Tuesday 25th April as Richard Perry (UK) for his image, Keeps the Doctor Away. He was presented with his trophy and £1,000 cheque by Michelle Toft, Chief Marketing Officer, Pink Lady® UK.
“Richard’s shot stood out from the rest in its category," says Andy Macdonald, who heads up Pink Lady® in the UK, headline sponsor of the awards, “for the witty and inventive way in which he developed the theme of a creative shot of a Pink Lady® apple.”