Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2018-19

A magnificent shot, Cauldron Noodles, of a celebration of the goddess Nuwa, taken by Chinese photographer Jianhui Liao, has seized this year’s crown at Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2019, the world’s leading celebration of food photography and film.

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.”

Pink Lady® Apple a Day Category Winner 2019

Previous winner - The Girl
The Girl by Tiree Dawson

The Pink Lady® Apple A Day category was won by UK photographer, Tiree Dawson.


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Take advantage of our great Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year membership scheme. Sign up and enjoy five free entries to the awards, plus great benefits and discounts such as discounted camera insurance, free entry to all exhibitions at the Mall Galleries and much more.


With the next phase of our food snapping competition soon to launch on Instagram, we recently teamed up with Olive magazine and some of the leading names in British food to deliver a podcast which aims to answer the ever-topical question: why are we all so obsessed with images of food?

Featuring our #PinkLadySnaps judge and acclaimed food photographer David Loftus, Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Awards founder Caroline Kenyon, Olive magazine editor Laura Rowe and award-winning food writer George Reynolds (Eater London, Sunday Times), this podcast offers insight from some of the food industry’s brightest stars and is not to be missed!

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