Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 winners revealed

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 winners revealed
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Jianhui Liao has won the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 competition for his image Cauldron Noodles, organisers have announced.

The Chinese photographer’s image was shot during a celebration of the goddess Nuwa.

As the overall winner, Jianhui received the grand prize of £5000 at a reception hosted by musician and cheesemaker Alex James in the Mall Galleries, London. The presentation was made by Andy Macdonald, head of Pink Lady® in the UK – the Award’s main sponsor.

The 400-hundred strong audience carefully balanced their Taittinger champagne glasses to congratulate Liao with hearty applause. 

According to the organisers, over 9000 images were entered from 77 countries. That’s more images from more countries than ever before. And, as Angela observed during the judging process, the standard was fantastically high.

Jianhui’s atmospheric image also won the Food for Celebration category which is sponsored by Champagne Taittinger.

Outstanding Achievement Award

The Outstanding Achievement Award was bestowed upon Pink Lady’s Andy Macdonald in recognition of his contribution to food photography. Macdonald is about to step down as head of Pink Lady® in the UK, which has been the main spoor since the awards began in 2011.

Category Winners

The category winners are as follows:

Food for Celebration sponsored by Champagne Taittinger

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 winners revealed

PHOTOGRAPHER: Jianhui Liao (China)
IMAGE TITLE: Cauldron Noodles
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Every year from the first to 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

The Philip Harben Award for Food in Action

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kazi Mushfiq (Bangladesh)
IMAGE TITLE: Water Collecting From Street Pump
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A woman was collecting water for her daily life from a street pump in the old Dhaka area.
TECHNICAL: Sony ILCE-6000 E 20mm F2.8, ƒ/4.0, 20.0 mm, 1/250, 200 Flash (off, did not fire)

Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 winners revealed

PHOTOGRAPHER: Nick Millward (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: Tarte Tatin with Thyme
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A simple tarte tatin with thyme to give it an extra depth of flavour, by chef Clodagh Mckenna.
TECHNICAL: Panasonic Lumix G9 Camera, 200 ISO, 1/15sec, f5.1 Panasonic FS12060 Lens @ 33mm

Pink Lady® Apple a Day

PHOTOGRAPHER: Tiree Dawson (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: The Girl
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: We have been discussing for years whether Summer is allowed to get her ears pierced. This year, perhaps. The image is also inspired by Vermeer’s work and use of light.
TECHNICAL: Canon 5D Mk4, 50mm f6.3, 1/8 second, ISO 800

Food Bloggers

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 winners revealed

PHOTOGRAPHER: Aimee Twigger (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: Drying Pasta
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Herb-laminated pasta hanging to dry in the window.

Politics of Food

PHOTOGRAPHER: Martin Chamberlain (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: Cow Tantrum
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: This cow probably knew its destiny. Having just been bought from the market in Nizwa, Oman, the cow proved increasingly reluctant to comply with its new owners’ wishes – resorting in the end to collapsing its front legs, leaving the owners puzzled as to what to do next.
TECHNICAL: Canon EOS 5D MkII. 24-105mm f4L IS @35mm 1/125 @ f8 ISO100

Food for the Family

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 winners revealed

PHOTOGRAPHER: Sanghamitra Sarkar (India)
IMAGE TITLE: Bonda Tribe
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Odisha has many tribal communities and the Bonda tribe is one of them. They lead a very simple life. Modern society has failed to change them because they have carefully protected their culture and traditions from modern civilisation. In this picture the Bonda ladies are busy preparing food in a clay pot, making fire from wood.
TECHNICAL: NIKON D750,LENSE-NIKON 24-120 mm,ISO-400,FOCAL LENGTH – 24 mm, EXPOSURE TIME – 1/320, APERTURE – 4 MM

Bring Home the Harvest

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kazi Mushfiq (Bangladesh)
IMAGE TITLE: Harvesting Gold
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Farmers were working hard harvesting the rice which is like gold to them.
TECHNICAL: Canon EOS 6D EF17-40mm f/4L USM, ƒ/7.1, 26.0 mm, 1/1000, 125, Flash (off, did not fire)

Food in the Field

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 winners revealed

PHOTOGRAPHER: Andrew Newey (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: Pumpkins at Sunrise
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: On a cold autumn morning, the sun gradually appears through the mist over a pumpkin patch in the New Forest National Park, England.
TECHNICAL: Canon EOS 5D Mark III / 16mm / ISO 50 / 1/5 sec @ f16

InterContinental Food at the Table

PHOTOGRAPHER: Giles Christopher (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: Mussels Ready to Eat
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Image taken in the studio of mussels on a napkin, on rustic table for Harry Ramsden’s restaurants.
TECHNICAL: Camera: Sony A7RIII  Lens: Canon 90mm TS-E Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec ISO: 200 Aperture: F4.5

World Food Programme Food for Life

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 winners revealed

PHOTOGRAPHER: Avishek Das (India)
IMAGE TITLE: Food Processing
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A woman is working in a rice processing field of West Bengal, India. They are working in a tough environment as extreme heat is released from the boiled rice grains being separated to dry.
TECHNICAL: Nikon D750 , 1/400 S , ISO 100, F 3.2 , EV –0.7

One Vision Imaging Cream of the Crop

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 winners revealed

PHOTOGRAPHER: Simon Bajada (Sweden)
IMAGE TITLE: Basque Heirlooms
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: These tomatoes were photographed on a grey morning at Mercado de la Bretxa in San Sebastian, Spain. They were snuggled in a box, protruding just enough to catch the soft light across them.
TECHNICAL: Canon 5d mk 4

Food for Sale

PHOTOGRAPHER: Elise Humphrey (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: Ramadan
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A hungry market-stall holder in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, sits among forbidden fruits during Ramadan, whilst dreaming of her next meal.
TECHNICAL: Fujifilm X-T20

On the Phone

PHOTOGRAPHER: Matt Wilson (Chile)
IMAGE TITLE: Rosemary Harvest
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: This photograph is of one of my sons cutting rosemary from our garden. He is wearing his Barcelona football shirt and my wife´s Colombian hat. I saw the image and only had my iPhone at hand so grabbed the shot.
TECHNICAL: iPhone 8 plus

Production Paradise Previously Published

PHOTOGRAPHER: Cosimo Barletta (Italy)
IMAGE TITLE: Red Octopus
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: When you “release the kraken” on the table… you never know what will happen!
TECHNICAL: Canon 5Ds R | TS/E 90mm | 5 Profoto multispot and pro head

Street Food

PHOTOGRAPHER: Debdatta Chakraborty (India)
IMAGE TITLE: Rishu Kesarwale
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Rishu Kesarwale has his shack in one of the busiest streets of Allahabad city. Here he sells warm milk, yogurt, cottage cheese and, of course, masala chai – India’s most popular drink. He has inherited his shop from his father and is very proud that in these days of food adulteration, he is still serving his clientele with pure milk, which is considered a great health food by the Indians, particularly so during the winter months.
TECHNICAL: Nikon D750, Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR, Exp.f/7.1, 1/60s ISO 800

Champagne Taittinger Wedding Food Photographer

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 winners revealed

PHOTOGRAPHER: Tiree Dawson (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: Preparing for the Nightshift
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: At the end of a magical spring day in the English Lake District, the pizza van team set up ready to feed Samuel and Parisa’s evening guests.
TECHNICAL: Canon 5D mk4, 35mm, f1.8, 1/200 second, ISO1600

Fujifilm Award for Innovation

PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Hedge (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: Broken Egg
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: This image is part of a series of images I did for the RSA Magazine illustrating the delicate relationship between food, farming and the countryside. Prop styling by Kerry Hughes and art direction by Johan Shufiyan.
TECHNICAL: Phase One XF camera with an IQ 250 digital back

Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year – Overall Winner

PHOTOGRAPHER: Jon Wyand (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: Cleaning the Cuverie at Domaine Faiveley, Mercurey
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Wooden and stainless steel tanks used for fermenting the red wine are emptied and the remaining grape material pressed. The vats are then scrupulously washed out.
TECHNICAL: Nikon 28-70mm zoom at 28mmm

Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year – Produce

PHOTOGRAPHER: Alessandra Spairani (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: Il Fruttaio
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Il fruttaio is a ‘fruit cellar’ that, in the past, was used to store fruit during the winter. Now Riccardo uses it to hang the best Bosco, Albarola and Vermentino grapes from his small vineyards to produce Sciacchetrà, one of the most sough-after wines from Cinque Terre, Liguria.
TECHNICAL: Canon EOS 5D MK IV + Tamron SP 28-75 mm

Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year – People

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 winners revealed

PHOTOGRAPHER: Mick Rock (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: Vigneron Pruning Vines
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Pruning Cabernet Sauvignon vines on a frosty morning at Château Léoville-Barton.
TECHNICAL: Mamiya RZ67 50mm lens

Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year – Place

PHOTOGRAPHER: Jon Wyand (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: Cleaning the Cuverie at Domaine Faiveley, Mercurey
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Wooden and stainless steel tanks used for fermenting the red wine are emptied and the remaining grape material pressed. The vats are then scrupulously washed out.
TECHNICAL: Nikon 28-70mm zoom at 28mmm

Food Stylist Award

FOOD STYLIST: Kim Morphew (UK)
IMAGE TITLE: In the Balance
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: On trend fashion meets tutti frutti.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Arthur Woodcroft

British Summer Fruits Flag

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Celebrating all the fabulous summer fruits in the British Isles. The Union Jack is made from blueberries, blackberries, cherries, strawberries and raspberries from different farms around the British Isles.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Martin Poole

Salted Caramel Millionaires

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Rich, oozy salted caramel tops crumbly shortbread, finished with a dark and white chocolate drizzle.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Maja Smend

Edible Damien Hirst Skull

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Chocolate cake sculpted into the shape of a skull, covered in fondant icing and adorned with edible diamonds and sugared almonds to recreate the Damian Hirst skull.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Maja Smend

Caramel Jammy Dodgers

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Homemade biscuits sandwiched together with luxurious caramel.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Martin Poole

World Food Programme Storytellers Innovation Award

PHOTOGRAPHER: Eder Estilmer (Guatemala)
IMAGE TITLE: Water Stream
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Not available
TECHNICAL: Not available

Student Photographer of the Year

PHOTOGRAPHER: Chloe Dann (Australia)
IMAGE TITLE: The Carnal Supper
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: This photo is from a series I made which explores the corporeality of human eating habits and the role of the culinary arts in the relationship between nature and culture.
TECHNICAL: Canon 5D Mark III

Young 10 and under

PHOTOGRAPHER: Joshua George (Bahrain)
IMAGE TITLE: Passion Fruit Love
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Having passion fruit straight from the plant was very tasty and fun.
TECHNICAL: Nikon D800

Young 11-14

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 winners revealed

PHOTOGRAPHER: Jemima Painter (Thailand)
IMAGE TITLE: Fresh Thai Ingredients
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Who knew that chillies are actually a fruit!
TECHNICAL: iPhone 7

Young 15 – 17

PHOTOGRAPHER: Lily-Mae Franklin
IMAGE TITLE: Always Have A Camera In My Hands
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: I always have a camera at the ready, to capture the expressions on everyone’s face (even while cooking).

Winterbotham Darby Food Film Shorts supported by Foodism

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Jennifer Davick (USA)
FILM TITLE: Black Sesame
FILM DESCRIPTION: Chef Maya Erickson’s Black Sesame Dessert. 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.