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Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2020 winners revealed

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2020 winners revealed

Bangladeshi photographer KM Asad has won the title Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2020 with a powerful image called ‘After Exodus’ which was shot in a Rohingya refugee camp that has over one million residents. Like much of th world, the camp is now in lockdown in an attempt to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Asad’s image was selected almost 9000 entries from over 70 countries by a panel of judges led by the internationally-renowned food photographer David Loftus.

This year the judging panel included Chris Dee, Director, Food & Home, Harrods; Per-Anders Jorgensen, Photographer and Founder, Fool Magazine; Josh Lustig, Picture Editor, Financial Times Weekend Magazine; Vitalie Taittinger, President, Champagne Taittinger; Rein Skullerud, Head, Photography Unit, Communications Division, World Food Programme.

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2020 winners revealed
K M Asad After Exodus

Founder and Director of the Awards, Caroline Kenyon said of Asad’s photograph, “This moving image really speaks to our times. The world is in the grip of Covid19 and normal life, whatever that may be, has stopped for all of us. These Rohingya refugee children remind us of the fragility of life, that our need for food for survival connects us all around the world. We are all the same.”

Online Awards

The Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards ceremony usually takes place at the Mall Galleries with 400 guests, but this year because of the Covid19 lockdown, the Awards team took them online. This enabled anyone with an internet connection to watch as musician and cheesemaker, Alex James, announced the winners of each category before revealing the overall winner.

Watch the video below to see the announcements for yourself and scroll down to see the category winners.

Category Winners

The category winners are as follows:

Bring Home the Harvest

The Morning Catch
Zay Yar Lin, Myanmar

Champagne Taittinger Wedding Food Photographer

Just Desserts
Thomas Alexander, United Kingdom

Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year – Overall Winner

Meike and Dörte Näkel
David Weimann, Germany

Food Bloggers

Bowl of Squash
Aimee Twigger, United Kingdom

Food for Celebration sponsored by Champagne Taittinger

Making Together
K M Asad, Bangladesh

Food for the Family

Olek Eating Pancakes
Anna Włodarczyk, Poland

Food in the Field

When the Hive is Filled
Xiaodong Sun, China

Food Stylist Award

Sashimi; Duck and Cherries; Halibut and Radish; Octopus Dots; Pancetta, Onion and Broadbeans
Nicole Herft, United Kingdom

Fujifilm Award for Innovation

Jonathan Minster, United Kingdom

InterContinental Food at the Table

Looking Too Good to Eat (Just Yet)
Sandy Wood, United Kindom

Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture

Baked Figs
Liam Desbois, United Kingdom

On the Phone

Azim Khan Ronnie, Bangladesh

One Vision Imaging Cream of the Crop

Kai Stiepel, Germany

The Philip Harben Award Food in Action

Waiting for the Sun
Nhan Do Thanh, Vietnam

Pink Lady® Apple a Day

Caramel Lady
Diana Kowalczyk, Poland

Politics of Food

After Exodus
K M Asad, Bangladesh

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2020 winners revealed

Production Paradise Previously Published

Patricia Niven, United Kingdom

Street Food

Ramen Art
Xueping Du, China

Student Food Photographer of the Year

Curry Banquet
Philippa Askew, United Kingdom

Winterbotham Darby Food for Sale

Vegetable Stall
Zay Yar Lin, Myanmar

World Food Programme Food for Life

A Ugandan Feast
Jason Wain, United Kingdom

World Food Programme Storytellers Innovation Award

Lost in the Market
Jeyabol Hoque, Bangladesh

Young (15-17)

Believers Sharing a Meal
Sangjun Lee, India

Young (11 – 14)

Mulled Wine
Alex Forbes, United Kingdom

Young (10 and under)

Scarlett Blanch, United Kingdom

Food Film Shorts

5 Second Stir Fry
Marc Grundy, United Kingdom


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