Chinese photographer wins major earth foodstuff award

Li’s image, titled Content Birthday, gained the Food for Celebration classification. (CHINA Daily)

China’s name as an global chief in the world of photography has developed even greater soon after Li Huaifeng was crowned in general winner of the prestigious Pink Woman Food items Photographer of the Calendar year opposition for 2021 in London on Tuesday night time.

The 10th staging of the level of competition drew a lot more than 10,000 entries from more than 70 countries, competing in 25 groups, for particular person prizes, and then one particular overall winner.

Li’s graphic, Style, depicts a young relatives planning food items collectively on a warm, sunny working day in Licheng, Shanxi province. It won the Food items for the Relatives group and was named the outright competitiveness winner.

He became the 2nd photographer from China to earn the levels of competition in the last a few decades, subsequent in the footsteps of Liao Jianhui, who won in 2019 for his impression, Cauldron Noodles, with quite a few classes at the 2020 awards also owning been won by Chinese entrants.

“This photograph is technically exceptional in its use of light and composition, but what raises it to the stage of historic significance is the depth of its storytelling and emotion,” stated Caroline Kenyon, founder and director of the awards, describing Li’s profitable graphic.

“It tells of a 12 months of isolation and residing indoors, residing in little communities of immediate loved ones. Right here, the scene is bathed with enjoy, with echoes of Madonna and boy or girl. An outstanding shot which flawlessly demonstrates that images want not shock or disturb to be fantastic or unforgettable. This beautiful graphic lingers in the intellect.”

In addition to winning the Foods for the Loved ones category, another of Li’s visuals, Mutual Help, came 3rd in the exact same classification he also won the Food stuff for Celebration course with Content Birthday, with the award winners picked by a panel of images and food stuff market specialists.

The prizes had been offered at a digital awards ceremony in London on Tuesday night, with China particularly effectively represented among the the honors, with 6 other entrants executing properly.

“Their use of pictures to make clear their perform in destinations of risk and deprivation around the world is amazing,” claimed Kenyon. “The pandemic has exponentially greater the world wide need for their support, described as a ‘famine of biblical proportions’.”

For the next 12 months jogging, the pandemic intended that the awards ceremony had to be carried out on-line, but this calendar year, for the initially time, there will be a bodily exhibition of all of the finalists, to be held at the Royal Photographic Society in Bristol, in November and December.