A tender and subtly highly effective image for our times, Flavor, by Chinese photographer Li Huaifeng, has gained the over-all prize of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2021, the world’s main celebration of the artwork of food items images and movie. The photograph, taken in Licheng, Shanxi, on a warm and sunny working day, reveals a young spouse and children sharing in the joy of preparing food items.
Flavor by Li Huaifeng, Overall Winner of Pink Lady® Meals Photographer of the 12 months 2021
“This picture is technically fantastic in its use of light-weight and composition, but what raises it to the amount of historic great importance is the depth of its storytelling and emotion. It tells of a yr of isolation and living indoors, residing in tiny communities of rapid household. In this article, the scene is bathed with appreciate, with echoes of Madonna and boy or girl. An fantastic shot which correctly demonstrates that photography want not shock or disturb to be good or unforgettable. This beautiful graphic lingers in the mind,” states Caroline Kenyon, Director/Founder of the Awards.
The constraints of the pandemic did not defeat the celebrations. The winners have been introduced by Fred Siriex, in an enjoyable Awards ceremony that was reside streamed on the competition’s YouTube channel on Tuesday 27 April 2021. It was viewed by an audience across the world, together with celebs from the foodstuff and images entire world.
“2021 marks a incredibly particular 12 months for Pink Lady® Meals Photographer of the Year. On the competition’s tenth anniversary, it is amazing that a history variety of entries ended up been given,” states Phil Turnbull, CEO of APAL, owner of Pink Lady®, and headline sponsor of the Awards given that 2011. “Almost 10,500 entries were being submitted from about 70 nations around the world. As the achieve of the levels of competition grows even further, it proceeds to be a certainly international inspiration and celebration of the artwork of food items photography.”
In addition to announcing the winners, the extremely-prestigious Outstanding Accomplishment Award was also offered to the Entire world Foodstuff Programme. “Their use of images to describe their operate in sites of threat and deprivation about the world is incredible. The pandemic has exponentially elevated the global will need for their help, described as a ‘famine of biblical proportions’. We have been honoured to be partnered by the Earth Food stuff Programme for quite a few many years, and it is wonderful that Rein Skullerud, Head of their Picture Device, a heroic photographer in his individual correct, accepts the Award on behalf of WFP.”
In an enjoyable very first for the level of competition, the exhibition of the 2021 Finalists will be premiering at The Royal Photographic Modern society, just one of the world’s oldest photographic societies, in Bristol. The exhibition will run from 20 November – 12 December 2021. Entry is free of charge.
To watch the online gallery of all the 2021 finalists, make sure you visit www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com
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